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 the late 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.

Please note: all meetings now take place in our new venue in High Barnet

SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Monday meeting
    Body image and mental health
    — several members will be sharing the way they have coped with concerns around body image including physical appearance, disfigurement and ageing. This will be followed by a general discussion.  Body image was the theme of this year’s Mental Health Foundation campaign and we will be sharing some of the results of their report which can be found at https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/body-image-report/exec-summary
  • Thursday meeting
    “Check in” meeting:  smaller meeting where members share with each other how they are coping. An ideal meeting for newcomers.

OCTOBER 2019

  • Monday meeting
    Depression is a disease of civilization
    – we will be watching this popular and thought-provoking TED talk delivered by clinical psychology professor Dr Stephen Ilardi and author of the bestselling The depression cure.  A copy of the book will be available to borrow from our library. Followed by discussion.
  • Thursday meeting
    “Check in” meeting:  smaller meeting where members share with each other how they are coping. An ideal meeting for newcomers.

NOVEMBER 2019

  • Monday meeting
    Barnet DA  14th AGM (and 22nd year)
    – The business part of the meeting will take about 30 minutes and will give everyone a chance to give feedback on how they feel about the group and make suggestions for the future. This will be followed by refreshments and a group exercise designed to help us to get to know each other better.

  • Thursday meeting
    “Check in” meeting:  smaller meeting where members share with each other how they are coping. An ideal meeting for newcomers.

DECEMBER 2019

  • Christmas social: festive game (Charades) with seasonal refreshments. You can join in or just watch if you prefer! Followed by check in groups focussing on coping with the festive season.

Page updated 15/08/2019

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