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Green Sessions

For people who are beginning their recovery and who may be feeling a little lost, helpless or hopeless.
These are lighter sessions encouraging self expression, including through the use of sensory tools and activities.  Cold drink refreshments will be available for these sessions.  If you would like a hot drink please feel free to bring your own along with you.

Achieve, Connect, Enjoy

Achieve, Connect, Enjoy (better known as ACE) is a recovery-focused tool which can help us create a sense of balance in our lives. Through using this tool we can acknowledge what we do well and identify areas for improvement.

DateVenueTime
Mon 2 MarWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 3pm
Thu 12 MarThe Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ2pm - 3pm
Tue 21 AprThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG2pm - 3pm

Art & Crafts Workshop

A safe and supportive place to explore your creative side with arts and crafts. We provide resources and ideas for you to get creative, from making pompoms to canvas painting, or you can free style with your own projects from home or relax with mindful colouring. You don’t need to be good at art as the sessions are about coming together to promote wellbeing and connection.

DateVenueTime
Mon 24 FebWorkshop Full
Fri 20 MarThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG10:30am - 12:30pm
Wed 22 AprThe Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY2pm - 4pm

Finding Your Compassionate Voice

We are often very familiar with our critical voice, which damages our self-esteem and confidence. One way to combat this is to become aware of the compassionate and caring sides of ourselves. Within this session we consider those unhelpful thoughts and the things we say to ourselves and begin to learn to allow our compassionate voice to be heard.

DateVenueTime
Wed 4 MarThe Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY2pm - 3pm
Thu 26 MarThe Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ2pm - 3pm
Wed 22 AprNew Street Centre, 1 New Street, St. Judes, BS2 9DX2pm - 3pm

Introduction to Building Resilience

Life can be stressful, so how do we cope and build resilience? Using the ‘Stress Bucket’ analogy, we explore some general causes of stress, recognise personal helpful and unhelpful coping strategies and explore how to develop the helpful ones.

DateVenueTime
Thu 27 FebWorkshop Cancelled
Thu 5 MarThe Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ2pm - 3pm
Wed 25 MarThe Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY2pm - 3pm
Mon 20 AprWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 3pm

Introduction to Mindfulness

An introduction to the concepts of mindfulness to help you to learn the guiding principles and basic practices. We will explore some of the misconceptions about mindfulness and give you some techniques and tools to use in everyday life.

DateVenueTime
Wed 11 MarThe Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY2pm - 3pm
Wed 8 AprNew Street Centre, 1 New Street, St. Judes, BS2 9DX2pm - 3pm

Introduction to Ways To Wellbeing

Improve wellbeing and mental health with five simple, practical, tools that can easily be incorporated into daily life and provide benefits to all.

DateVenueTime
Tue 24 MarThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City centre, BS1 2AG2pm - 3pm
Thu 2 AprThe Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ2pm - 3pm

Introduction To Writing For Wellbeing

Connect with your inner author and express yourself on the page. In this workshop we explore writing activities to boost our creative flow and increase our confidence with the pen. The aim of this workshop is to help overcome any fears we may have about writing, take our imagination for a walk and connect with each other through the power of words.

DateVenueTime
Wed 25 MarNew Street Centre, 1 New Street, St. Judes, BS2 9DX2pm - 3pm
Thu 16 AprThe Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, BS16 2QQ2pm - 3pm

Making Picture Poems

Making Picture Poems encourages you to escape sense and order. We explore making poetry with our hands to celebrate scribbles, crossings out, forgotten notes and strange scrawls. We discover self-expression through collage, shape and colour as well as words.

DateVenueTime
Mon 9 MarWindmill Hill City Farm, Philip Street, Bedminster, BS3 4EA2pm - 3pm
Wed 11 MarNew Street Centre, 1 New Street, St. Judes, BS2 9DX2pm - 3pm
Tue 7 AprThe Station, Silver Street, Bristol City Centre, BS1 2AG2pm - 3pm
Wed 29 AprThe Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY2pm - 3pm

Shane's story

"I can laugh at myself and with people"

Since getting involved with the Wellbeing College, Shane’s outlook on life has changed dramatically. Watch this short video to find out more.

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