Featured

– BIG WORLE MAKES PEOPLE HAPPY

COMBAT SAD finished with a Spring celebration..

Big Worle are known for investing in thier community and making things happen.

For the last 3 years they have been running a course over the Winter to Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Year 1 saw the hub being used to engage a group of people with creative activities, year 2 the pandemic arrived and the course was hosted online and in 2022 the course of socially engaging activities.

For 11 weeks, local community artist; Bev g Star, amongst guest talkers, encouraged those that attended the course in 2022, to look at ways to improve their mood as well as learn a new coping mechanisms.

Throughout the sessions the group looked at how connecting with nature, being mindful, learning yoga breath work techniques, working with clay, meditation and more can help people improve thier quality of life.

COMBAT SAD 2022 ended with a celebration that included cake, party bags and reflecting on what the group had gained from the project.

We are extremely grateful to be part of watching people grow skills that focus on positive living.

Thank you to Big Worle and the people that support projects like this..

HOW

Featured

– HOW CELEBRATES A COMMUNITY MURAL PROJECT IN WELLS

A celebration happens at the end of our projects…

HOW CIC was given an opportunity by The Aster Group to take a creative project out of town.

In October 2021, managing director and community artist; Bev g Star was invited to join a co-hort of social entrepreneurs to undergo a training incubator and hub that helps improve, develop and streamline newly founded social enterprises.

This has helped Humans of Weston to focus on becoming an organisation that benefits its community in the right way, with the correct tools and has helped us with a strengthen our core missions, values and goals.

One part of the program was to host a piolet project for clients that access the services of the Aster Group and thier associates.

HOW spent 5 weeks with clients that live in a supportive housing community with Rethink Mental Health at Kerward House.

The people that attended the sessions led us to assisting them to paint a community mural in thier summer house.

The aim of these sessions were to engage with this community creatively.

The outcomes included; the community’s voice being heard, social engagement increasing, confidence using skills improved and a sense of achievement was felt by all those that attended.

The pilot project ended by inviting the staff and the rest of the community to see what could be achieved by engaging creatively and how it can have a big impact on improving mental health.

The feedback we received was wonderful and we wish we could’ve stayed longer.

The celebration was super and credit goes to Emily Thomas from Lemonie Art for volunteering her skills.

We are thankful for the opportunities.

HOW

Featured

– HUMANS CELEBRATE PIOLET PROJECT

We are so thankful to have hosted a community project in Wells with the Aster Group

For 5 weeks, HOW CIC visited Wells to host a piolet project that came together as part of a program that is hosted by The Aster Foundation.

The last session ended with a party celebration at Sheldon Drive too share cake, Easter crackers and fun.

Over the weeks this group have been coming togther to cheer each other up whilst developing and sharing creative skills.

At the last session we looked at how these sessions have improved the clients who access the services of Aster and what they feel like they have gained by attending each week.

The clients who have been socially engaging with our project felt a real benefit from the sessions and fedback that even just having a cuppa tea and a chat can improve their mood.

Throughout the weeks, we explored different creative ideas and mediums, including; water colours, mixed media, paint, mandalas, making banners and more.

Some great creativity was used to brighten up the Sheldon Drive community hub;

HOW is about getting the communities we work with to use creativity while being social.

It is our mission to make creativty accessible to everyone.

The last session also included a celebration of all the art that was made throughout the project as we decorated thier community hub for everyone to see.

Artist Emily, who volunteered her time and materials to make the project work said that; “Community projects are needed to help us all grow”.

We are thankful to Aster for the opportunity.

HOW

Featured

– COMMUNITY MURAL COMES TO LIFE

A community summer house is being transformed in Wells as part of a project HOW CIC is hosting.

The Humans of Weston were invited to facilitate some creative workshops that would engage the communities that live in in supported housing for Rethink Mental Illness.

We have been encouraging clients to help lead a creative project that would help improve thier well being.

Creativity is a great way to improve people’s well being along side being social.

This is all part of a program run by the Aster Foundation that are mentoring social enterprises and helping grow.

This community mural has brought people together and made them feel like they have something to contribute aswell as being part of something.

Our 5 week piolet project is due to end and we think it’s been a great success.

This project is just an example of what we can do.

