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What is the Wellbeing Service?

The Wellbeing service offers a range of groups and activities for people that are struggling with their mental health. 

This consists of structured courses with a recovery focus and wellbeing activities, offered face to face and online. 

Face to face groups are based at Mind in Bradford and other external venues as part of our ongoing partnership work. 

Who runs the groups?

The Wellbeing Service is delivered by a team of Wellbeing Practitioners.

Meet the team

Who is it for?

Anyone aged 18+ who lives in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or Craven area and feels in need of support. You don’t need a formal diagnosis or referral to access the Wellbeing Service and there is no *cost for any of the groups.

*Mixed Ability Football is £2 per session

What groups do you have on which days?

Check out our wellbeing calendar to see what’s on this week or scroll down to read about the different groups we have on offer in more detail.

What’s on

How do I access the Wellbeing Service?

How do I access the Wellbeing Service?

To attend our Wellbeing groups, you will need to register with Mind in Bradford.  

How to register 

  • Call us on 01274 730815 or email us at [email protected] and request a registration form for the Wellbeing service. 
  •  Complete the registration form and return to the above email or by post. 

What happens next?

  • Once your registration form has been processed (current waiting time 4-6 weeks) you will receive a call to book a 1:1 induction with a practitioner. 
  • The 1:1 induction is a relaxed, informal session to explain the groups and activities we offer. We will ask some questions on what support you feel you need. This is to make sure you are attending the best groups to help support you. 
  • The 1:1 induction should last no longer than 30 minutes and can be offered face to face or by telephone

 

Feedback from our groups

This group is the most warming, caring, considerate group I’ve ever attended.

The groups have been a godsend to me.

A life saver for those with mental health problems.

Our Wellbeing Groups

Wellbeing focused groups

Our wellbeing service allows people to meet up regularly to discuss their feelings, share their experiences of mental health and make new friends in a safe and welcoming environment. Our Wellbeing groups range from creative groups like writing and arts and crafts to exercise and mindfulness activities. 

There is a booking system for all face to face sessions, this helps staff to safely manage numbers and COVID protocols. 

Mind your Mind - ONLINE

Wednesdays 1.00pm – 3.00pm

A dialogue group held online via Zoom

Discussion around mental health and how we as individuals and the world perceives it.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Mixed Zone Social - ONLINE

Fridays 2.30pm – 4.00pm

A mixed group held online via Zoom

A great way to kick off the weekend. A light-hearted session. Involving a quiz, fun and laughter.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Aapki Awaaz

Fridays 2.30pm – 4.00pm

Face-to-face group

An Urdu-speaking peer support group which gives the chance to share experiences and support each other.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Walk and Talk

Mondays 11.30am – 1.00pm / Thursdays 3.00pm – 4.30pm 

Face to Face group

Meeting together at Lister Park twice a week for a casual, social walk and an opportunity to chat with staff and peers.  

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

 

Creative Writing

Mondays 1.00pm – 3.00pm 

Face to Face group

A relaxed group that focuses on organising thoughts, processing emotions, boosting imagination and improving communications though the medium of writing.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Mindfulness and Meditation

Mondays 5.00pm – 6.00pm 

Face to Face group

Practicing the art of Mindfulness and meditation teaches us to be present in the moment. This can reduce stress, anxiety and boost our self-esteem.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

QiGong

Mondays 2.00pm – 3.30pm 

Face to Face group

A series of movement and holding positions whilst controlling breathing. Suitable for all abilities. Any serious illness- may need to consult Doctor.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

 

Yoga

Tuesdays 12.00pm – 1.00pm 

Face to Face group

Yoga can help to reduce stress and eases you into a state of relaxation. Through relaxing your body, controlling your breath and focusing your mind, yoga helps you to soothe the central nervous system.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Tribal Drumming

Tuesdays 5.00pm – 6.00pm 

Face to Face group

Drumming is proven to reduce stress, help with concentration and is a workout without even knowing it!

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Arts and Crafts

Tuesdays 2.30pm – 4.30pm 

Face to Face group

A calm and safe space to enjoy getting crafty! Being creative can help to boost confidence, reduce anxiety and isolation. This group is a great opportunity to socialize, make new friends and allow your imagination to run free.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

 

Mixed Ability Football (Get out Get active)

Tuesdays 4.00pm – 6.00pm 

Face to Face group at Frame 2

A combination of regular 5 a side football and mixed ability football that can improve both physical and mental health.  

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Recovery focused groups

Peer Support groups are online and face to face. They offer a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to feel validated and supported by staff and their peers. These groups can strengthen social connections and reduce isolation.

Our Recovery focused groups have a waiting list system.  

WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan)

Thursdays 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Face to Face group

A structured 12-week programme aimed at helping individuals monitor uncomfortable and distressing feelings and behaviours. A WRAP programme includes creating a personal care plan to help identify triggers and coping strategies to stay well.  

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

WRAP Recovery Support

Wednesdays 4.00pm – 5.30pm (Online via Zoom)

Thursdays 12.00pm – 2.00pm (Face to Face Group)

An opportunity for people completing the 12-week WRAP programme to continue working on their WRAP folder and maintain the WRAP mindset. This includes action planning, supporting each other with current problems and complementary learning sessions. 

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Confidence, Self-esteem and assertiveness

Fridays 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Face to Face group

A 6 week course looking at how these topics affect our mental health. Useful tools to help boost confidence. Exploring boundaries, types of thinking, positive affirmations and values.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Conflict Resolution

Wednesdays 12.00pm – 1.30pm

Face to Face group

 A 6 week course designed to help understand anger and its triggers, to identify warning signs and develop skills to manage and resolve conflict in relationships.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Womens Wellness (Together Women)

Fridays 12.00pm – 2.00pm

Face to Face group @ Carlisle Business Centre

This 6 week course in partnership with Together Women covers issues that affect women in the Bradford area, health, safety, mental and physical wellbeing. It offers a safe environment for women to share their own experiences and build support networks. 

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

Mental Health Recovery Support

Tuesdays 12.00pm – 2.00pm

In partnership with Healthy Lifestyle Solutions and located in Holme Wood

User-led recovery-based learning and support around various Mental Health subjects.

To book onto this group you must be a client, contact [email protected] to book.

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