COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT PROJECT

We are very happy to have received funding from The National Lottery Community Fund to run a project supporting mental health recovery during/from the Covid-19 Pandemic.

None of us have been unaffected by the events of the past year. It has touched all of us in different ways whether it be directly or indirectly. Maybe we lost loved ones, maybe we lost jobs, maybe we had to become home school teachers, or carers, or could not access the things that make us feel good about ourselves. Maybe we took to lockdown really well, but are now feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of life getting fast and busy once more. Well, we are here to help support you in whatever way we can.

Our amazing team have put together a varied program, all offered FREELY to you. We have funded counselling, as well as a number of different group sessions to facilitate improved health and well-being as well as the opportunity to connect with others in safe and supportive spaces.

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We want to thank everyone who plays the National Lottery. The funding we have received will empower us to reach and empower so many people in the local community and beyond, so THANK YOU. 

To book for any of these sessions, please click here:
Community Project 

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MEDITATION - Sundays 19:00-19:45 (Zoom) 

We are offering weekly meditation sessions open to everyone whether you are a beginner or well practiced. These sessions are focused on relaxation, stress relief and positive encouragement. This is time for YOU to check in with you, connect in, relax, and maybe learn a new way to help regulate in your day-to-day life. 

Sessions will be held on Zoom for you to enjoy in the comfort of your on home. We will also be recording each session and will have them available on the website for everyone to enjoy. To book, click HERE

COFFEE SHOPS - Mondays and Fridays 10-11:30 

We have drop in hang out spaces multiple times a week focused on inclusivity, connection and community. ALL are welcome. If you are feeling a little lonely or anxious, and just want to connect with a friendly face, with no pressure or expectation, then these spaces are for you. We all have times where we just need somewhere to go and sit and either be heard, or just be alone whilst in the company of people. This is what these spaces are for. If it's your first time, please book in HERE

These sessions will be held in person as restrictions allow as well as a virtual session on a Wednesday after Chair Yoga (15:30-16:00). 

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CREATIVE EXPRESSION: Arts and Crafts - Saturdays 14:00-15:00 

These sessions give you the opportunity to explore different arts and crafts. By using colour, shape, form, we can sometimes translate and express things in a way we cannot do with words. By learning different forms of Creative Expression, we can reconnect with our playful innocence and find some solace and joy in amongst the stresses and strains of recent times. To book, click HERE

CHAIR YOGA - Wednesdays and Thursday 14:30-15:30 (Zoom)

If you aren't quite feeling up to yoga on a mat, then why not try Karen's Chair Yoga classes? These take place twice weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays 14:30-15:30 and you don't even have to leave your chair, let alone your house! These classes are a great way to connect with others whilst enjoying a bit of very gentle, accessible movement, as well as a gorgeous guided meditation/relaxation each session. 

To book, please go HERE

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, Karen is also very happy to talk you through getting into the classes. Just drop us an email at info@theconnectionproject.org.uk

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COUNSELLING

Do you feel like you could benefit from some one-on-one sessions to help you process the past year? Or has this period of slowed down life brought up issues that were maybe easier to keep shoved down when things were busy? Are you finding your usual coping mechanisms aren't working? 

We have a number of funded sessions available to those who could benefit who cannot afford to access counselling. Please contact Lotti at info@theconnectionproject.org.uk for more details.

YOGA/MINDFUL MOVEMENT  (Recommencing in the New Year)

This weekly class is open to EVERYONE. Yoga is not dependent on how flexible you are; it is about building positive relationship with your body, and finding ways of moving that work for you to help you go about your life with more confidence and trust that your body has you; it is on your side; it is holding you safely. By bringing in mindful movement, we are able to learn ways of moving that promote optimum functionality rather than exacerbating pain or tension. 

These classes will be hybrid studio/virtual classes.

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