Stay tuned for the celebration…

HOW

Featured

– MANDALAS WITH THE COMMUNITY

Mindfulness in Wells…

Wells have been welcoming the Humans of Weston for a 5 week project and clients who attended week 4 at a community hub in Sheldon Drive explored the mindfulness of Mandalas.

Each year, the Aster Group open a programme to mentor social entrepreneurs that looks at all aspects of their business and how they can benefit communities to the highest their potential and we have been lucky enough to be a part of it all.

Sometimes, just having a cup of tea and biscuits with others can improve how we feel as we connect as humans together.

Social innovation, community and collaboration is at the heart of everything Aster do and this piolet project has had a wonderful impact on its community.

Bringing people together to tackle isolation is key to assisting people to live their best possible lives whilst putting into practice skills that can be grown.

Hosted by visual artist Emily Thomas and community artist; Bev g Star the group has been looking at ways to engage socially and creatively to improve their well being.

Mandalas are a great way to slow down whilst being in the moment and everyone who attended enjoyed looking at ways to draw Mandalas.

Our last session with the Humans of Wells will be exhibiting to the rest of the community and the community workers what can be done to engage people who access the services of Aster.

We are thankful for the new networks we are building, the opportunities that are opening up for us a CIC and the people that engage with what we have for offer.

Whatever you do today, we encourage you to be mindful,

HOW

Featured

– A SPRING CELEBRATION AT BIG WORLE

Ita a wonderful feeling working with nature…

Spring is most certainly here and as the sunlight warms up, the clients who attend COMBAT SAD celebrated the start of the season with a session on Wreath making.

Over the 11 week course, we have discussed how being in nature can improve your wellbeing and can contribute to lifting your mood when you are feeling low.

The first step of making these Spring circles was adding fresh foliage to a copper wire hoop.

The group then added fabric flowers too add colour and some thing pretty to look at.

We all had a great time being social and being in a group lifted our mood as we focused on the creative task at hand.

At the end of the workshop, everyone received a little bird to add to thier piece.

Nect week will be the last session of the course that is funded by Big Worle and hosted by community artist; Bev g Star.

We hope you spend time in nature..

HOW

Featured

– TIE DYE CREATIVELY

Clients at ‘We Are With You’ explore fabric dye…

North Somerset Community Learning are funding creative sessions at We Are with You.

This sessions are designed for the members of a communtiy Rehab program to find ways to engage in a way that puts skills to good use.

Tie dye is great way to have some fun with creativity and in this session, the clients were given a set of colours.

Each had a white tshirt that they tied using elastic bands to make patterns on the shirt.

The fabric dye was added and the attendees were excited to see what the outcome would be.

So colourful and bright designs happened and the clients talked about what they enjoyed about the process and what they would do differently.

Most importantly, all the group agreed they would explore tie dye again.

We are happy to be supporting people who are making life changing decisions.

Stay colourful,

HOW

Featured

– EXPLORING WATER COLOURS IN WELLS

HOW CIC visits Wells for the third week..

HOW CIC director and community artist: Bev g Star has been making new networks and as part of her Aster program, is hosting a pilot project in Wells.

Week 3 of the project and we facilitated a water colour painting for people living within a supported housing community.

Alongside Weston artist Emily Thomas, the clients were encouraged to see what they can do with the paints.

The clients all explored what can be done with the colours as well as each create pieces of artwork that will be displayed in thier community hub.

It was a lovely session and everyone enjoyed cups of tea and biscuits whilst making art.

We had some great feedback and we were informed that just having something to do to help get people out their house was enough.

It’s a truley wonderful opportunity that we have been given and are thankful to have the chance to connect with community in a creative way.

Next week the group will be exploring Mandalas and the shapes that can be found within them.

Good things happen when you’re being creative,

HOW

Featured

– A SECOND COAT OF PAINT FOR COMMUNITY MURAL

We are transforming a community summer house.

HOW returned to Wells for its 3rd week to work on a community Mural that is happening at Keward house.

Working closely with the clients, we supported them to find a creative project that will use creative skills, put them into action and improve thier community space.

The group decided to paint a picture of Glastonbury Tor on the wall of thier summer house.

We are passionate about helping people live thier best possible lives, whilst incorporating creativity.

The second coat has now been painted and next week we will focus on adding the details.

We are thankful to the Aster group for helping make this happen.

