Saturday 27th May 2023
Vulcan Park, Workington
11am - 4pm
Our popular Reach Out event focuses on mental health awareness, support and guidance, with a lot of fun mixed in.
This event will bring together businesses, charities, organisations and individuals who all have something to offer in terms of mental health awareness and help, support and guidance.
In 2022, we hosted a number of free workshops and activities with a focus on improving health and well-being. This year, it's going to be bigger and better with the help of our local NHS services who are involved in bringing more services and organisations to Reach Out!
SUPPORT & ADVICE
British Liver Trust
30 minute introduction to the British Liver Trust and looking after the liver, raising awareness of the 3 preventable risk factors.
Happy Mums Foundation
A support group for pregnant and postnatal women to aid in their mental health and wellbeing.
NHS Personalised Care Team
Tuschem Ltd (in association with Seaton Pharmacy & Community Pharmacy Cumbria)
Find out about services available via the pharmacy and how we may be able to help you without seeing a GP.
Join Helen for some hints and tips on how to keep tasty dishes healthy. Helen will be making meals using ingredients grown in her garden and there may also be some tasters!
West Cumbria Carers (Carer Support West Cumbria)
Carer support West Cumbria supports unpaid carers from the age of 5 upwards to improve their quality of life. We believe that unpaid carers should have access to services to support them in their caring role. We also recognise the contribution carers make to society.
Vulcan Park Bowling Club
Always fancied giving bowling a try? Pop over to our event for a free taster session!
Workington Leisure Centre
Leisure Centre will be bringing: spinning bike, rowing machine, along with 2 fitness instructors to run some fitness challenges. Giveaways: bottles, shaker bottles, towels, leaflets, vouchers for the Hungry Caterpillar, Key 2 and the Leisure Centre.
Pet Encounter Cumbria - Pet Therapy
Animals offer a unique escape of day-to-day stress and worry, with their individual charm and personalities. From cuddling a cute bunny to holding a boa constrictor each animal offers their own ability to reduce stress and anxiety.
Grow Well - Garden Therapy
Enjoy some garden therapy with Grow Well in their garden in Vulcan Park. Help them tend to their plants and see if you can spot any pollinators in their wildflower area.
Allerdale Autism Support
Cumbria Safe Haven - free mental health service in Cumbria providing one-to-one support and community drop-in sessions.
Andy's Man Club
Together We is a Community Interest Company in West Cumbria that aims to empower people to take control of their own physical and mental health and their overall wellbeing. Drawing and Talking is a safe and gentle therapeutic approach, which provides an effective way for both children and adults to process emotional pain or trauma they may be experiencing.
Visit their stall from 11.30-1.30pm for a talking and drawing therapy session.
Police - PCSO
Workington Green Community Hub activities: Planting/Creative Arts and enjoying the benefits of the outdoors.
10 minute planting workshops throughout the day -they will bring equipment and materials.
Cumbria CVS will be promoting their 'Step Forward into Volunteering & Employment' Project, which specifically supports people with severe mental health experiences in a holistic way.
We have a fantastic workshop lineup, with something for everyone!
11:30am - 12:15pm - Menopause Talk with Debbie Adair from the NHS Personalised Care Team. NO NEED TO BOOK!
Debbie will draw on her own experience of the menopause and give support and guidance on how you can learn to live with it and lots of self help advice. The last time Debbie did one of her talks on menopause there was an audience of 100+ women. Not to be missed.
12:30pm - 1:15pm - Mindful Guru - BOOK NOW BELOW!
Mindfulness and Meditation for Children and Adults
Session 'The Kind Calm Mind' - This session is aimed to help calm your mind as an adult and as a child, creating peaceful mindful activities to restore some calmness. We will look into ways to share kindness to others and using Mindfulness as a practice to help be more present, more kind and more at peace with the fast pace of the modern world. Come with an open mind and a warm heart.
1:30pm - 2:00pm - Soulwork Studio - BOOK NOW BELOW!
Crystal Bowls - A 30-minute session of silence and sound, during which you will be bathed in the vibrational resolves of crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, hangman drum, wind chime and bells to recalibrate your mind and soul. Please bring with you a yoga mat, blanket, and perhaps a cushion/pillow for absolute relaxation and comfort.
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Soulwork Studio - BOOK NOW BELOW!
Yoga for Adults - Simone will be guiding adults through a gentle moving Hatha yoga practice, which encourages you to journey within. Suitable for complete beginners, or those who already enjoy soft practice.
Please bring with you a yoga mat and perhaps a blanket for the meditation at the end. Also bring water/juice for refreshment.
3.15pm - 4pm - Qui Gong - BOOK NOW BELOW!
Join Etienne from Together We for a Qui Gong session.
Qui Gong involves using exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being.
Please bring with you a yoga mat and water/juice for refreshment.
OTHER EVENT AREAS
11:30am - 12:15pm - Helen's Herbs healthy cooking demo
1:00pm - 1:45pm - Helen's Herbs healthy cooking demo
2:30pm - 3:15pm - Helen's Herbs healthy cooking demo
11am-4pm - Free Bowling taster sessions. No need to book, just turn up. Trainers/flat shoes to be worn