We often ask our service users, visitors to the Life House and local community what therapeutic groups and activities they would like to take part in. Where possible, these are developed on an ongoing basis.
Due to the nature of some of the groups we deliver, access will be decided on a case by case basis, which will be determined at assessment.
The group work currently provided includes:
This poem was written by a Service User while she was at a Creative Mind session – we hope you enjoy reading it!
Moving In New Directions
I’m always moving and on the go, As I’m moving, I go with the flow.
In the middle of what I do my mind is always thinking, all the time on what to do.
New things to do, people to meet, make new friends and greet old ones and talk of pastures new.
Directions I take in what I choose to do with my life and directions on doing things new.
That’s my mind what’s yours?
Groups take place on a weekly basis at The Life House and the Hetton Centre.
Anxiety Management Group
A peer led group which offers an opportunity to meet other people who experience anxiety in a relaxed atmosphere.
“This is the only mum group where I can talk about my mental health” – Mums Matter Member
Mums Matter is a group, held at The Life House, to support mothers experiencing mental health challenges
Open Mind Sessions
Open Mind sessions give you the opportunity to get out, meet new people and relax with a cuppa in a safe space!
Groups take place on a weekly basis at The Life House.
Knit and Natter
Come along to a friendly, relaxed group, enjoy knitting and crocheting, whether you are a beginner or an avid needle clicker! This group takes place in Our Space, along-side the Open Mind session.
Steps To Recovery
Steps To Recovery is a social support group, held at The Life House, with the aim of building and supporting with mental health recovery.
This group will run for 6 weeks starting on 3rd of November.