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Past Events

15 May - Improve wellbeing with relaxation and creativity

    • This transformative session during Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 is aimed at cultivating relaxation and creativity. This session led by Indu Khurana, a psychotherapist and coach, includes a range of creative activities themed around the approaching season of summer.
    • There is a lot of evidence to suggest that doing something creative helps to improve your mental health. This session in creativity helps to relax your mind, which in turn helps to relax your body. The exercises you learn to do in this course are easy enough for you to recreate at home – so not only do you experience their power in the workshop, but you also get tools to take away and use whenever you want.
    • This session is ideal for those seeking relaxation, creative exploration, self-expression and a break from daily stressors.
    • Outcomes for the session include
      – A sense of calm and wellbeing
      – Fun and creative expression

17 April - Introduction to Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

This catch-up session is an introductory workshop for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) wanting to know more about this welfare benefit for people with a disability or long-term condition.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a welfare benefit that can give extra money and support if you are living with a condition that impacts on your daily living or mobility. PIP is a non means tested benefit that was introduced almost ten years ago to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for new claimants aged 16-64.

Disability benefits can be essential sources of extra income for eligible people with MS, whether in paid work or no longer in employment. Claiming PIP can also make you eligible for extra help such as council tax reductions, vehicle tax discount and potentially other welfare benefit top ups.

The session covers

  • – What is Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • – PIP eligibility
  • – The PIP assessment
  • – Obtaining evidence for your PIP claim
  • – Important things to know before completing the form
  • – How to apply
  • – What to do if you don’t agree with the DWP’s decision

26 April - Singing for wellbeing

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In this session on singing for wellbeing, you’ll become apart of a holistic experience that transcends what singing means to you.

Taking the helm are Emily Foulkes, an experienced singing for health practitioner dedicated to providing transformative experiences through music, and Jane Staffieri, a Music for Well-being Practitioner with years of experience working with diverse groups facing various challenges.

The session includes elements of relaxation, mindfulness and soothing sounds. You’ll be put into an immersive environment with a serene atmosphere through therapeutic instruments that prepare and ground participants for the journey ahead. Through the use of relaxation techniques, you’ll heighten your awareness of your physical, emotional and psychological state, plus, you will receive valuable tips for self-management along the way.

Outcomes for the session

  • – Create a safe, inclusive and supportive space
  • – Offer tips and techniques for self-management with practical tools to navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience
  • – Provide a relaxing and uplifting experience where relaxation meets happiness leaving you refreshed and invigorated