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Wellbeing and peer support 

Our Wellbeing sessions and peer support encourage you to learn new ways to support your mental wellbeing, introduce you to different techniques and access a supportive group of people who understand what having mental health problems is like. In our wellbeing groups, the activities designed have been proven to improve emotional resilience and mental wellbeing. We are really lucky to work with a range of Facilitators who can provide different specialisms to our service.

Wellbeing sessions run throughout the year.

We have Wellbeing sessions on the following areas in this service:

Nature and Outdoor  

Our Gardening Group meets year round to grow food and flowers, learn about nature and spend time outside with a friendly and supportive group. Run by our knowledgeable volunteers with gardening experience and love for Allotment Life. You can attend this group for a whole growing season. Our Allotment in centrally based.

If you think this would benefit you, refer yourself by clicking here or the 'Make a Referral' button at the top of the screen.  

Crafternoon   

In Crafternoon, we make, learn and grow. We run in blocks of 6 sessions. 

We offer blocks to increase your skill levels in a creative area like painting, photography, or papercraft, or group art therapy sessions to support you to explore your feelings about a topic - such as anxiety or depression. 

You can come to 2 blocks of sessions.  Craft can help you to:

  • Distract yourself from problems.
  • Stay in the moment.
  • Improve your confidence
  • Reduce Anxiety
  • Help you sleep.  

If you think this would benefit you, refer yourself by clicking here or the 'Make a Referral' button at the top of the screen.

  

Storytelling 

Open up your mind to a world of expression. Throughout the year we run sessions about expressing yourself with words - whether reading someone else's work, writing your own, or expressing your emotions through story telling. 

Expressing yourself can help you to:

  • Sort through your emotions

  • Understand yourself better

  • Learn to communicate more clearly 

  • Learn more empathy

  • Increase your confidence. 

If you want to explore your creative side and think this would help your mental health, refer yourself  by clicking here or the 'Make a Referral' button at the top of the screen. 

Physical Activity 

Moving is good for your Mind. Our group is weekly to help you build up a habit of doing some movement.  

  • Trying a new activity in a friendly environment
  • You don't need to have a gym kit
  • Any activity is modified to fit your skill level
  • Increases serotonin and improves your mood. 

If you want to be able to move your body,  refer yourself  by clicking here or the 'Make a Referral' button at the top of the screen. 

Peer Support Group 

Our Peer Support Group runs in blocks of 16 sessions. Based on a theme that changes every 4 weeks, we look at Understanding your self, Trying new things, Growing your confidence and self esteem and Learning ways to improve your lifestyle.

We support you to improve your mental wellbeing, have fun and meet new people within a friendly and supportive group. 

If you think this would benefit you, refer yourself by clicking here or the 'Make a Referral' button at the top of the screen.

How does referral it work?  

When we receive your referral, we'll invite you to our First Steps Workshop. The First Steps workshop is a group activity. It is a chance to try out what it is like to be in a group without having to commit to a 6, 12 or 16 week programme. You can try it out and see if group support is for you, We also fill out some mandatory paperwork about how we can best support you, complete some activities in pairs or as a group and then talk about which of the activities you feel would benefit you. 

During the workshop you'll  learn about all the different options for support within Doncaster Mind so that you can make an informed decision about whether this is what you want to do. First Steps are always delivered in person so that you can get a feel for how the group support works in action.

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Do you want to get started? Click here to refer yourself for any of the group activities

Upcoming events

Doncaster Mind Free Tai Chi Event For Mental health, May 16th 2024

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16th May 2024 - 31st May 2024, 12:00 - 11:00 at Lakeside Amphitheatre

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024; Join us for a FREE Tai Chi event at Lakeside!

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we invite you to join us for a relaxing mindfulness session at lunchtime! Come with your friends and family and meet us by the lakeside for a gentle mindfulness exercise that’s good for your mind. Read more

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