The work done so far is really great and we are delighted to see people grow…

Watch this space,

HOW

Featured

– MINDFUL MANDALAS AT BIG WORLE

The COMBAT SAD crew explored mandalas…

Filling your mind with creative skills is one way to tackle low mood.

In week 9 of the COMBAT SAD course funded by Big Worle; Bev g Star, hosted a session on Mandalas.

The session started by the clients exploring the shapes that can be found within a Mandala and seeing what characteristic traits these eternal patterns can include.

The second part of the process was drawing free hand a mandala in aid to release the mind from perfection.

We then used a compass to make some symmetrical designs before upcycling old vinyl records as our canvas.

It was a very relaxed session and some wonderful moments were had.

The clients that attended the session all received some Sedum plants as a reminder to include nature into thier lives as the Spring arrives.

We hope you get chance to explore new ideas and fill your mind full of wonderful things…

Stay curious,

HOW

Featured

– ART EXHIBIT PREP FOR CREATIVTY DISCOVERED

It has been wonderful discovering new skills..

For the last 9 weeks, a group has been attending the Creative Discovery course to focus on developing skills that they can put into practice and make art.

The course is being hosted by community artist; Bev g Star and community worker Sid Howlett at Weston Artspace.

The clients have explored: Mandalas, clay, mixed media, water colours, canvas painting and more, alongside, framing and hanging thier work for exhibiting.

The group, that has been funded by North Somerset Community Learning, got together to set up thier exhibit ready for the final display on March 22nd 2022.

People have been discovering skills that they didn’t know they had and nurturing those skills to grow.

We can’t wait for the rest of the community to see what we have been up to…

Come see us;

https://facebook.com/events/s/creativity-discovered-art-exhi/469337464922863/

See you there,

HOW

Featured

– SOAP CARVING FOR A COMMUNITY WORKSHOP

We Are With You Creativly

The members of a community rehab program that is run by We Are With You, explored soap carving.

Sometimes the most smallest of ideas are the best and chissling into a soft service was extremely therapeutic.

The 12 week program is designed to help those are suffering with addiction, learn about thier addictions and access the help that is needed to start making healthy changes.

North Somerset Community Learning are funding these creative workshops on a Monday afternoon for clients to get the chance to develop creative skills and find a distraction from thier addictions.

The sessions also allow those that attend, to make suggestions of what they wish to try and next week is tye dye.

Hosting the sessions is community artist; Bev g Star and creative assistant Paige Bailiss who create a safe space for clients to try new ideas and so far the it has been a great success.

We are so happy that people are growing and understanding that creativity can be used as a tool to escape.

We hope you get time to be creative,

HOW

Featured

– COMMUNITY MURAL WITH HOW CIC

A community mural is a wonderful way to get people involved..

HOW has the interest of the community at it’s core, so when we were given the opportunity for clients at Keward House to help lead a project, it was decided, that, as a group we would paint a mural in their summer house.

Week 1 of a 5 week piolet allowed the attendees to explore ideas to grow throughout our time being creative with them.

One client drew Glastonbury Tor on the wall and as a group they agreed to use this as inspiration.

Week 2 of the project, we got stuck in and made things happen by adding the first coat of paint to the bigger picture.

We are passionate about growing confidence and finding purpose for skills that people can develop aswell as put into practice.

The project has gotten off to a great start, everyone feels involved and thankful to be part of something where there feel seen, listened too and included.

Next week we will make a return visit to the Humans of Wells and layer on the second coat of paint.

Watch this space…

HOW

Featured

– CREATIVE BANNERS AT SHELDON DRIVE

Wells welcomed HOW CIC for week 2 of our piolet project…

Week 2 of our piolet project in Wells and the group made some creative banners.

Given rolls of paper and plenty of mark making pens and pencils, everyone got creative whilst being most social.

Exploring creative freedom and doodling for fun can be all that is needed to bring people togther.

Our project in Wells is for the supported living tenants of the Aster Group; a housing association for the South and South West.

HOW has been invited to do what they do best and make creativity accessible to everyone.

The clients who attended the group appreciated the safe space to explore ideas.

We are so very thankful to have been given this opportunity to grow our network and connect with people that are so welcoming.

The feedback given was that it was fun and people enjoyed the chatting and singing.

Thank you Aster for enabling us to bring such joy.

Next week, the group will be testing out water colour paints.

