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

JANUARY 2020

  • Annual New Year Meal @ 7.30 pm San Giorgio Restaurant 932-934 High Road, North Finchley, N12 9RT. San Giorgio is between Whetstone and High Barnet just north of Finchley Park. The meal will cost about £12-£18 per head.  If you would like to come but cost is a problem please do speak to us in advance as we may be able to help. Online menu at  https://sangiorgiorestaurant.london/menus/.  Please note that you must have been to at least two meetings before attending a social.
  • Monday meeting
    Our desert island discs — how music can help depression. This will be a light hearted session where we ask you to bring along a piece of music that is special to you, to share with the group. We will provide a CD player. Have a think too about what one luxury you would bring with you if you were marooned on a desert island.
  • Thursday meeting
    “Check in”meeting:  smaller meeting where members share with each other how they are coping. An ideal meeting for newcomers.

FEBRUARY 2020

  • Monday meeting
    My story
    we are delighted to welcome Elsie Lyons – founder of Barnet Voice for Mental Health who will talk about her life, how she has coped with her mental health issues, running Barnet Voice and what she is doing now since her retirement.

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

MARCH 2020

  • Monday meeting
    Sharing books we enjoy –
    what are you reading at the moment? Have you got a favourite book or poem you’d like to share with the group?  Whatever you enjoy most, whether it be fantasy, thrillers, romance, detective fiction, true life stories, poetry or non-fiction — we will be sharing what inspires us most and how reading can help us to cope with depression.

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

NEW MEETING FORMAT DURING CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN

    • We are now meeting WEEKLY on Monday evenings online using Zoom.  Meetings last between 75 and 90 minutes  with a comfort break at half way. Meetings are open to all our current members  who will be sent a secure link each week.  We are also now happy to welcome new members who should get in touch with us by email or by phone in the first instance.

 

Page updated 15/04/2020