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Courses available for people with personal experience of mental distress, those who access mental health services, their carers/supporters, friends and family, and also for staff members who work alongside people suffering periods of ill health.
Wimborne U3A is a part of the University of the 3rd Age, providing a range of volunteer-led activities to anyone no longer in full-time employment, who lives in Wimborne or the surrounding area.
Verwood U3A offers opportunities for retired and semi-retired people to share learning experiences in a range of activities, pursuing learning and exploration, there are no tests or examinations, just the opportunity for self-fulfilment.
Do you have difficulty dealing with daily stress? Do you lack the energy to last through the day? Do you suffer from poor health and depression? Do you find yourself snapping at people? If so Tai Chi and Chi Kung may be the answer for you, most peoplehave experienced some benefits right away.
The reported changes in individuals who study Tai Chi include:
Enhanced dilation in skin vasculature (younger skin) * Improves facets of physical self-worth and self-esteem * Increases psychological stabilisation (prevents mood swings) * Increased immunity to disease * Self-efficacy (motivation) is enhanced * Decreased blood pressure * Reduced arthritic symptoms * Improves post-operative recovery in cardiac patients
Classes in Bournemouth, Brockenhurst, Corfe Mullen, Eastleigh, Highcliffe, Lymington, New Forest, New Milton, Ringwood, Swanage, Verwood, Wallisdown, Wareham, Weymouth, Wimborne.
Our online service provides the opportunity to:
Create your own Library of resources.
Set goals for yourself.
Join conversations in our online community.
Time for Coffee - POOLE
Fed up? Want to chat? Need to laugh?
Come and join the monthly coffee mornings every last Thursday in the month at
The Lighthouse Cafe,
21 Kingland Rd,
Poole BH15 1UG
Run by our fabulous Pain Service Volunteers.
These are run as a drop in from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Stay for as long or as little as you like.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Time for Coffee - BOURNEMOUTH
Please note the Time for Coffee mornings for Bournemouth are currently on hold.
There will be no meetings in November and December 2019.
VIVO Lounge Support Group:
Meeting up on the third Friday of every month.
23 Weymouth Avenue,
Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat. The group will be facilitated by a volunteer of the community pain service. Any queries please call 01305 814015.
Every first Thursday of the month at
West St, Blandford Forum,
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Please feel free to drop in for a coffee and a chat.
Every fourth Thursday of the month at
Half Moon pub,
Shaftesbury, SP7 8BS
Every second Thursday of the month at
Plume of Feathers,
Half Moon St,
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Would you like phone or online support from a Pain Chain Coach?
A Pain Chain Coach is somebody who has chronic pain and therefore understands the challenge of living with daily pain.
We are very sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to offer any new pain coaches at the moment but will endeavour to get this back up and running as soon as possible.