Stay connected,

HOW

Featured

– POETRY SLAMING & COMBAT SAD

Poetry slams SAD…

The COMBAT SAD crew welcomed local poet and word genius; Sophie Shepherd who regularly holds poetry slams at Loves Cafe in Weston.

In week 8, the group were given a notebook, some inspiration and examples to put together some words of thier own.

With a relaxed vibe, the group worked on writing for 3 minutes about an intence moment they had had that week.

There were no rules to the imagination used, just a focus on writing whatever came.

Sophie, who also deliveres workshops in schools, then encouraged the attendees to highlight thier 6 favourite sentences, words or quotes from their written piece.

Then with some further prompts, each person used those previous words to reshuffle and make a short spoken word piece

Incorporating the use of words, playing with them and using the as a healthy outlet is one of many skills the COMBAT SAD crew are exploring to lift mood and tackle soical isolation.

This sessions are funded by Big Worle and facilated by community artist Bev g Star and we were thankful to be joined by Sophie.

You can see a poetry slam in action on March 2022:

Weston vs Bristol Poetry Slam

Stay poetic..

HOW

Featured

– CREATIVITY DISCOVERED

HOW CIC and the Creative Discovery crew prepare for an art exhibit

Something has been happening at the Artspace…

Week 8 of 10 saw the Creative Discovery clients have a free art session allowing them to explore whatever medium they felt like working with.

The group came together to start finishing their art projects that will be on exhibit at the Weston Artspace.

Throughout the course, the attendees have had the chance to explore a range of different skills and focusing on how to put them into practice.

Some beautiful artwork has been created and developing creative skills gives people the chance to express in a visual and colourful way whilst showing the world what they are made of.

Everyone is welcome to come and visit the ‘Creativity Discovered’ art exhibit on March 22nd 2022 at 1pm till 2.30pm.

We are thankful to North Somerset Community Learning for helping us make creative skills accessible to those that need it the most.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the exhibition,

HOW

Featured

– KEWARD HOUSE CREATIVE PROJECT LAUNCH

Piolet project #2 with The Aster Foundation..

For the second part of our pilot project in Wells and as part of the social mentorship program with The Aster Foundation; HOW visited clients that live in a supported housing community called Keward House.

The supported living clients have access to a Summer House that we will be based in for our 5 week project.

KEWARD SUMMER HOUSE

We are making use of that Summer house by turning the place into a creative hub that displays art the clients make throughout this journey.

The clients that attended were encouraged to start thier creative journey by making visual art with the materials provided by HOW.

HOW MATERIALS

The materials were laid out and the clients began exploring ideas that we can grow by mark making and mixing media.

Starting with a blank canvas, we looked at the different ideas that we can grow and what ideas we can develop as the project unfolds.

BLANKS CANVAS

Anything was possible and it is our purpose to help people access creativity whilst facilitating social engagement.

Some great art was made and it was a delight to see people unlocking thier creative licenses as they discovered what is possible when you incorporate creativty into everyday life.

ART MADE AT KEWARD HOUSE

We are passionate about humans living thier best possible lives whilst putting into practice the skills they learn along the way.

HOW focuses on getting the community to lead where they would like to take projects.

WALL OF POSITIVITY

It was decided by the clients they would like to work on a mural and expand on a wall drawing of the Glastonbury Tor in our first session.

GLASTONBURY TOR DRAWING

We are very much looking forward to seeing what happens next.

Stay creative….

HOW

Featured

– HUMANS OF WESTON VISIT THE HUMANS OF WELLS

When HOW met HOW…

Since October 2021, Managing Director and community artist; Bev G Star has been part of a mentorship and co-hort program that is being hosted by The Aster Foundation.

Aster are working within their communities to bring organisations, who have something to give, a chance to grow whilst hosting a socially engaging project in that network.

HOW CIC has been invited to host a 5 week piolet project in Wells that focuses on; making creativity accessible to everyone assisting better mental health whilst documenting the importance of having engaging activities for us as humans to connect with.

Aster supports people living in social housing and the first place HOW visited was a community hub to facilate a mixed media workshop for clients that are looking to engage and connect in a creative way.

It was a great success and some of the feedback given was that even just a cup of tea can make someomes day.

We are so thankful to be given the opportunity to be part of a program that has enabled us to grow.

Stay tuned humans…..

It’s going to get colourful.

HOW

Featured

– DO YOGA BREATH WORK TO LIFT YOUR MOOD

COMBAT SAD welcomed Do Yoga..

