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 have returned to holding two meetings a month but one of these meetings will continue to be online on Zoom.
Our main face-to-face meeting will be held on a Tuesday evening early in the month from 7:30 to 10 pm, and there will be a time for sharing in small groups (“check-in”) in the second half of the meeting after refreshments. 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 For confidentiality reasons we do not publish the actual dates of the meetings or the venue location on this website.
Friday January 6th: New Year Afternoon Tea at the Hollybella Café, 860 High Rd, North Finchley, N12 9RH (opposite Sainsbury’s) 3-5 pm. Meeting upstairs. Please feel free to just turn up, though it would be helpful to know if you are planning to attend.
Tuesday: meeting at venue
Art that inspires us: please bring along any images e.g., paintings, sculptures, photographs or even your own creations if you are artistic – to share with the group. Creativity is considered one of the “five ways to wellbeing”. We will be considering how art can inspire and uplift us.
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.
Tuesday: meeting at venue
TED Talk (video) – we will be watching a TED talk on Coping with Anxiety and this will be followed by a discussion on our own experience of anxiety and how we manage it.
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.onday : 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.
ALL FURTHER MEETINGS ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Regretfully we have had to cancel all further meetings for the time being due to events outside our control. We will be reviewing the situation later in the year and hope it will be possible to restart meetings. This is the first time in 25 years that meetings have had to be cancelled. We are very sorry to let people down like this. We will, with your consent, keep all members’ and prospective members’ names and contact details on file and will be in touch with all of you later in the year to let you know whether we are able to resume meetings. In the meantime we have compiled a resource of alternative sources of support for people living in Barnet who are struggling with depression and anxiety, which we will be putting up on this website very soon.
Page updated 05/03/2023