Tag Archives: Improving Wellbeing

Herbs for Health, Buxton

A practical and fun course, learning how to safely harvest, dry and use the medical herbs around us; building your confidence to benefit from their medical properties safely.

Take steps towards feeling more positive through joining this small, friendly group and learning new skills. You will make small pots of creams and oils which you can take home or give as gifts.

Free to attend

This workshop is free to attend and is suitable for adults who are currently experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues, or feeling socially isolated.

Where

Buxton Fairfield Adult Education Centre
Victoria Park Road
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 7PE

When

10am to 12:30pm for 5 weeks
Starting Thursday 28th February 2019


To book a place:

Booking is recommended as places are limited. Please call in at the Buxton Adult Education Centre, or
T: 01629 533 385
E: Brightside@derbyshire.gov.uk

 

Rebuild and Relax – Matlock

You will develop helpful strategies including communication techniques, decision-making and resilience. Your tutor will support you to develop your confidence and self-esteem, making you better able to relax and take on life.

This course is designed and delivered by Brightside in partnership with
Derbyshire Mind.

 

You will join a small, friendly and supportive group, with support from a tutor who will support you and give you feedback to help you asses your own progress.

Free to attend

This workshop is free to attend and is suitable for adults who are currently experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues, or feeling socially isolated.

 

Where

Matlock Adult Education Centre (The Ritz)
Steep Turnpike
Matlock
Derbyshire
DE4 3DP

 

When

10am-12noon for 6 weeks
Starting Thursday 31st January 2019


To book a place:

Booking is recommended as places are limited. Please call in at the Matlock Adult Education Centre (The Ritz), or
T: 01629 535 895
E: Brightside@derbyshire.gov.uk

Mindfulness Workshop in Ripley – Saturday 18th August


Find out more about Mindfulness and give it a go in this free taster session led by a Derbyshire Mind staff member with three years’ experience of hosting a group and delivering taster sessions.

 

The total session will last up to two hours but will include three different basic mindfulness practices to help you explore mindfulness and find out what works best for you. Participation in the practices is by choice and you can opt out at any time.

 

The workshop will start with an introduction to help you decide which parts of the morning you would like to participate in, and there be breaks between practices and chances to discuss every aspect of the practices being offered. There will also be a refreshment and comfort break.

 

As the practices involve staying with what arises, mindfulness can feel challenging, so please get in touch if you have any questions before you come along.

 

If you are interested in attending, please get in touch (details below) so we have an idea of rough numbers to expect and to complete an event registration form prior to the event. You are still welcome to join us if you haven’t booked in advance and we will ask you to complete the registration form before starting.

 

Book a place or ask a question:

Call or text: 07825 212 103
This number is active on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday daytimes. Please leave a message with your name and number to request a call back outside of these times.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is it?
The Croft
Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service
Slack Lane
Ripley
Derbyshire
DE5 3HF

When is it?
10:00am – 12:00noon, Saturday 18th August 2018

How much is it?
It’s free, yay! We would like as many people as possible to be able to be able to join us as we believe that wellbeing is for everyone.

Do I need to bring anything?
No, just bring yourself

What should I wear?
As long as you’re comfortable it doesn’t really matter.
You will be invited to take you shoes off as part of the practice if you would like to. This is voluntary and not essential.

What if I’m late to the start of the workshop?
If you are joining us after we start, we simply ask that you take a seat to the side and complete a registration form if you have not already done so and join in the next practice.

I’m not very flexible, does that matter?
Yoga body not required as chairs are available.

Do I need to be religious or have a faith?
No, whilst mindfulness and meditation have their roots in Buddhism, this is not a religious practice and can be used as an everyday tool for grounding.

Is this session open to anyone?
All Enjoying Derbyshire workshops and events are open to adults over the age of 18.

I’m not sure if this right for me or if it will trigger me, what can I do?
It can be challenging to be with your own thoughts and there is always the option to opt-out of the different practices or head to a quiet space away from the group.
One of the questions on the registration form is an opportunity for you to make the facilitator aware of anything you might want us to know or could find difficult.
If you’re not sure if it’s right for you, please get in touch to ask any questions.