Gentle breathing can bring you back to the moment.

Having power over your breath is a really good self soothing way to manage stress and anxiety.

DO YOGA LOGO

The COMBAT SAD Crew were blessed with the company of Emma from Do Yoga.

Funded by Big Worle, COMBAT SAD is in its third year of being facilitated by community artist and HOW CIC Director; Bev g Star.

COMBAT SAD WORKSHOP

Emma hosted a gentle talk about the origins of yoga and guided the group through some grounding breathing techniques.

GENTLE SEATED YOGA

The group also explored some gentle seated Yoga that can help us relax and use in our everyday lives.

The aims and goals of these sessions are to create coping mechanisms and skills that enhance our quality of life.

EMMA FROM DO YOGA

We are thankful that we can encourage people to be the best version of themselves and we are full of gratitude to be working with the community.

Stay grounded,

HOW

Featured

– DISCOVERING CREATIVE SKILLS

Developing creative skills is a wonderful way to enhance ourselves…

A group has been meeting at Weston Artspace to explore, develop and enhance social and creative abilities.

Funded by North Somerset Community Learning, the sessions are designed to help people put into practice the creative skills they have.

This week, the session focus was; Scratch Art and the meditative process behind using creativity, was the perfect subject for a rainey Tuesday.

Using creativity as a tool too slow down can be extremely rewarding and is a healthy outlet away from our busy everyday lives that are moving fast.

Everyone who attended the session enjoyed the process, the topic and the safe space that is orchestrated by community artist; bev g star.

Some colourful pieces of work were created and will be exhibited to the public on March 22nd 2022 at Weston Artspace.

We are thankful to be part of this…

Stay colourful,

HOW

Featured

– USING BALANCE TO COMBAT SAD

Finding balance in your everyday life is important..

A session, that is part of the COMBAT SAD course explored the idea of balance and how to assess it in our every day lives, was hosted at Big Worle.

Rachel Stark natural health, wellness biohacker and eduhacker led the group in an activity that used the Yin Yang theory to help us see when we are in or out of balance and how finding balance can help us live a happier life.

The concept describes how contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another.

The group looked at what each side of the symbol can represent and matched up the opposite forces under the Black feminine Yin and the White masculine Yang.

Light against Dark, the Sun with the Moon, Heaven and Earth, as Above as Below, and Fire with Water were all some of the examples that were discussed as principals to look at areas of our lives that need to be balanced to for us to live in harmony.

In-depth conversations were had and everyone received a journal to help keep records of their thoughts, feelings and life events as a helpful tool to empty busy minds, so we are able too process the fast paced incoming knowledge and information we experience everyday.

We were reminded by Rachel that balance is one of the keys to a happy healthy life.

We are not Human doings, we are Human beings.

It was a very gentle session and we are thankful to Big Worle for making this all possible.

Stay balanced,

HOW

Featured

– THE ASTER FOUNDATION AND HOW CIC

Humans Of Weston CIC Director Bev g Star has been undergoing a mentorship program with the Aster Foundation.

Since October, Managing Director of Humans Of Weston and community artist; Bev g Star has been part of a programme for social entrepreneurs that has been enhancing our social innovation, our community network and has helped us find new collaborations.

The Aster Foundation invest in their communities and their future through a range of initiatives.

THE ASTER FOUNDATION

The Aster Foundation also supports Housing First tackle homelessness and their Independent Living Services support and enable independence for older customers by providing solutions to address a range of exclusion challenges.

Bev g Star was invited to join a co-hort; a selection of socially focused organisations that have been connected online to undertake a syllabus that drives to develop innovative and sustainable ways to drive change across our communities, to invest in their future through a range of initiatives that improve life chances and remove barriers.

BEV G STAR MENTORSHOP WITH THE ASTER FOUNDATION

Whilst undergoing this programme, it has assisted HOW to strengthen its Missions, Values and Visions, Aster Inc has helped by hosting a series of workshops and sessions that has enabled us to look at all areas of our business, how we can develop and have been encouraged to assess our ethics so we can grow organically alongside our communities and find our place with what we have to offer.

MISSION, VALUES AND VISION OF HOW CIC

One of the aims and goals of the incubator program is to develop a pilot project for the Aster clients and, in March, HOW will be visiting Wells to host a selection of creative workshops in aid to show how creativity incorporated into the every day lives of the people who network within our communities, can help lift social engagement too tackle social isolation, help people put into practice skills and generally connect with each other.

