Emily, our Activities Coordinator, has developed a really engaging set of classes to cater to all sorts of tastes and abilities!
If you’re affected by mental health issues our activity groups can be a brilliant way to start re-engaging with your community in a welcoming, understanding and supportive environment.
You’ll enjoy activities that will help you to relax, shift your focus away from difficulties, build friendships, and surprise yourself with untapped skills and strengths that perhaps you’d forgotten or didn’t even know you had.
Here’s an update from some of the groups running right now, and don’t forget you can see lots more of what our groups are up to on our Instagram Gallery.
Our new Sketching Group is doing very well and are enjoying learning how to use lots of different processes to create some wonderful pieces of work! Art classes are being held in the Falkirk Fire Station.
Our Outdoor group started on the 2nd of August and are having a fantastic time working towards getting their John Muir Award. So far they have been doing tree identification, building fires, creating clay art, exploring Tai Chi and visiting the Helix Bee Keepers! We really enjoyed exploring the hives at the Helix, so a big thank you to Tracey Fullerton, who taught us loads about how the bees help our environment and gave us a memorable hands-on experience!
Our new drama group, which ultimately aims to deliver our play ‘Being Frank’ to universities, met for the first time this week. New members are still welcome and all sorts of roles, front and back stage, are available. This drama has proven very powerful in helping audiences to understand the impact of mental illness and the simple human responses that can help. If conveying these messages is important to you why not get in touch with Emily to find out more – you don’t know what you’re capable of until you try!
30/08/2016 at 2:31 pm