Our counselling service is a vital resource for people coping with the emotional impact of a life threatening condition. However, we recognise that some of the people in need of support might benefit from a different approach. With this in mind, we've been working with specialist practitioners to develop new services.
WHYoutdoors online taster day
Wednesday 6th May, 10am to 1pm
An online workshop in nature connection for wellbeing for those living with and beyond cancer
We are very pleased to be able to bring you a taster workshop of WHYoutdoors on Wednesday 6th May from 10am to 1pm. This will be a practical and interactive workshop for up to 24 people facilitated by Natural Academy in conjunction with We Hear You. The workshop will explore techniques for grounding using our natural environment and ways that we can foster mindfulness and nature connection to improve wellbeing.
The online workshop is open to anyone living with and beyond cancer and can include family and carers. The workshop will take place using Zoom so participants will need to ensure they have a stable internet connection as well as a computer with camera and microphone. Participants will also need to have nearby access to nature during the workshop, this can be your garden, an indoor nature space or even a view out of a window.
Social Isolation and Nature Connection for Resilience - Free Webinars
WHY and The Natural Academy are offering live webinars every Thursday evening in April.
In this time of uncertainty, we understand that feelings of anxiety can be heightened and that social isolation may have a negative impact on our mental health. To help us manage and develop tools for greater awareness, resilience and grounding, these webinars will explore how nature connection and mindfulness can become vital resources to help us cope.
Booking is essential - please register via Eventbrite to take part.
WHYoutdoors is a nature-based mindfulness course, aimed at those living with and beyond cancer. Also known as ecotherapy, it's an established form of therapy using outdoor activities in a natural setting to reduce stress and promote emotional and physical wellbeing.
The six-week course will bring a group of participants together, all of whom have cancer or are in remission, in a beautiful natural setting in Combe Park, Bath, where they will relax, reflect and take part in activities aimed at restoring their sense of self and emotional wellbeing. The first two sessions will focus on grounding and wellbeing, followed by two sessions promoting emotional healing and growth. The final two sessions have a theme of purpose and meaning. We look forward to sharing the stories of people who take part and hope that this will be the first of many groups.
If you'd be interested in taking part in the next WHYoutdoors group, please call 01373 455255 or email email@example.com.
WHY launched its new drop-in support group for anyone affected or bereaved by cancer or a life-limiting illness in December 2019 in partnership with Dorothy House Hospice Care. The group meets every Tuesday in the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome from 10am to 12pm and is a friendly, supportive space to connect with others who have had similar experiences. There are always representatives of Dorothy House and WHY at the group for those who would like to ask about additional support available. And we buy the first drink!
The Coffee Connection will start again as soon as the official advice changes with regard to public gatherings. In the meantime, please contact us if you're in need of support via our telephone or online counselling services.
No booking required, just come along to the Cheese and Grain and look out for our table signs (pictured).
Move Dance Feel
Move Dance Feel is a dance project for women living with or beyond cancer, running in parts of the UK since 2016, including in Bristol in partnership with Penny Brohn UK. We're delighted to offer a taster session of this exciting project in Frome on 5th March 2020. Participants are welcome to bring a female friend or family member with them to the session.
The first taster session was held on Thursday, 5th March 2020. Please contact us to enquire about future Move Dance Feel workshops