Peter visits the Manor & Castle Springboard Social Café on behalf of Flourish and finds a warm welcome. He discovers a good mix of people from different backgrounds enjoying the various activities and speakers that are run fortnightly.
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Curious to find out how creativity can interact with our mental wellbeing, Peter went along to a recent event co-hosted by Sheffield Flourish. At the event participants were invited to get involved with creative workshops. Their creations will become part of the upcoming The Labyrinths of Sheffield - a series of three mindful labyrinths set up in Sheffield as part of Festival of the Mind.
Peter encourages us to aspire to be better listeners. Helpful tips are gleaned from the Samaritans' 'Talk to us' campaign and shared with us in this article.
Some really thoughtful but practical advice on how to help people on benefits. Lots of signposting to websites which have a wealth of information.
Each month Sheffield Flourish feature an organisation who we think people should know more about, as part of our monthly themes. This July we were given a recommendation by one of our volunteers Jess, who had lots of positive things to say about working with Big Ambitions. Here, Jess tells her story of getting employment support with the local organisation.
Jess visits Sheffield's first cat cafe and gives us the lowdown on the residents there. Cat cuddles and cake; that's proper therapy.
Rob Barnett visited Healthwatch Sheffield as part of Sheffield Flourish’s theme for May: Your experiences of mental health services. He spoke to Healthwatch Sheffield’s chief executive Margaret Kilner.