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NAS Avon Branch

A branch of the National Autistic Society

Wellbeing groups

The Grow Wild Project

Tuesday at The Tree Life Grimsbury Farm, Kingswood, S. Glos. An opportunity for people with learning difficulties to get involved in a wide variety of activities related to running a tree nursery such as, growing wildflowers, fruits ,vegetables, trees and helping to run our shop area.

 

Click here to see flier giving some details or visit The Conservation Volunteers website

To find out more contact Jason Leck on 07764 655656 or j.leck@tcv.org.uk.

Walks from the Create Centre, Bristol

In partnership with BASS (Bristol Autism Spectrum Service) and Walk for Health. On every first Friday of the month, starting from the Create Centre. The walks are led gentle strolls in the local area.  Special interests for each walk, which take just under 2 hours, with a cafe stop during or after the walk. Trained leaders. Booking is not essential, but it is preferred if participants make contact in advance.

 

For further information or if you have additional needs please contact Vicky on Mob: 07710764540 or Email: victoriashort@nhs.net

Wheels for all - Bath

www.bathnes.gov.uk/wheelsforall

email: wheelsforall@bathnes.gov.uk

Tel: 01225 396 433

 

Cycling opportunities for disabled children and adults with differing needs:

Go and try their fantastic selection of bikes, trikes and hand cycles that can suit a wide range of needs

Check on the website or contact details above for which days they are at each location:

 

Outdoors at the Odd Down Circuit, Odd Down Playing Fields off Chelwood Drive—Bath BA2 2AX

Indoors at The Sports Barn, Beechen Cliff School, Alexandra Park, Bath BA2 4RE

Bike Minded

www.lifecycleuk.org.uk/wellbeing

Tel: 07403 415 052

 

Bike Minded is a Life Cycle project helping people with mental health and emotional issues.

Take a look to find out more.

 

The new Bike Minded ride programme for Jan-March 2018 is now out! Take a look. Our bike rides are open to anyone, supportive and friendly. We have bikes available to borrow or can help people to get low cost bikes.

 

We now have a small fleet of electric bikes which will be available to borrow on our bike rides. If anyone is interested in trying them out, they can book a free 1:1 cycle lesson with a trained instructor. Just get in touch to find out more.

 

Our Wellbeing café was a huge success last year and we will be continuing it into 2018. We have changed venues as Roll for the Soul has now sadly closed its doors, so you can now find us on the 3rd Monday of each month at The Kitchen café based at The Station on Silver Street in town. 10.30am-12pm, drop-in to find out more about Bike Minded, meet other riders and volunteers. First tea/coffee is on us! Next wellbeing café is on Monday 22nd January. See poster for more information.

Changes Bristol

www.changesbristol.org.uk

email: info@changesbristol.org.uk

tel: 0117 941 1123

 

Changes Bristol is a direct access charity based on 12 Steps which promote mental wellbeing. They have meetings throughout Bristol. All people who experience any sort of mental distress are welcome to access support at their groups.

Dance Voice

www.dancevoice.org.uk

email: admin@dancevoice.org.uk

Tel: 0117 953 2055

 

Dance Voice is a Dance Movement Psychotherapy (DMP) charity based in Bristol, one of the UK’s leading centres dedicated to community-based creative arts therapy. Dance Voice aims to assist a wide variety of people, of all ages, from all walks of life. They work with people with learning difficulties, those with physical, or mental illness, those who are emotionally distressed, or those who want to achieve personal growth.

Inclusive Football

Thursdays 6-7pm, at Brunel Fitness Centre.

FREE sessions for all disabilities - take a look at these adult and youth fliers

 

For more information: contact Paul Griffin on goaliegriff@tiscali.co.uk or 07813256875

Inclusive Tennis sessions Bristol - from September 2017

Contact: helenabbott19@gmail.com or 07872945664 Bristol DTN Coordinator for www.tennisfoundation.org.uk  

 

 

Almondsbury Tennis Club, Gloucester Road, Bristol BS32 4AA

Tuesdays 10.30-11.30 Cost £3.00 - All abilities welcome.

