What’s on

Updated: 10/11/2020

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

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).

 


November 2020


Tuesday 3rd November, 11 am – 1 pm: Experts by Experience Online Monthly Meeting. We are a diverse group of local people who have lived experience of mental health issues as well as people with experience of supporting friends and family.


Wednesday 4th November, 11 am – 12 noon: Newsletter Online Working Space (Working towards our Spring 2021 Newsletter).


Thursday 5th November, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Thursday. A space to find out about the Bridge, for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Welcome!


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.


Tuesday 10th November, 2 pm – 2.55 pm: Online 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. 


Wednesday 11th November, 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 12th November, 1 – 3 pm: Online Bridge Community Meeting – our monthly decision-making meeting. Open to ALL


Tuesday 17th November, 11 am – 12.30 pm: Experts by Experience Online Development Meeting. We are a diverse group of local people who have lived experience of mental health issues as well as people with experience of supporting friends and family.


Thursday 19th November, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Thursday. A space to find out about the Bridge, for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Welcome!


Monday 23rd November 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Online Art at the Bridge A relaxed, informal space to make art together. All welcome.


Wednesday 25th November, 11 – 12 pm: Exploratory Boundaries Group – Session 6 Exploring what supports nourishing individual and community boundaries.


Wednesday 25th November, 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.


Thursday 26th November, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Thursday. A space to find out about the Bridge, for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Welcome!


December 2020


Tuesday 1st December, 11 am – 1 pm: Experts by Experience Online Monthly Meeting. We are a diverse group of local people who have lived experience of mental health issues as well as people with experience of supporting friends and family.


Thursday 3rd December, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Thursday. A space to find out about the Bridge, for connecting with each other for peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. Welcome!


Monday 7th December 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Online Art at the Bridge All welcome to join us for a relaxed session making art together.


Tuesday 8th December, 2 pm – 2.55 pm: Online 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.


TBC Wednesday 9th December, 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 10th December, 1 – 3 pm: Online Bridge Community Meeting – our monthly decision-making meeting. Open to ALL


Monday 14th December 1.30 – 3.00 pm: Online Art at the Bridge All welcome to join us for a relaxed session making art with a seasonal theme.


Tuesday 15th December, 11 am – 1 pm: Experts by Experience Online Open Meeting: Introduction to upcoming Lived Experience training. We are a diverse group of local people who have lived experience of mental health issues as well as people with experience of supporting friends and family.


Wednesday 16th December, 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.


Thursday 17th December, 1 – 2 pm: Annual Big Dinner Online  Informal friendly gathering. Eating food (if you like), peer support, talking, sharing or sitting quietly. All welcome!


Thursday 24th December, 1 – 2 pm: Online Open Thursday. A space to find out about the Bridge, 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