ART CLASSES in Sherborne for adults who are currently experiencing mental health challenges.
Rural Remedies recognises that the Covid 19 pandemic has had a lasting impact on young people. We aim to support you in becoming the young person you want to be.
We offer 1-1 and small group sessions for children aged 9 to 13 using animal-based therapy and the outdoor environment.
Why is it easy to ask for help when struggling with a physical challenge but hard to reach out for support when your well-being and mental health decline? We may miss the signs our bodies and brains send us. Do you feel sad, angry, or lonely? Do you find it hard to get to sleep, wake in the night or sleep more than before? Do you find it difficult to concentrate, get headaches or has your appetite changed? Do you no longer want to socialise with friends and family? Is your behaviour getting you in trouble or putting you or others at risk of harm? Do you feel these difficulties were triggered by Covid 19 pandemic or heightened during lockdown? If this is you, It is time to say I am not ok, remembering its ok to struggle. What is not ok is hiding your worries and not looking after your mental health.
My name is Claire, I started supporting children and young people in 1998. I have worked with children of all ages and in various settings. Evidence has shown us that time spent in rural spaces with animals and nature can help improve how we feel, reduce feelings of stress and anger, and improve self-esteem through a sense of belonging, community, and achievement (Mind,2023). I will with the help of the animals work and walk alongside you at a pace that you feel comfortable with and help you implement strategies to get you back to the young person you want to be.
What to expect when you are here:
- To be heard, your voice matters. We want to know what you think and feel so we know how to support you.
- To belong, you will be welcomed to The Future Roots community
- To build resilience through problem-solving and achievements
- To develop self-regulation and support strategies to help you understand and manage your emotions.
- To have fun and forget your worries for a while
- To be in a natural environment
- To spend time with large and small animals
For more information, please ring or email.
Future Roots, Rylands Farm, Boyshill Drove, Holnest, Sherborne, Dorset
Tel: 01963 210703
Upcoming courses in Sherborne at Digby Hall
Living Well Art for Relaxation
Living Well Art for Relaxation, which is listed below from Skills & Learning, is free to support those with mild to moderate to anxiety and has lots of discussion and tips for wellbeing in it.
Arts & Crafts
Papercraft: Making Calendars and Cards (8 weeks)
From Tuesday 26th September
1:30pm to 3pm
Introduction to Painting Watercolours (8 weeks)
From Thursday 28th September
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Painting the Painter: People
Saturday 16th September (3 weeks)
10:00am to 12:30pm
From Thursday 28th September (8 weeks)
1:00pm to 3:00pm
LivingWell: Art for Relaxation (6 weeks)
From Thursday 2nd November
10:00am to 12:00pm
Creative Writing Beginners: Developing Your First Novel
From Monday 25th September (8 weeks)
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Discover Psychology (6 weeks)
From Thursday 14th September
10:00am to 12:00pm
English - Starting Monday 11th September
Everyday ESOL (13 weeks) - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Improve your English (13 weeks) - 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Enrol from 19th June!
Call us: 01202 123444
There is a 50% discount on the paying courses for those with a social prescription or on Carers Allowance or Attendance Allowance or many other income related benefits. Information is here: Finance - Skills & Learning Adult Community Education (skillsandlearningace.com)