Please Note - all our support groups are cancelled for the forseeable future.
This is a regrettable step BUT like everyone else in the city, we're doing our very best to reduce the spread of illness to our staff and service users.
We'll keep you all posted on news as and when things change and hope to resume group sessions as soon as we get the go ahead that it's safe to do so.
We're producing a regular newsletter containing local news, tips for managing health and wellbeing, activities and ideas for how we can all stay connected and support each other during this period of lockdown. Click here to get your Springboard Gazette
For anyone who is struggling and missing the advice and camaraderie of their peers support sessions, we'll be posting the latest updates in the Gazette, of the places and people providing support to people in the city - so do take a look and do follow us on social media.
Mind have issued some tips on how to take care of yourselves during this time so do check the link below for some practical tips and advice.
Our Support Groups
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]
Weekly cafe providing support for people with mild to moderate dementia. Carers and family members welcome.
Suspended for the time being due to Covid 19 Lockdown. We are still available to take your calls and answer your emails and we will be producing a newsletter with some tips/advice and entertainment to keep in touch
Do you sometimes hanker for a bit of old-fashioned hospitality?
Proper china plates and good conversation?
Look no further!
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.
A popular and informal weekly social group for people looking to make friends, build confidence and try new things.