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/almondsburytennisclub/Coaching/Disability

Contact: John Kimani: 07951 584669 or Lynda Riddle: 01454 616495

 

Bristol University Tennis, Coombe Dingle Sports Complex, Coombe Lane, Bristol BS9 2BJ  

Sundays 4.00-5.30- Free Wheelchair Tennis coached session

To be reviewed regularly. Have use of one indoor court.

Supported by www.accessport.org.uk

Contact: helenabbott19@gmail.com  

 

Cotham Park Tennis Club, 80 Redland Road, Bristol BS6 6AG

Thursday 1.45-3.00 until 19th Oct.

Ability session- tailored to fit the needs of the participants, Learning Disability, mental health working with www.accessport.org.uk

Re-starting after Easter 2018 - Cost £3.00    

Contact: helenabbott19@gmail.com www.cothamtennis.net

   

Downend and Frenchay Tennis Club, Common Mead Lane, Hambrook, Winterbourne, Bristol BS16 1QQ

Inclusive Tennis Activities- links with www.headwaybristol.org.uk

Contact: Sally Wraith sally.wraith@yahoo.co.uk            

 

Kings Tennis Club, Maplemeade, Bristol BS7 8JG

Inclusive Tennis Activities- www.sendawelcome.co.uk  session each Saturday throughout November 12-1pm

Cost £2.00 per child – Book early

Mother and under 5s – Mondays 9.30-10.30

Contact: Elly Shearman ellytennis.kings@hotmail.com

https://clubspark.lta.org.uk/EllyShearmanCoaching

 

Knowle Tennis Club,17 Beaconsfield Road, Wells Road, Bristol BS4 2QN

Bristol Active Life mental health tennis Group www.balp.com

Inclusive beginners/improvers group sessions Thursday evening and Saturday morning - Cost £3.00

Contact: Matt Thompson matt-thompson1984@hotmail.co.uk

 

Redland Green, Redland Green Road, Bristol BS6 7HF

Mental Health Group. Tuesdays 11.00-12.30

Working with Bristol Active Life to have a session in North Bristol - Cost £3.00

Coach: Toby Huddlestone/ Rachel Smith

Contact: helenabbott19@gmail.com to book on

Autistic Eye - contact Jo Curd

www.autisticeye.co.uk

Tel: 07817 803 493

 

A monthly all-age art workshop run on the 4th Saturday of every month, 11am-4pm at the Energy Hub Bristol Harbourside BS1 5UH. For more information on this workshop, please take a look at this flier. Autistic Eye is a local not-for-profit Community Interest Company, which promotes, publishes and sells work by artists with Autism. We create supplementary income for published artists and meaningful occupation for some.

Community connectors is a service that covers the whole of South Glos, there are 3 community connectors altogether and each of us covers 2 areas. Here are the areas we cover-

 

Myself - Stoke Gifford, Patchway, Filton, Bradley Stoke and Kingswood, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield, Downend

Hilary - Emersons Green, Frenchay, Downend, Frampton Cotrell and Thornbury, Almondsbury

Sam - Yate and Warmley, Hanham

 

The community connectors service helps to connect people with different services that may be available and with different community groups/activities. We also can do a wellbeing plan for people, based on the 5 ways to wellbeing. Currently there is a waiting list for most areas due to a high demand.

 

People can self refer to the service, or can be referred. People can call 0300 1232464 or email communityconnectors@curo-group.co.uk to access the service.

 

We also have Sandy in our team who is a volunteer coordinator and can help to connect people with volunteering opportunities. We can also help out with community grants of up to £200 for community groups in South Gloucestershire, either new or existing groups is fine. This can cover the cost of resources but not room rental. For further information take a look at this info and form. Alternatively, contact me on: sarah.grimes@curo-group.co.uk.

 

If you have any questions please ask!