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get2gether’s Wellbeing Wednesdays (get2gether)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Available to all adults with disabilities, living in Edinburgh.

Description

get2gether (SC043027) is a community-led membership charity, based at the Thistle Foundation in Craigmillar, Edinburgh. With over 930 members, 564 (57%) of them live in Edinburgh.

They are working to reduce social isolation and increase resilience, emotional awareness and self-determination of adults with disabilities. These objectives are met through the delivery of in-person and online events, courses, employment and volunteering opportunities.

Membership is free and open to adults with disabilities and learning difficulties.

“Wellbeing Wednesdays” are now a regular feature in their programme in response to deterioration to mental health and loneliness, experienced by adults with disabilities.

As part of this project proposal they will coordinate and implement a hybrid offering of four ‘Wellbeing Wednesday’ activities each month. All activities included in this proposal are in line with two get2gether’s organisational objectives, to reduce social isolation of adults with disabilities and increase emotional awareness of our members.

Proposed activities include:

  • 6x ‘Mindfulness walks’ in person events in partnership with Change Therapy; walks would take place bi-monthly at fully accessible outdoor spaces, such as Duddingston community garden and Portobello prom. Steve Jones who runs these sessions for Change Therapy works with a person-centred Solution Focused integrative approach, implementing models of mindfulness therapy to support the wellbeing of people with disabilities.
  • 12x ‘Monthly LGBT spaces’, which will include everything from ‘Coming out event’ to ‘Being Trans’ as well as working with LGBT Health & Wellbeing to create pathways for our members to engage with the wider LGBT community,
  • 6x ‘Seated exercise’ – led by a get2gether member with lived experience of a disability, both in person and online,
    Developing ‘Men’s (mental) health’, led by people with a lived experience of a disability, both in person and online.

Most of the in person events will be delivered out and about Edinburgh, in all different communities where get2gether members live, using mainstream/public venues and outdoor spaces, available to all. They will also be utilising rooms at the Thistle Foundation’s Centre for Wellbeing, where get2gether office is based.

They are open to work with other organisations and projects from EVOC’s community commissioning and co-deliver more activities that would enhance ‘Wellbeing Wednesdays’ offer. This offer will be available to all adults with disabilities, living in Edinburgh.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

  • Free

Location information

  • Public Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Contact Details

Rosy

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Types of support on offer:

Drop-in
Information and advice
Online
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Anxiety
Bereavement and grief
Complex needs
Depression
Healthy living
Isolation
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness
Long term conditions/disabilities
Low mood
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence
Stress
Trauma

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