RENEW 252 Wellbeing Café Normally Every Thursday 10 til 2 Postponed due to Covid-19

Posted on May 06 , 2019 in Church Ministries

Sadly we have had to postpone this activity until further notice, when we can meet safely. However, read about us below and hopefully we can meet you when we re-open:

anxiety can have a break’  ‘ I can breathe’  ‘I feel lifted’  ‘I can relax – join in or not’  ‘no pressures’      ‘I can have my  own space’  ‘I feel peace here’

Some of the comments about

a quiet shared space

where it’s OK not to be OK – nominated for a Kirklees award 

Our new drop in centre is where all are valued and no one is labelled and are known by their names.

  • It is a place where you can sit and relax on comfy seats and help yourself to free cups of tea or coffee and cake or biscuits. If you like to play board games there is a selection to choose from. Anyone can suggest an activity, share a hobby, learn a new skill, make friends and be signposted to any help they need.
  • It is a place where it is understood that we are all on a sliding scale of mental wellbeing and where it is possible to access help from the Council’s mental health team without referral.
  • It is a place where adults of any faith and none are welcome to belong, to reduce social isolation and deal with the causes of mental and emotional ill health.
  • There is a quiet room which anyone may use for meditation or prayer or even play the piano in there quietly ( when it is not being used for meditation).
  • It is a place where people may encounter God’s love.

Why the name RENEW 252?
RENEW – because we hope to enable people to find renewal of their mental health by being in a safe space, where they can feel accepted for who they are and be surrounded by caring people and make new friends.
252 – the street number of Lockwood Baptist Church.

GIVE: Your time, your words, your presence
KEEP LEARNING: Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself
BE ACTIVE: Do what you can, enjoy what you do,
move your mood
TAKE NOTICE: Remember the simple things
that give you joy
CONNECT: Talk & listen, be there, feel connected

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