You can find out more here https://www.aster.co.uk/foundation/inc

We are looking forward to visiting the Humans Of Wells for some creativity..

Stay connected,

HOW

Featured

– DISCOVERING CREATIVITY

Creative Discovery funded by North Somerset Community Learning

For the last 6 weeks, clients on a substance abuse recovery program have been incorporating creativity into thier everyday lives

EXPLORING MANDALAS

These sessions are all about discovery after addiction and how using creativity in it’s many forms can be a great way to focus.

FOCUSING WITH CREATIVITY

This week, the clients explored Mandalas and used thier skills to draw some mindful art.

A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART

Creative Discovery is funded by North Somerset Community Learning who have commissioned local Artist; Bev g Star and community worker Sid Howlett to run a 10 week creative crash course.

MATERIALS FUNDING FROM NSCL

We are thankful to watch people grow as they come together, build a community and use skills to find purpose in life.

MANDALAS BEV G STAR

Stay creative and be mindful of the things you enjoy doing…

HOW

Featured

– WE ARE WITH YOU CREATIVLY

We have been lucky to capture the creative projects that are happening around our town.

Monday 21st of February was the first day of 2022 that we have been able to work back with the Community Rehabilitation course at We Are With You.

MATERIALS PROVIDED BY NSCL

The course that runs for 12 weeks, helps clients who access the service, create structure in their recovery journey aswell as explore ways to lessen substance abuse and addiction.

CLIENTS DISCOVERING NEW SKILLS

Community artist Bev.G.Star and artist Paige B, facilate creative sessions within this group once a week which is funded by North Somerset Community learning.

The first session of 2022 gave the clients a chance to draw and doodle on tshirts.

TSHIRT DOODLES AT W.A.W.Y

Some great doodles were drawn and those who attended the group all benefitted from creativity whilst feeling they have made a contribution.

CREATIVITY IN GROUP

Stay connected humans…

HOW

Featured

– CLAY PLAY AT BIG WORLE

COMBAT SAD explore creativity with Clay.

COMBAT SAD was in its 5th week when the group got to togther too explore clay with Nicky from Magesta Pottery.

The clients who attend the group in aid to lift thier mood and try to find ways to incorporate creativty in to making ourselves feel better, were each given a handful of clay to make a pinch pot, a piece of cloth to put down on the table and a cocktail stick to help indent and decorate with patterns.

Clay worker Nicky, guided the group through a gentle session by using basic skills to make something beautiful.

Examples are shown to the group of what they can achieve with little tools and creative ideas.

Everyone who attended the session felt like they relaxed into the process and enjoyed using thier focus to be in the moment and some great pieces were made.

We thank Big Worle for making community projects like this happen and happy to see people grow in confidence, social skills and as people.

Next week the group will explore the subject of Well-Being.

Look after yourselves…

HOW

Featured

– HOW CIC DONATIONS HELP

We are so thankful to everyone who made a donation in return for our positive affirmation cards.

Last year, the directors of the HOW CIC found a way to raise money to help provide the community with interactive and engaging social projects.

POSTIVE HUMAN CARDS

Positive affirmation cards were made and sold at the last of the Creative Recovery exhibits inspired by the clients that attended the course hosted by That Creative Thingy Wotsit CIC.

AFFIRMATION CARDS AT THE CREATIVE RECOVERY EXHIBITION

These cards can be picked up at Whitecross Clothing: A business on Whitecross Road connecting with local artists to collaborate on projects.

The cards are bring purchased by donations for the Humans CIC community and it has enabled us to purchase a years liability insurance.

HUMAN CARDS AT WHITECROSS CLOTHING

More cards are being made in aid to help provide the community with creative projects they can get involved with.

The idea was a great success and a total amount of £135 has been raised so far.

We are so thankful for the support and encouragement as we have begun to grow.

THANK YOU FOR THE DONATIONS

Stay human….

HOW

Featured

– SELF LOVE AT BIG WORLE

Using self love as a tool, you can lift your mood….

Big Worle are currently funding a socially engaging project with us and community artist; Bev g Star.

Each week a group come togther to discuss ways to improve low mood over the Winter months to COMBAT SAD using creativity as a tool.

