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Guided Learning, Peer Support and Wellbeing Sessions

Our Peer Support, Guided Learning and Wellbeing Sessions are part of Wellbeing@DM to support you to feel connected, learn more about yourself and how to take care of your emotional wellbeing and mental health. 

How does 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 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 we 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. 

How to refer yourself

Click here to refer yourself for group activities.

Select Guided Learning for the short term course information we deliver - such as Dealing with Anger or Getting to Know Anxiety.

Select Wellbeing Sessions/Activities for the Peer Support and Wellbeing Sessions.  

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. 

We are really lucky to work with a range of Facilitators who can provide different specialisms to our service. 

Our Wellbeing Groups are designed around activities that have been proven to improve emotional resilience and mental wellbeing.

Our group themes are: 

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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 and accessible. 

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

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In Crafternoon we do activities like painting, photography, writing or papercraft.

Each series runs for 6 sessions. You can come to 2 series of sessions. 

Craft can help you to:

  1. Distract yourself from problems.
  2. Stay in the moment.
  3. Improve your confidence
  4. Reduce Anxiety
  5. Help you sleep. 

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

Be CreativeCreativity 

Open up your mind to a world of expression. 

You might want to try our Shared Reading Group, or a writing group, or join Campfire - our Theatre Writing Group - and create an original play. 

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

Move for your MindPhysical Activity

Moving is good for your Mind. 

Our group is weekly to help you build up a habit of doing some movement. 

1. Trying a new activity in a friendly environment

2. You don't need to have a gym kit

3. Any activity is modified to fit your skill level

4. Increases serotonin and improves your mood. 

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

Our courses all run over 6 sessions delivered weekly. We run these courses 4 times a year. 

Confidence Booster, Getting to Know Anxiety and Dealing with Anger are the 3 courses that we run in a group setting. 

A Facilitator led course, working with people who understand what it's like to struggle with these topics, and learning from each other in these Peer Support based sessions.

Getting to Know Anxiety

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