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St Martins Housing Trust strives to address the needs of single homeless people. We offer emergency accommodation, care, support and development to enable everyone to achieve their f full potential and a greater level of independence.
Another new course focussing on mental health and wellbeing, this 10 week programme is based on the 10 areas of the Mental Health Recovery Star, no worries if you've missed the first sessions you can join in now!
Funding for this course came from the Brief Community Fund and the Mental Well Being Fund, thank you so much to those funds for enabling us to provide this course for our members.
This course takes a look at the following areas through discussion and activities, to explore how to get more of what YOU want out of each area:
Managing Mental Health
Physical health and self care
Identity and Self Esteem
Trust and hope
There will be 3 -4 programmes per year exploring these areas in different ways. You are able to join in at any point and as many times as you choose. This is a 'buffet' style programme, you may love some of the tools we show you and may not like others - keep the ones that work for you and leave the rest. I seem to remember a time when curried eggs were often a feature of buffets, some people loved them some people loathed them, but most people tried them at some stage even if they left them on the plate! So, it's the same with this course, if you don't like the curried eggs you don't have to use them in life! :)
MAKE-UP YOUR MIND
It's all about what's new this month at Under 1 Roof. We have 2 new courses : The Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Programme which begins on Thursday 6 July. This is an 8 wk programme offering 2 hour sessions in which meditation practices are followed with discussions around the following themes:
• Stepping out of Auto- Pilot
• Awareness of Body and mind
• Thoughts are not facts
• Allowing and letting go
• Responding v Reacting
• Dealing with the unpleasant and noticing the pleasant
• Mindful communication
• Developing a mindful practice of your own
Hand-outs providing further information on the themes and weekly home practice sheets are available at the end of each session, with a meditation guide C.D for the participants to continue the practice at home.
This programme will feed into the weekly Mindfulness Practice group.
This course is possible due to funding from Healthy Norwich; Health and Wellbeing Innovation Grant. This support is vital to the running of the centre and allows us to provide activities so we can pass on that support to our members.
This is Wayne from the ‘Members Mix Group’; firstly I’d like to say a big thank you to the members that attend and the great input/ideas that are brought forward each meeting. I’m happy to say that one of the ideas that came about, have now had the all clear, a ‘First Aid Course’
It is starting on the 28th July!! It’s a 2hr session run by the Red Cross. There will be one session a month until December, so please get involved.
At this point, I’d also like to thank all the staff that has helped make this possible, you are appreciated.
There are other projects we are working towards too, and as a group,” more heads make easy work”.
So I’m calling out to you..... Yes You!! So come along to the next Members Mix Meeting. Have your say get involved help make a difference.
If that not your thing, but you have something to say, talk to me or write it down. Remember Members Mix is for every member at U1R! This is where we can truly make a difference, not just for tomorrow, or next month...... but for Years to come!!
So let’s all come together and build on something that is already great,
Hope to see you there!
Thanks a lot,
TUES 11 & 25 JULY
Gaze upon my transformation,
For I am your spirit.
See, How although you thought me dead,
I rise again a thousand-fold stronger.
Nature has no fear of me.
For I am immortal and constant,
See my final triumph over hate.
As I blaze, so love prevails.
Men of Evil try to find me,
But are undone,
My unchangeable vision on peace.
A big thank you to Belona who has been running the Press Ahead journalism course at Under-1-Roof for the last two months. Everyone who participated has learnt so much and this newsletter is a direct consequence of all her efforts. If you want to try your hand at writing an article for the newsletter or you have an opinion you want heard then please come and join the editorial team between 11am and 12am every thursday. We need your contributions and enthusiasm.
A literary/art collaboration
By the talented newsletter crew
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CITY TRADERS HELP HOMELESS
A new café "KindaKafe" has opened on Castle Meadow. They source food locally where possible, organically even better, and make vegan/veggie recipes for cakes. They offer a PAY FORWARD scheme, which basically means people can pay for a meal ticket which is then donated to vulnerable people of our City. They are a non-profit organisation so they only charge £2.00 for this facility.
Their adjoining Ethical Shop sells products made by local traders and social enterprises (businesses with social purpose).
The Café is Part of the Missing Kind Charity who aims are to empower people to enable Social Change.
Its good to see that the city traders in Norwich have a social conscience by helping the every increasing homelessness in our fine city. Opening times are 11 til 5 Tuesday to Saturday. Pop in and donate a meal or have a meal.
On one of the hottest days of the year, Gary Butcher, who runs the Ice Cream Parlour on Norwich Market, has offered the homeless free ice creams and bottled water.
The 54-year-old, who is in his fifth season running the stall, said he enjoyed providing for those who are less fortunate.
“In this high peak season, I tend to give our two to three ice creams to those who are homeless,” he said. “I am thinking of distributing vouchers to exchange for the cool, sweet treats.
“In order to avoid dishonest people taking advantage of my free water and ice lollies, it is best to only offer this service occasionally”.
Mr Butcher hopes that his kind gesture will encourage people to think more about helping the needy.
While Mr Butcher’s stall is only open in the summer months, he said he was happy to do his bit during hot periods of weather.
full details of events available here www.norwich.gov.uk/downloads/file/3911/lord_mayors_celebration_programme_of_events
July brings us the Lord Mayors procession. A weekend of free entertainment throughout the city. From the 6th to the 9th of July. There will be plenty for all. Including City Hall will be taken over by acrobats as the Hotel Bordello staff seek to thwart their enemy the dastardly banker in Lost in Translation’s spectacular. BBC Introducing, great supporters of the local music scene, showcase their pick of the most exciting rock bands, indie music and solo artists. The crack of dawn day break disco (£5 a ticket) Get up and get down to this family friendly breakfast disco with Miniscule of Sound DJ’s and Egg Café at Norwich Arts Centre.
11am to 10pm ZIP WIRE £3 a ticket
Rampant Horse street
3pm to 10pm BBC INTRODUCING
Bandstand Rock Indie and solo
Chapelfield gardens bands
1pm COME YEW IN
Castle gardens free outdoor play from
The Common Lot.
3pm & 8pm WATER BALLOON TOSS
St Peters street Knockout water balloon
11 am to 5pm LOST RIVER
Westlegate Tales of the sea in music and dance inside a giant whale
8:30 to 10pm PIRATE PARTY
THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD AS WE THAT OUR LEFT GROW OLD
AGE SHALL NOT WEARY THEM NOR THE YEARS CONDEMN
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
11am to 10pm MAUI WAUI
Chapelfield gardens Folk, Reggae, electro
electro swing and everything in between.
12 to 8pm STREET TUNES AND BEATS
on the streets a feast of musicians
5pm THE LORD MAYORS PROCESSION
st stephens Dancers, acrobats musicians and
to tombland fantastic creations and floats.
7pm -8.45pm TIME MACHINE DISCO
Old school dancers dance extravaganza
10:30 FIREWORKS from the castle