March 2020 - Newsletter

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the lighter days and a bit of sunshine.

I just wanted to take a few moments to update you on a few things that are now available at Creative Minds for children, Adults and families to benefit from.

Workshops for teenagers.

​​We have had lots of people ask recently if we offer workshops for teens. We are now delighted to be able to say that yes we do! In April 2020 we aim to launch our first 10 week programme for teenagers, aged 14 - 16 years old, that will focus on the impact of anxiety. Due to the sensitivity of the subject this group will have limited spaces. Keep a lookout for dates and costs very soon.

Free and reduced rates - counselling sessions.

I would like to introduce everyone to Julie who is our junior counsellor. Julie is awaiting graduation from her counselling foundation degree and we are so lucky to have her join our team. Julie is currently offering FREE one to one counselling to all parents/carers who's children have accessed our workshops up until May 2020.

We can also offer a reduced rate of £25 per session with Julie for one to one counselling for anyone who has not accessed workshops but would like to participate in sessions.

Half term workshop - Loss and bereavement.

Over Easter half term we will be running a very special workshops that will focus on loss. This workshop will run over 3 days on 8th, 15th and 17th April 2020 and aims to help children process any kind of loss, make sense of difficult emotions and learn new was of expressing and managing them. The cos of the 3 days is £25 and is part funded by Hays Travel Foundation. Limited spaces due to the sensitivity of the workshop.

Annual fundraiser - With Author Chris Duke of Lucy's Blue Day.

​​I am excited to announce that the author of Lucy's Blue Day, Chris Duke, will be joining us again on 23rd May 2020 for our fundraiser. This will take place at Kayll Road Library from 11am - 2pm. Chris will run a special workshop for the children from 11am - 12pm and there will be games, refreshments, raffles and tombolas to enjoy thereafter. Pop along and join in the fun!

Fortnightly children's classes

​Our fortnightly children's classes will continue to run up until May 2020 for FREE. These classes are now run by the amazing Nicole and Grace who i just know the children will love.

Parent Cafe - Free support for parents and carers.

​​Our parent cafe is a safe and confidential place for caregivers to attend who may have any concerns in regards to their children's mental health and well-being. with professionals on site, this relaxed and informal group can offer support and guidance for those in need.

This is a free service and our next meet will take place on 28th March 2020, 10am - 12pm.

If you have any questions, would like to book a space, or require any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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