During the current pandemic, our popular Springboard is meeting online every Wednesday 2-3.45pm.
In addition to the usual opportunities for you to catch up and discuss how you're feeling and how you've been coping during lockdown, there are guest speakers - for example we recently had a talk on cyber security, which is especially timely given how many people have come to rely on IT and how many would like to get more out of the resources available online.
For more details of how to join the groups, please contact [email protected]
we have been producing a regular newsletter to keep group users informed of local news, tips for managing health and wellbeing, activities and ideas for how to stay connected and support each other during this period of lockdown. Click here to get your Springboard Gazette
Our Support Groups are not running face-to-face at the moment due to the pandemic restrictions As soon as we are able to deliver the groups safely, we'll be happy to welcome users back to the Wellbeing Centre.
We run a range of informal peer support groups for people who are looking for additional support to their formal treatment or companionship and inspiration from people who are able to share details of their own experiences.
Many people feel more comfortable discussing issues with people who have experienced something similiar themselves and our support groups are designed to provide users with a safe and supportive space in which to share their experiences, seek advice and information about alternative services and help build confidence through social interaction.
The groups are designed to encourage self help and resilience building is key to the activities and support provided by the attending staff and volunteers. Users can participate in games and discussion groups, try their hand at new activities and therapies with regular taster sessions and get access to self help guides and information.
If you have any questions about our groups email [email protected]
Springboard 'in person' is still suspended for the time being due to Covid 19 pandemic.
However, we're offering a virtual Springboard, via Zoom and we're still available to take your calls and answer your emails. If you're aged 50+, we also recommend our Listening Line service, which offers a weekly supportive phone call. Monday to Friday 10-4pm on 0114 312 2209
Springboard recovery cafes are an informal, peer support initiative that we deliver in partnership with Manor and Castle Development Trust, Soar, Act and the Firvale Community Hub
ManKind is a safe and supportive group for men who are looking to socialise and make new friends. Participants can discuss issues or concerns and get suport and advice from each other.
Currently Suspended due to Lockdown restrictions.