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.

SEPTEMBER 2018

  • Monday meeting
    Books evening
    – we will be looking at books for coping with depression and anxiety. Please bring along any you have read and found useful. We will also be looking at books in the library which members have found helpful. There will be a book sale in aid of the group. If you have books you no longer need and would like to donate them to the library or to the book sale, please bring them along.

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

OCTOBER 2018

  • Monday meeting
    NB: This is a meeting change.  AGM will now take place in November
    Talk given by Caroline Collier, CEO of Inclusion Barnet.  This is an organization which believes that our lived experience of disability including mental health conditions is a valuable asset which can be used to enhance services and community development.  Most of the organisation’s staff and trustees have lived experience, and they use this to deliver a variety of services, including Barnet Voice for Mental Health and the Enablement Partnership with Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.  They are also Barnet’s new Community Development Partner.  There will be time for questions.

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

NOVEMBER 2018

  • Monday meeting
    NB: This is a meeting change. Speaker Rachel Kelly will now be visiting us in the New Year

    Barnet DA 13th AGM (and 21st 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. (We shall ask members to share any special moment from their lives which they look back on with pleasure).

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

DECEMBER 2018

  • Monday meeting
    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!

Page updated 22/09/2018

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