Weekly activities at The Wellbeing Centre
The above sessions are subject to short notice amendments or cancellation, booking advisable.
Sessions are held at the
Wellbeing Centre, Sefton Road, Epsom, Surrey KT19 9HG.
For more information please contact Usha or Yvie on 01372 727 583 or email email@example.com.
Sessions do not run on Bank Holidays. Some sessions may not run during holiday periods please check with the Centre.
Suggested donation £1 per person per session and £2 for Surrey Wheels.
You can also check out our Wellbeing Centre webpages at www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk. Find us under the Community and
Living page, click on Wellbeing Centre.
Mental Health Safe Havens in Surrey and North East Hampshire
Safe Havens provide out of hours help and support to people and their carers who are experiencing a mental health crisis or emotional distress.
There are six services open in town centre locations across Surrey and North East Hampshire to residents of any district or borough within this area.
They are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays and are designed to give adults a safe alternative to A&E when in crisis (please see individual services for detailed opening times).
Each Safe Haven is staffed by a mental health practitioner from Surrey and Borders Partnership and two trained Safe Haven workers. Peer support from people with lived experience of mental health issues is also increasingly available.
The Safe Havens are provided by a partnership between our Trust and third sector mental health specialists which is funded by Surrey and N E Hants' NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups. See links for individual details.
See www.sabp.nhs.uk/safehaven for more information.
Six ways to boost your happiness
Looking after your physical health is essential but sometimes we forget about our mental health, which it’s just as important to take care of. The Wheel of Well-being is a handy way to think about some of the things you can do to help you improve your mood, reduce the risk of depression, strengthen your relationships, and even add up to seven years to your life.
It’s made up of six easy steps, so why not give them a try and see how they can make a difference to your happiness?
Mind: keep learning
Coping with stressful situations, being more optimistic and better satisfied are just a couple of benefits that life-long learners get. Classes and courses are great ways to learn, so have a look at what Surrey Adult Learning has to offer
Body: be active
Small amounts of exercise can boost your mental alertness, reduce stress and anxiety, and increase your self-esteem. Think about joining a local sports club – Active Surrey have some great options for clubs and activities to take part in.
Your life satisfaction can improve lots if you play your part in looking after the planet. Have a look at Recycle for Surrey for lots of simple tips and ideas to help you cut down on waste, from tasty recipes that use up leftover food, to how you can recycle old clothes and home textiles.
Giving to others can make you happier which in turn makes you more likely to carry on giving, so it’s a great way to begin a cycle of generosity and happiness. Volunteering is a great way to do this – have a look at some of the many opportunities to volunteer in Surrey here.
Place: take notice
You’re more likely to understand yourself better and enjoy your life if you pay attention to what’s around you. Try taking a stroll through some of Surrey’s spectacular countryside, or finding out about how mindfulness could help – you’ll find lots of information about it on the NHS website.
Socialising can make you more confident and reduce your chances of becoming depressed and lonely. It’s a great reason to meet up with an old friend or have a chat on the phone with a family member. You could also help out in your local community and get to know your neighbours, or volunteer as a befriender – search on Surrey Information Point to find out about befriending schemes where you live.
Have a look at the Healthy Surrey website for lots more ideas.
Volunteer activities: Friends of Horton Country Park
The Friends had a very successful Orchard Volunteer Task on Sunday 30 October, cutting back scrub and overgrown vegetation from around the base of veteran apple and pear trees. Many thanks to all those volunteers who joined in!
The Friends will be having another task, probably one Sunday in February, to continue with this vital work. The Orchard Project will also be running some workshops during 2017 on how to prune and manage trees. If you would be interested in volunteering and learning this useful skill, please get in touch.
24 November: Location - Keepers Shaw; Task - Scrub management
01 December: Location - Nightingale Corner; Task - Scrub management
08 December: Location - Field Pond; Task - Pond/Stream management
15 December: Location - Cabbage Field; Task - Hedge laying
22 December: Location - Cabbage Field; Task - Hedge laying
For all tasks please meet at 10am at the Information Centre, Horton Country Park LNR. Equipment and training will be provided. Please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Tasks may be subject to change or cancellation in extreme weather, please call the Council's Countryside Team to find out more on 01372 745224.
The Friends would also like to encourage residents to join in at their meetings to help discuss park issues and take part in helping Epsom & Ewell Borough Council manage the site for wildlife and people. They meet every other month on the first Tuesday at 7:30 pm. Next meeting is on Tuesday 6 December.
To view the latest Autumn/Winter 2016 newsletter please click here
For more information on The Friends of Horton County Park visit www.hortoncountrypark.co.uk
Interested in becoming a councillor?
Would you like to get involved in improving services for your community and making a difference to the lives of local residents? With county council elections taking place next year, now could be your chance.
As a councillor at Surrey County Council, you would have the opportunity to represent and support your community in a role that’s varied and wide-ranging – from developing policy and decision making to putting forward the views of residents and working with other local organisations.
If you’d like to find out more about the role of councillor and how to get involved, visit Surrey County Council’s becoming a councillor web page. The page includes information on who can stand for election, how to apply, training, expenses and the answers to other frequently asked questions.
On the page you’ll also find the latest Prospective Councillors Booklet, which is packed with information and advice for anyone interested in becoming a councillor in Surrey, as well as details of a Prospective Councillors event that will be held at County Hall in Kingston-upon-Thames next February.
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