RENEW 252 Wellbeing Café Every Thursday 10 ‘til 12.30, merged with the Friday Coffee Morning and re-named RELAX 252

Posted on May 06 , 2019 in Church Ministries

We have re-opened but watch this space, week on week, for announcements, due to the recent surge of Omicron. 

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 enjoy free cups of tea or coffee and cake or biscuits. A place to make friends and share skills. 
  • 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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