COMBAT S.A.D WITH BIG WORLE

Big Worle are always doing their bit to lift the spirits of their community…….

Back in 2020 their steering group got together to agree to commission local community artist Bev g Star to host a series of creative workshops to tackle social isolation, well being and low mood around the darker days of the year throughout January until the start of Spring in March.

These sessions were a great success and the course had some wonderful feedback from its first year.

SAD known as Seasonal Affective Disorder effects a high number of people in the UK throughout the winter months where our human bodies receive less sunlight and our moods lower causing depression.

In 2021, due to the pandemic and lockdown the sessions were hosted online with creativity packs being sent out to the attendees to join in the activities which also included techniques to help us all deal and use as coping mechanisms such a Yoga and breathing techniques from Do Yoga, meditations from life coach JP, well being from local resident Rachael Stark amongst others ideas such as combating SAD with poetry and other creative mediums.

The sessions are set to start again and will begin on 20th January and will run over 11 weeks on a Thursday evening up until 31st March.

There are limited places available and people wishing to join in the session should visit the hub or contact; chair@bigworle.org.uk.

We hope you have all had a wonderful start to the new year…..

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