Here at Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust, we strive to help our community and understand the huge demand for mental health recovery and prevention projects. We have been working closely with like minded organisations, to set up various sessions within Wycombe;
Every Monday from 11am – 12pm, we will deliver this active mindfulness session. (Due to Covid this is currently being delivered via zoom)
Indian Clubs is a great exercise for active mindfulness. The clubs also help develop strength, mobility and coordination.
They consist of bowling pin shaped clubs of varying weights, which are swung in certain patterns as part of a strength or mobility exercise programme.
Well Being Walk
Every Tuesday from 11am-1pm, we always meet at the same place, at Wycombe Lido, just by the car park just a little way up from the Tennis Courts. (Due to Covid this is currently session is currently being split into two hour long walks – 11-12 and then 12:30-1:30)
This walk gives people the opportunity to meet a friendly group of people who are all on a recovery journey, the walk helps to keep people active and walk and talk with people who can support them. It is a very relaxed environment and we even stop for a cup of tea on the way around.
Every Wednesday 11am-12:30pm WWSET in partnership with The Community Grow Project will deliver an community allotment session.
Grow is a community allotment session. Learn how to grow all different type of fruit, veg and plants. There’s lots of different types on jobs to do, sowing seeds, watering plants, weeding, laying slabs, painting sheds, work inside shed to hang tools safely, and building a seating area near the river.
Join a great team of growers and see if you can develop your green finger skills.
Every Thursday 2pm- 3pm WWSET in partnership with Everything Yoga will deliver this yoga session. (Due to Covid this is currently being delivered via zoom)
Yoga is a fun, creative, challenging, mindful and balancing experience, merging different elements and styles.
Yoga is a way to both improve your flexibility and strength as well as a form of meditation, grounding and breathing work.
We are also delivering various one off courses throughout the year including:
We have previously delivered: Exercising your Mental Health
We wanted to diversify how Mental Health Recovery was being taught and increase peoples physical well-being all in one session. Utilising exercise as a way of teaching and discussing mental health topics, such as self-esteem, anxiety, inner critic, self-acceptance and motivation & change. By taking the sessions out of the classroom we feel this helps to boost morale and re-introduce our students to gentle exercise which they may not have done in quite some time. We are every fortunate that the Heart of Bucks funded us to deliver 8 blocks of these sessions, so a big thanks to them!
Over the past few courses we have delivered we have received the following feedback:
“Extremely helpful – made me think differently when given tasks in the sessions”
“Sam came up with innovative ideas to help us understand and question our thoughts/ behaviours and really helped in a supportive group. Also to be active whilst doing tasks I found much better than just sitting discussing feelings”
“Working with a supportive group has been a great benefit”
“Great opportunity to move around and engage in conversation about a particular activity. Sage space to feel comfortable sharing information”
“Great activity for a Monday – leave the sessions feeling ready to continue my day”
“I thought this was a fantastic course and one of the best I’ve taken with the recovery college. Thank you for this course it was great. Keep them going.”
These sessions take place over a 6-week block, if you are interested in hearing more please contact Sam Parker on firstname.lastname@example.org.