Forthcoming meetings

This section is to give you some idea of what we will be covering in our forthcoming meetings. Our meetings are held twice a month on a Monday and Thursday evening.  In the past we have covered areas as diverse as art therapy, meditation for depression, nutrition and depression, alternative medicines and cognitive therapy. We have had some interesting and well known speakers too, including Dorothy Rowe and the late Times Agony Aunt Sally Brampton. We also hold regular creative evenings, book review evenings and hobbies evenings. There is always a time at the end of the Monday meetings for “check in” which is a time set aside for sharing in small groups. This is a time for us to share in confidence, how we are coping with depression and to support each other. At our  smaller Thursday meetings the entire time is devoted to “check in.”  Please contact us for details of dates and venue as the group is not a drop-in.

JANUARY 2019

  • Monday 7th January : Annual New Year Meal
    Open to regular members only. Details have been sent to all those who have signed up for the meal.
  • Monday meeting
    Tai Chi for the New Year Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, Tai Chi is now practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise. Jon Attril who has visited us before to do creative writing workshops, also teaches Tai Chi. He will talk to us about the practice and invite any members who are interested to join him in a short practical exercise. Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing if you want to participate.
  • Thursday meeting
    “Check in” meeting:  smaller meeting where members share with each other how they are coping. An ideal meeting for newcomers.

FEBRUARY 2019

  • Monday meeting
    The story of my depression – two or three of our regular members will be sharing their own personal journey with depression and how they have managed it.
  • Thursday meeting
    “Check in” meeting:  smaller meeting where members share with each other how they are coping. An ideal meeting for newcomers.

MARCH  2019

  • Monday meeting
    Ten Golden Rules for Good Mood Food We are delighted to welcome back Rachel Kelly whose latest book, The Happy Kitchen focusses on the relationship between diet and mental health and provides a well-illustrated selection of “good mood” recipes. Rachel will talk about the benefits of eating well and wisely and give us some tips for improving our mental health through diet.
  • Thursday 21 March Theatre Outing
    Members are going to the Chickenshed Theatre in Southgate to see 100 percent chance of rain  a play exploring mental health. Meet in the cafe half an hour before the performance for tea and chat. Please get in touch with us for further details
  • Thursday meeting
    “Check in” meeting:  smaller meeting where members share with each other how they are coping. An ideal meeting for newcomers.

APRIL 2019

  • Monday meeting
    Hobbies evening   often our spare time interests say more about us and what is meaningful to us than our regular work.  Please come and share with us what you enjoy doing in your spare time and do bring along any examples of your work to share with the group. Please do feel free to recite poetry, sing or play your musical instrument if you are that way inclined!
  • Thursday meeting
    “Check in” meeting:  smaller meeting where members share with each other how they are coping. An ideal meeting for newcomers.

Page updated 26/12/2018

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