What’s on

Updated: 06/10/2020

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

 

Please contact the related email addresses to receive further information about any activities you’re interested in and to receive links for the online zoom meetings.

 

If you’d like to connect to any of these online activities by telephone please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk or call Sarah: 07939 991065 to receive further information on how you can. (If the answering machine is on – leave a message or send a text so she can get back to you)


October 2020 


Thursday 1st October, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Space. A space to find out about the Bridge, for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Open to ALL. To get a link to join, please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk in advance.


Tuesday 6th October, 11 am – 1 pm: Experts by Experience Online 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 8th October, 1 – 3 pm: Bridge Community Meeting – our monthly decision making meeting. Open to ALL. (To get a link to join, please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk in advance).


Monday 12th October 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Online Art at the Bridge Join us for a relaxed session of art making. Suggested theme of Autumn, or bring your own ideas and projects. All welcome. For a link to join please email art@bridgecollective.org.uk.


Tuesday 13th October, 2 – 2.55 pm: Company Systems working party. Time for learning about and bite-size chunks of our company systems. This month we’ll be looking at bite-size actions for maintaining fire safety. All welcome. To join the meeting, send a request in advance to info@bridgecollective.org.uk


Wednesday 14th October, 1-2pm: Online Open Minds at the Bridge. 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. Please email openminds@bridgecollective.org.uk or info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive a link to join. 


Wednesday 14th October, 3.15 – 4.15pm: “principles of opening Bridge for face to face contact”. At the community meeting on the 8th October we set up a time for an online discussion space to discuss this topic. All welcome. Please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk to receive a link to join.


Thursday 15th October, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Space. A space to find out about the Bridge, for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Open to ALL. To get a link to join, please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk in advance


Tuesday 20th October, 11 am – 12.30pm: 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)


Wednesday 21st October, 2 – 3.30 pm: Online Greenwood meet-up. A space to share a love of nature and connect with each other and the natural world. (Please email greenwoodproject@hotmail.co.uk to receive further information on how to join)


Thursday 22nd October, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Space. A space to find out about the Bridge, for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Open to ALL. To get a link to join, please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk in advance


Monday 26th October 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Online Art at the Bridge Relaxed session of artmaking, continuing our Autumn theme. All welcome. For a link to join please email art@bridgecollective.org.uk.


November 2020


Tuesday 3th November, 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)


(To be confirmed) Monday 9th November 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Online Art at the Bridge A relaxed and welcoming space to be together and make art. All welcome. For a link to join please email art@bridgecollective.org.uk.


Tuesday 10th Novemberber, 2pm  – 2.55 pm: Company Systems working party. Time for learning about and bite-size chunks of our company systems. This month we’ll be looking at bite-size actions for maintaining fire safety. All welcome. To join the meeting, send a request in advance to info@bridgecollective.org.uk


Thursday 12th November, 1 – 3 pm: Bridge Community Meeting – our monthly decision making meeting. Open to ALL. (To get a link to join, please email info@bridgecollective.org.uk in advance).


Tuesday 17th November, 11 am – 12.30pm: 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) Monday 23rd November 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Online Art at the Bridge A relaxed, informal space to make art together. All welcome. For a link to join please email art@bridgecollective.org.uk.


 

 

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