Support Groups

Improving mental health for adults (18yrs+) in Burton Upon Trent and the surrounding areas

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Our Support Groups

Support groups are where people share their own experiences to help each other. How much you speak and how you connect is up to you. If you really don’t want to share how you are feeling, it might not be the right time for you, there’s no pressure from the group, and they will understand.

Zoom Peer Support Groups

"The support was mutual. When I was going through a low patch, I often received reassurance and kind words."
 

"It's not always about getting or giving advice. It's also about having a safe space to get things off our chest and occasionally sharing a laugh about it all!"

 

“Both quantitative and qualitative evidence indicate that peer support lowers the overall cost of mental health services by reducing re-hospitalization rates and days spent in inpatient services… Peer support improves quality of life, increases and improves engagement with services, and increases whole health and self-management.”

MHA, “Evidence for Peer Support” May 2018

We are delivering Peer Support Sessions over Zoom, funded by Burton on Trent Consolidated Charities for 6 months. This will be hosted by Sukhbinder and Alex, Community Help Associates. Sukhbinder has an OCN qualification in running recovery based workshops and has extensive experience in facilitating peer support groups.

 

Once a week, over Zoom, up to 8 people will be able to share their experiences of what is helping them with their mental health recovery. The format will open ended so that everyone has a chance to speak and learn new tips and ideas. We will kick off sessions in May 2021, on Thursday evenings 6pm – 8pm.

 

Please register or refer via http://bit.do/burtondistrictmindreferral.

To find out about our current Group Click Here

Ecotherapy Group

Ecotherapy is a formal type of therapeutic treatment that involves doing outdoor activities in nature. There isn’t one single definition of Ecotherapy, but it is often used to describe a regular, structured activity that:

 

  • Is led by trained professionals (sometimes therapists), who are there to support you.

  • Focuses on doing an activity, rather than on your health directly.

  • Takes place in a green environment.

  • Is related to exploring and appreciating the natural world.

  • Involves spending time with other people, although you can always choose to interact at your own pace.

To find out about our current Group Click Here

Mindfulness and Relaxation Class

Relaxation doesn’t have to take up lots of your time – just stepping away from something stressful for a few minutes or taking time away from your normal routines and thoughts can give you enough space and distance to feel calmer.

Exploring relaxation can help you look after your wellbeing when you’re feeling stressed or busy.

For more information Click Here

How to Contact Us:

Email: info@burtonmind.co.uk 

Tel: 01283 566696

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