What are Workshops?

IdeasWorkshops are groups or courses facilitated by people with specialist expertise and experience. Some are facilitated in partnership with other organisations that are able to offer quality premises appropriate to the workshop and/or expert input. They are separate from the groups that take place within the Support and Social Spaces and are especially for people who are interested in committing to more focused work on their development or recovery.

The programme of workshops is fully reviewed every three months, although new workshops will be added at various stages and highlighted on our website. The programme is produced in partnership with people who use our services so if you have ideas for the things you would like us to be running we can explore incorporating these.

Workshops are run in different ways; some are ongoing, some are time limited, some are open to be joined at any time, others are closed groups. Some are run purely as self support spaces and others will involve aspects of teaching and are more structured. However, all facilitators will work to the ethos of the Phoenix which believes all participants have unique strengths to determine and guide their own recovery, so all workshops will strongly emphasise the expertise of the people who participate.

What can Workshops help me achieve?

Recovery SignWorkshops can be great ways to fast track your development. What you achieve is very much dependent on what you put in, so consistent attendance can be important.

Depending on the topic area of the workshop they can help you develop a skill, interest or broaden your understanding. In particular they can help you increase your sense of purpose, sense of control, understanding of your mental health and spiritual health, and improve your sense of belonging and connection to others and your community. Additionally they can help you feel better about who you are, and increase your confidence and self esteem.

What’s on offer in Autumn 2015?

We have a wide range of new workshops this term including those with a therapeutic focus such as Dance Movement Psychotherapy and those offering an opportunity to learn new skills such as Music Club. We also offer several stress-busting workshops including Mindfulness, Yoga and Tai Chi.  Have a look at our summer programme to see what’s on offer or peruse the workshop descriptions through the links below.

Download: Autumn 2015

Mondays: Yoga & Relaxation | Managing Addiction |  Mindfulness for Well-being | | Music Club 

Tuesdays: Hearing Voices Peer Support Group | Arts SpacePsychological Health Support Group

Wednesdays: What’s Cooking |Voice Collective Young People’s Voices & Visions Group (16-25)

Thursdays: Dance Movement Psychotherapy Group |My Beliefs Support Group

Fridays: Writing GroupWomen’s SpaceWomen’s Hearing Voices Group

Where do workshops take place?

Workshops take place in Barnes House (Camden Town) or Community Venues.

How much does it cost?

Workshops are priced at £6 an hour.

It is possible to set up a ‘pay as you attend’ arrangement or pay in advance. This can be discussed when you sign up.

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