Wellbeing

If you look up wellbeing in the dictionary it says

‘the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy’.

Sometimes we all need to pay more attention to our own wellbeing, especially when we’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed. At GL11 we feel it is important for everyone to aim for that state of comfortableness. There are several ways we can work towards this and we know that everybody’s path is different.

Your Way to Wellness

Your Way to Wellness aims to help you focus on personal health and wellbeing. Our keyworker, Marion, can help you find activities to suit you, or support in the right area, with an aim to get you feeling back on track and a healthier happier version of yourself. Maybe that means helping you find voluntary or paid work; offering support for housing and benefits issues; taking up a new form of exercise; meeting new people with similar interests to yourself.

To find out more, read our leaflet or contact our keyworker Marion Lloyd on 01453 548530.

“I went to the doctor’s to get a letter about me not driving any more, and me still wanting to. The GP said, “I’ve got a man who can help you with that and more,” and since then he has helped me with so many things. I don’t know what I would have done. I have my driving licence sorted, I have got help with caring for my husband and I even have a new circle of friends.”

Gill, Your Way to Wellness participant

What can I do to help improve my wellbeing?

  • Have a 1-2-1 Session

    Make use of 1-2-1 support session with Marion and, together, decide on your next steps.

  • Useful Courses

    Come along to some of our various courses on wellbeing topics like diabetes, parenting advice or confidence building.

  • Start an Activity

    Try some of our drop-in activities and sessions listed below.

Seated Yoga

These classes, seated on chairs, are designed for people who may find traditional yoga classes unsuitable because of impaired mobility, or who simply enjoy a gentle, meditative class. I encourage people to take the movements and intensity at their own pace, adapting where needed.

Mondays, 10.30-11.30am – £1 optional donation requested by and for us at GL11 to help benefit and sustain the Hub.

Expressive Writing

This course is back by popular demand, having been much loved by many attendees last term!

Learn the art of expressive writing. It is personal and emotional writing without regard to form or other writing conventions, like spelling, punctuation, and verb agreement. It literally comes from our core.

Tuesdays, 2-4pm – Free

Starts 18th September – Running for 10 weeks during term-time

Doing Diabetes Better

Join our qualified dietitian for this relaxed informative session for pre-diabetics and Type 2 diabetics.

Last Thursday of each month, 6-8pm – Free

Re-starts on Thursday 27th September

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

Learn to cope better with stress, anxiety and difficulty and live well. Why not try a free taster session on Wednesday 26th September, 7-8pm?

Booking essential.

8 week course begins on Wednesday 10th October, 7-9pm (plus one full day session on Sunday 18th November)

Focused Cafe

Have you or someone you know been affected by alcohol or drug use? Drop in to our cafe for relaxed support and a cuppa. Run in conjunction with Emerging Futures.

Thursdays, 3-5pm – Free

Arts, Crafts and Textiles

Take a look at our range of crafty activities here which many people find help improve their wellbeing.

Invisible Illnesses Group

Share your experiences of invisible illness (such as depression, fibromyalgia, M.E. arthritis etc) in a supportive, small group space. Each week there are different arts and crafts on offer as well as puzzles and quizzes. Everything is optional, so if you just fancy a cuppa and a chat then please don’t be wary of popping in.

Mondays, 1-3pm – £2

Monday, Mind and Me

An opportunity to explore living with anxiety or depression alongside some tools and ideas about how to improve wellbeing, including a creative art session.

Mondays, 10am-2pm, with half hour break in the middle. Starts Monday 24th September and runs for 6 weeks, plus two follow up sessions on November 12th and 26th. Booking essential.

Walking Group

Explore Cam, Dursley and surrounding areas with like minded people while getting some gentle exercise. We have dedicated group leaders who know the way and are not afraid of most English weather! Just drop by on a Monday morning if you fancy joining.

Monday, 10am-12noon – £1

Mindfulness Meditation

Learn simple, yet effective, relaxation techniques to use in every day life to help you manage a busy lifestyle, stress or anxiety.

Mondays, 11.30am-12.30 – £1 donation

Music and Singing

It is said that both playing an instrument and singing can help improve your wellbeing in many different ways. So why not join our GL11 Voices Choir, or take up the ukulele? Take a look at our activities page for more information.

Hearing Aid Clinic

A free monthly service run and provided by Gloucester Deaf Association which offers free cleaning and re-tubing of your hearing aids.

Times and dates may vary and booking is essential. Please contact Gloucester Deaf Association on 01452 372999 to book an appointment.

Feel-Good Yoga

Join Amy, from Birdwings Yoga, in a joyful style of flowing yoga, with a focus on practising a mindful, compassionate awareness of the body.  This includes understanding that everyone’s body is unique and that people feel yoga poses in different ways.

Thursdays, 6-7pm AND 7.15-8.15pm

Fridays, 9.30-10.30am

£7.50 per class for flexible block booking of 4 classes (£30 for 4 classes), or £9 for a single class