What’s on

Updated: 17/02/2021

We’ve been working hard to find ways to keep our community connected whilst respecting current advice on social distancing


Online groups, activities and events coming up

 

All Welcome

To find out more about Activities and Groups click: Here

 

Please fill in our new sign-up form receive updates from any groups and activities you’re interested in and to receive links for the online zoom meetings. (If you’ve already given the Bridge Collective consent to contact you, you can update your preferences through the link found in emails we send you).

 


February 2021


Tuesday 2nd February, 11 am – 1 pm: Experts by Experience: Online Monthly Meeting. We are a group of people with lived experience of what has sometimes been labelled mental illness. Some of us use and have used mental health services, and our group includes people with experience of supporting friends and family. Please email ebye@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join


Monday 8th February, 1.30 – 3.00 pm:  Online Art at the Bridge. A welcoming space to chat and make art together.


Wednesday 10th February, 1-2 pm: Open Minds Online. Open Minds is a peer support group for people who see, hear or sense things other people don’t (sometimes labelled ‘psychosis’). A space for chat, support, sharing ideas and general discussion.


Thursday 11th February, 1 – 3 pm: Online Bridge Community Meeting – our monthly decision-making meeting. All welcome 🙂


Tuesday 16th February, 11 – 12.30 pm: Experts by Experience: Online Development Meeting. We are a group of people with lived experience of what has sometimes been labelled mental illness. Some of us use and have used mental health services, and our group includes people with experience of supporting friends and family. Please email ebye@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join.


Wednesday 17th February, 11am-12noon: Online Newsletter Working Space. Working on our Spring Newsletter. Email newsletter@bridgecollective.org.uk for a link to join or to send in a contribution


Wednesday 17th February, 2-3.30pm: Online Greenwood meet-up. Pancakes and first signs of spring. Email greenwoodproject@hotmail.co.uk for more information and link to join if you’re not already on the mailing list.


Thursday 18th February 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Thursday. A space for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Welcome!


Cancelled Monday 22nd February, 1.30 – 3.00 pm:  Online Art at the Bridge. Join us for a relaxed session making art together. Reschedule Date: Monday 1st March


Wednesday 24th February 1.00 – 3.00 pm: Open Reflection Online. Open reflection is our session where facilitator Michelle Virgo. Topic to be confirmed. ALL Welcome…whether you’ve known the Bridge for a long time or just found out about us. (Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join)


Thursday 25th February, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Thursday. A space for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Welcome!


March 2021


Monday 1st March, 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Online Art at the Bridge. Rhino project session -A welcoming space to chat and make art together. (rescheduled from 22nd February)


Tuesday 2nd March, 11 am – 1 pm: Experts by Experience: Online Monthly Meeting. We are a group of people who use or have used mental health services as well as people with experience of supporting friends and family. Please email ebye@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join.


Thursday 4th March, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Thursday. A space for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Welcome!


to be confirmed Wednesday 10th March, 1-2 pm: Open Minds Online. Open Minds is a peer support group for people who see, hear or sense things other people don’t (sometimes labelled ‘psychosis’). A space for chat, support, sharing ideas and general discussion.


Thursday 11th March, 1 – 3 pm: Online Bridge Community Meeting – our monthly decision-making meeting. All welcome 🙂


Tuesday 16th March, 11 – 12.30 pm: Experts by Experience: Online Development Meeting. We are a group of people who use or have used mental health services as well as people with experience of supporting friends and family. Please email ebye@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive further information on how to join


to be confirmed Wednesday 17th March, 11am-12noon: Online Newsletter Working Space. Working on our Summer Newsletter. Email newsletter@bridgecollective.org.uk for a link to join or to send in a contribution


to be confirmed Wednesday 17th March, 2-3.30pm: Online Greenwood meet-up. (Activity to be confirmed) Email greenwoodproject@hotmail.co.uk for more information and link to join if you’re not already on the mailing list.


to be confirmed Monday 22nd March, 1.30 – 3.00 pm:  Online Art at the Bridge. Join us for a relaxed session making art together.


Thursday 25th March, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Thursday. A space for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Welcome!


 

For more information about our online groups and activities click: here

Places to find out What’s On at the Bridge Collective (pdf download

 

We are utilising Facebook as a place for sharing stories of nourishment and growth as well as posting further details about upcoming activities and events. You can visit our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/bridgecollective or click on the blue “f” on the top right-hand side of any page of our website (you don’t have to be signed up to Facebook to see our Facebook page).

 

 

Update 19/3/2020

We are, like everyone, taking steps and measures to keep safe and follow the recommended guidance regarding social distancing to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, therefore, having spoken to directors and the team, with great sadness, we are pausing all activities at the Bridge premises in King street for the time being. We will continue to keep our eyes on up to date news as it comes in and will keep in communication and act accordingly. We are continuing our work from home and are looking for ways that we can keep our community together and ensuring we are supporting each other through existing and innovative ways.

 

We are still checking messages on the Bridge answering machine: 01392 433358 and aim to return messages within 7 days.

 

The communications team are also available by email: info@bridgecollective.org.uk

 

Stay safe everyone. Please watch our website www.bridgecollective.org.uk/whats-on and Facebook www.facebook.com/bridgecollective for updates on upcoming changes.

 

Sending love

Here’s a poem by Rumi:

 

You are not alone, my dear friend

You are the world, the endless sea.

– Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī

 

 

Past What’s Ons can be found HERE