Coming up:

Five Ways to Wellbeing in Nature - a workshop series

Wednesdays 10am - 12noon (refreshments included)

Are you looking for simple, everyday practices to support and encourage wellbeing, either for yourself, or those you work alongside?

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are a set of evidence-based actions, researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation, that improve personal wellbeing. Simply summarised as Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Learn, Give, they can be a useful framework and tool in supporting others to make healthy choices and be their best selves.

This series of informal workshops offer the chance to explore how connection with nature can provide an incredibly rich resource, supporting us in all these 'ways to wellbeing', even when it’s hard to get outside. You are welcome to come along to one or all of these workshops.

These workshops are a creative collaboration with, and will be facilitated by Story Chaplain who also leads our DIG project.

Each workshop will focus on one of the Five Ways, though there is plenty of helpful overlap:

4 December - Connect

4 March - Be Active

3 June - Take Notice

2 September - Learn

2 December - Give

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'Ingredients': nurturing quality time with people living with dementia – Wednesday 24th July 10.30-12.30

Wednesday 24th July 10.30am - 12.30pm

In this informal two hour workshop, we will explore some of the ingredients that make for spending quality time with someone who is living with dementia. Whether you are supporting a friend or family member, or work with people who are living with dementia, by the end of the workshop you will have plenty of ideas for your own context. Every participant will take away a set of 'Ingredients' cards (included in the ticket cost).

The new 'Ingredients' cards have been designed and developed by Story Chaplain in collaboration with the talented illustrator Sarah Edmonds as a versatile resource to support and explore different aspects of spending quality time together with people living with dementia.

Also includes refreshments. Please read our People Care Guidelines below before booking.

Dementia Inclusive Gardening Workshop - Sharing the Learning Half Day Workshop

10.00am - 1.00pm Monday 17 September 2018

For the past couple of years we have been running a monthly Dementia Inclusive Gardening (DIG) session for people living with dementia and their carers and companions. Feedback has been consistently positive, with participants telling us that they value spending time with one another, and being outdoors, both rain or shine.

We are keen to spread the word about using the outdoors to create dementia inclusive spaces and activities, and during this half day workshop we will share the story of DIG so far, as well as plenty of ideas that you can apply to your own context. We are also keen to hear from you, so we are hoping this will also be a time of sharing ideas and experiences.

We will round off the morning with some freshly harvested seasonal snacks and a brew round the fire.