COMBAT SAD MATERIALS

These workshop sessions are filled to the brim with ways to develop skills that tackle social isolation so people can connect.

In session 4, the group focused on ways to love themselves and what this can look like.

SELF LOVE IDEAS

We created a wall display at the hub with the suggestions and then went on to make cards for ourselves with kind words and reminders of how important we are as individual unique humans.

SELF LOVE CARDS

Everyone left feeling uplifted and connected after taking some time out, then went home with a celebratory red rose as a symbolic reminder to love ourselves first.

A RED ROSE

We are, as always thankful for the projects that the community engage with.

Love yourselves always,

HOW

Featured

– NATURE AND NURTURING WHILST COMBATING SAD

Community conversations are important and this week the COMBAT SAD Crew explored nature.

Learning a little more about nature was an important session focus and a vital part of the COMBAT SAD course in aid to lift peoples mood and tackle social isolation.

COMBAT SAD SESSION 3

Fully funded by Big Worle, each week, community Artist; Bev g Star uses creativity to enable to explore ways to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder.

POT DECORATING WITH BEV G STAR

Those that met as a group on Thursday evening decorated pots whilst openly discussing together ways to nurture seeds and how nurting them can relate to us humans as we grow.

FEELING THE TEXTURE OF THE SOIL

Shelly Jane, a local community gardener, came to talk with the group about nurturing nature and how its relativant for our human needs as we listened to her share the wisdom she has collected over the years.

PLANTING SEEDS WITH A COMMUNITY GARDENER

We talked about what connecting means to each of us as everyone felt the texture of the soil and we discussed the importance of establishing good healthy roots and what we need to help us thrive.

COMBAT SAD GIFTS

Everyone was granted the time to be seen, be heard and at the end of the session received a gift box that contained a few plant nurturing essentials.

We are so thankful to watch people grow and credit Big Worle on making this all possible.

HOW

Featured

– MEDITATION HELPS COMBAT SAD

Mihalo Meditation at Big Worle for COMBAT SAD

There is something wonderful happening at the Big Worle hub..

A 10 week course called COMBAT SAD is being fully funded by Big Worle.

MIHALO MEDITATION ALTER

Each week a group get together to explore ways to keep our spirits lifted, connect with other people and learn new coping mechanisms for low mood.

COMBAT SAD EXPLORING SONG BOWLS

This week was magic as host and community Artist; Bev g Star welcomed Dawne Hope from Mihalo Meditation to guide the group through a Singing Bowl Meditation.

A GUDED MEDITATION FROM MIHALO

The session Started with Dawne talking of her experiences travelling the world spending time with the Buddhist Monks, the work she does in the recovery network and her journey on the path to enlightenment.

DAWNE FROM MIHALO

The meditative sound journey was transcending and all the attendees relaxed as the group learned that where our energy flows, our manifestations grow.

The session was much needed and everyone felt uplifted and calm after the experience.

COMBAT SAD LISTEN TO A MEDITATION

Dawne was excellent at sharing her knowledge and we were so pleased to have her guide the group through this practice.

At COMBAT SAD this week, connections were made, new skills were shared and people were uplifted….

MEDITATION KITS

Everyone who attended the session was gifted a Happy Meditation Kit that contained; Incense sticks, Earthing River Rocks, Bath Salts, A Candle, Herbal Tea and a few other goodies.

We hope everyone takes the time out to rest and look after their selves.

HOW

Featured

– HUMANS ON THE RADIO

Humans are back with Wave Community Radio for 2022….

Back in June 2021, the Humans of Weston joined forces with Wave Community Radio.

Launching with the idea to make conversations with the community, the HOW show fixed a weekly Sunday show going live at 5 to shine light on the humans that can be found around the magical town of Weston-super-Mare.

Director of the Human CIC, Bev g Star alongside radio show producer Harii Bo made a safe sounding show with good music and great community conversation.

Since the show started, 25 humans from Weston’s community have appeared on the show to talk about their organisations, their love of the town and what they contribute the growing town.

The Mayor of Weston, Deadly MC, A Tenpenny Fool, local writer Alistair Todd were amongst the artists, musicians and every day community members that appeared on the show.

The last show aired in 2021 was with a live chat with James Willis-Boden, a local town representative that talked about his own contribution plus his involvement with the Fridge of Free food in the Sovereign Centre.