Forthcoming meetings

This is to let everyone know that face-to-face meetings have resumed but at a new venue in North Finchley. In order to accommodate everyone and for other practical reasons, we are now back to holding two meetings a month but one of these meetings will continue to be online on Zoom. Our face-to-face meeting will be held on a Tuesday evening early in the month from 7:30 to 10 pm,  and our second meeting which is online will be held later in the month on a Monday evening at 8 pm to about 9:30 pm with a comfort break in the middle. If you are interested in attending please get in touch via this website or by phone. For confidentiality reasons we do not publish the actual dates of the meetings or the venue on this website.

July 2022

Tuesday:  meeting at venue
Favourite days out and memorable holidays – we will be sharing ideas on local and overseas trips, outings etc which we have enjoyed and can recommend and also share how a complete change of scene and routine can help depression. Do bring along any brochures, photos, souvenirs etc to illustrate your day out or holiday. “Check in” in small groups will follow.

Monday : online “check-in” meeting via Zoom
Link will be sent to all members via email before the meeting. This is a shorter meeting for members to share how they are coping. NB this meeting may be moved to early August.

August 2022

Saturday morning Summer walk over Totteridge fields with tea at Finchley Nurseries.
This will be confirmed by email and by text. Please let us know if you are interested so we can let you know the date which will be dependent on weather.

Friday: Restaurant meal out to celebrate our 25th anniversary as a group
Venue: Three Horseshoes Pub Whetstone (private function room). Please sign up or let us know if you are planning to attend as we need to know numbers in advance.

Monday : online “check-in” meeting via Zoom.
Link will be sent to all members via email before the meeting. This is a shorter meeting for members to share how they are coping.

September 2022

Tuesday:  meeting at venue
Donna Chan, a Barnet mother with young children who has suffered from intermittent and severe depression for many years, will speak about her own experience of managing her depression, including her mental health blogging and peer support work. She will also share some of the resources available in Barnet which have helped her. There will be time for questions. “Check-in” in small groups will follow.

Monday : online “check-in”meeting via Zoom
Online “check-in” meeting via Zoom. Link will be sent to all members via email before the meeting. This is a shorter meeting for members to share how they are coping.

October 2022

Tuesday:  meeting at venue
Coping with depression, what helps most?
We will be sharing strategies and resources we use to cope with recurrent depression and anxiety. “Check-in” in small groups will follow

Monday : online “check-in” meeting via Zoom
Online “check-in” meeting via Zoom. Link will be sent to all members via email before the meeting. This is a shorter meeting for members to share how they are coping.

November 2022

Tuesday:  meeting at venue
Barnet DA  17th AGM (and 25th year)Celebrating 25 Years of Barnet Depression Alliance
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 suggestion for the future. This will be followed by refreshments and a group exercise designed to help us to get to know each other better. We are asking members to bring in an object which is important to them and to share a little about what it means to them with the group.  “Check-in” in small groups will follow.

Monday : online “check-in” meeting via Zoom
Online “check-in” meeting via Zoom. Link will be sent to all members via email before the meeting. This is a shorter meeting for members to share how they are coping.

December 2022

Tuesday:  meeting at venue
Christmas social with festive quiz
Your contributions of seasonal refreshments are welcome.  We will also have a check-in where we will be focussing on how we feel about the festive season – both negative and positive.

Monday : online “check-in” meeting via Zoom
Online “check-in” meeting via Zoom. Link will be sent to all members via email before the meeting. This is a shorter meeting for members to share how they are coping.

Page updated 16/07/2022