Online With Us
Online with us is our way of keeping everyone connected and busy during the strange times we find ourselves in.
Samuel is producing a series of videos to help keep us fit, entertained and connected during this period of self-isolation due to the corona virus covid 19.
We are aware that isolation, which is absolutely necessary for all of us, can also have an impact on our physical and mental health.
So, to help us all get through this together we are going to be posting one video per week. The videos are designed to be interactive and help keep everyone busy and most of all laugh and smile.
We would love to hear your feedback so please let us know what you think and even feel free to submit an idea!
Wednesday 6th May 2020
This is our 6th week of videoing, this weeks theme is Grounding Techniques. In this week’s video Samuel has a special guest Margaret who is a Volunteer at the centre. We will also be continuing are weekly video uploads for another 6 weeks, so if you have any ideas of themes or activities you would like to see on the videos let us know. Hope you are all staying safe and enjoy the video!
Wednesday 29th April
This week’s video is Mindfulness the PDF’s attached will help you work through the exercises at home.
It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. Some people call this awareness “mindfulness”. Mindfulness can help us enjoy life more and understand ourselves better. You can take steps to develop it in your own life.
What is mindfulness?
“It’s easy to stop noticing the world around us. It’s also easy to lose touch with the way our bodies are feeling and to end up living ‘in our heads’ – caught up in our thoughts without stopping to notice how those thoughts are driving our emotions and behaviour,”
“An important part of mindfulness is reconnecting with our bodies and the sensations they experience. This means waking up to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the present moment. That might be something as simple as the feel of a banister as we walk upstairs.
“Another important part of mindfulness is an awareness of our thoughts and feelings as they happen moment to moment.
“It’s about allowing ourselves to see the present moment clearly. When we do that, it can positively change the way we see ourselves and our lives.”
Wednesday 22nd April
In this video we are making rice crispy cakes in this video, hope you all enjoy. Boy Sam thinks he is going to be a Master Chef he assured us all he can cook, but based on this attempt we think he might need some cooking lessons going forward! Remember to please share and please put videos or photo’s up of your creations let’s create an online community. Keep up to date with updates on our website and social media platforms.
Wednesday 15th April
This week we have the craft video. We ask you to come up with your own ideas and get creative and a start making. Can we ask that you send us pictures, you can do this by commenting on social media the best three will be selected to receive a small prize.
Remember Stay Safe!
Wednesday 8th April
This week why not watch Karen and Sam’s quiz. Get yourself a piece of paper and a pencil and get ready to note down your answers. Why not do it as a family or invite your friends to do it at the same time as you.
Now you’ve done the quiz…when and where do we find out the answers…
The answers are available at the following link but don’t spoil the fun….watch the video and do the quiz first, then check your answers.
Why not share your results with each other and even with us on social media? Who got the highest score?
Happy quizzing and don’t forget, next week Sam will be back with some craft making!
Wednesday 1st April
Chair aerobics with Samuel…watch and enjoy and why not post your photos on our social media 😊
Below is a list of videos and release dates:
For help and support please contact us at the Centre 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Please note: we will not be working on Bank Holidays
Phone: 01229 311102