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The Isle of Wight Council Adult Community Learning Service (ACL) supports opportunities for Adults aged 19+ to develop new interests, skills or just have fun.
What we do: Typically our clients are men and women who are struggling to come to terms with one or more life-shocks. This could be cancer or other major illness, bereavement, job loss, divorce / break-up, and other types of losses. We help by equipping them with the right information and tools to work through the emotional impact of their traumatic experiences. In this way, they are able to face their grief, let go of any emotional pain limiting them, and regain a sense of wellbeing. For those who want to support children through grief, we offer a specially-designed 6-week course (see below). We also provide bespoke ‘Emotional First Aid’ training for HR staff, managers and other professionals who want to give the right support to any employees who have experienced a significant loss. Support With Life-Changing Events: Helping Children Deal with Loss Workshop – experiential training designed to help you support children through the ups and downs of life. Events such as moving house, pet loss and death of a grandparent are some of the first losses children can experience. This programme is aimed at parents, teachers, youth workers and other professionals who work with or care […]
The objectives of the Mind the Gap course are to change the way people think about themselves so they no longer think about committing suicide, or think they are not worthy of living the life they deserve having been told for many years repeatedly how useless they are, how worthless they are, how they will never be able to survive on their own, how nobody else will ever love them.
Butterflies Bereavement Support was founded by a group of people who had experienced bereavement and loss and who have used their skills and experience to ensure that all people have full access to a specialist bereavement support network at the time of need for their family and friends.
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Sandy has been practicing yoga for more than 40 years. She is a FRYOG trained yoga teacher holding weekly yoga classes in Newport on the Isle of Wight.
Green Light offers full day sessions and half day sessions. Aimed at vulnerable teenagers and adults.
The Way Forward Programme works with adults and young people from 12 years of age to retirement who have a learning or physical disability, people on the autistic spectrum and people suffering from mental health conditions providing services 7 days a week and every evening.
A new website has been launched called A to Z to Me to help people find companies offering home delivery in the area they live.
17b River Way, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 5UY, UK
Living is an Activities and Training Centre for people with a disability living on the Isle of Wight. Our experienced team work with our members to provide sessions that support learning, confidence building,improve social skills,community integration and a platform for creative expression, all in an accessible environment at the heart of the community’s Riverside Centre.
Age UK Isle of Wight – Active Minds Social Clubs Keeping your mind active with our three friendly and inclusive social groups
The Age Friendly Island programme is an Ageing Better partnership funded by The National Lottery Community Fund aiming to make the Isle of Wight a great place to grow older, encourage better relations between generations, and tackle social isolation and loneliness.
The award winning Good Neighbour Scheme is a cornerstone of our services and provides vital assistance, friendship and reliable support for local older people who have no one else to turn to. The Good Neighbour Scheme has over 650 volunteers working within every community on the Isle of Wight. These volunteers provide low-level support, helping with tasks such as: Befriending and visiting those who feel lonely or isolated. Outings or shopping. Transport to medical appointments. Walking your dog. Help with small tasks in the home. Letter writing or help with paperwork. Choosing, collecting and returning library books. Specialised support for the older LGBT community, working towards an inclusive Island. Confidential support for those suffering domestic abuse. Regaining confidence after illness or bereavement. Provide information on other services to improve health and wellbeing. For outings and transport requests a small mileage fee will be payable to cover expenses.
Age UK Isle of Wight is a local, independent charity that exists to work with, and for, all people aged 50 years and over on the Isle of Wight. Our services help people to improve their quality of life, whatever their circumstances. We can help you, or someone you care about, to stay happy, healthy and connected.
Support Services – Addiction – Addictions Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died. Local Group Meets Newport: Monday evening at 7.30pm. (see map below) 102 Carisbrooke Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1DB (Must be 18 or over to attend this meeting due to venue restrictions.) (No disabled access.) Shanklin: Wednesday at 7.45pm. Arthur Webster Clinic, 35 Languard Manor Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, PO37 7HZ (see map below) (Entrance at rear of building) (Disabled access.) Unfortunately, the national centre cannot provide local contact information for the above groups to third parties for confidential reasons. They suggest that the individual contacts them on 020 7403 0888 (10am-10pm), and one of their volunteers will be able to provide a contact number for the groups.
Support Services – Addiction – Addictions The way we work is very simple – it is one alcoholic talking to another – if you want to contact us – either because you want help with your drinking problem or because you are professionally interested in the work we do – please feel free to get in touch. Various venues across the Island. Please visit the website link to find your locality.
An Alzheimer Café is a form of group support for people with Dementia, their families and friends. Its purpose is to provide psychological education about Dementia in a café style setting and create opportunities for people to ‘stay connected’ with each other. Venues & Times: COWES- 2nd Wednesday monthly 2- 4.30pm The Methodist Church, Birmingham Rod, Cowes, PO317BH NEWPORT- Last Thursday monthly 6pm-8.30pm St John’s Church Hall Nodehill Newport PO30 1EQ – see main map RYDE – 1st Friday monthly 11.30am-2pm All Saints Church, Queens Road, Ryde PO33 3BG TOTLAND – 3rd Wednesday monthly 2-4.30pm St Saviour’s Holy Family Centre, Weston Lane PO39 0HE SANDOWN – 4th Wednesday of the month 2pm — 4pm, The Broadway Centre, 1 Broadway, Sandown, PO36 9GG VENTNOR- 1st Wednesday monthly 6.00 – 8.30pm The Green Room, 1 Salisbury Gdns, Dudley Road, Ventnor PO381EJ ACE 7 – An Alzheimer Café for younger people with early onset dementia and their carers. Meet every two weeks 10.30-12.30pm The Riverside Centre, The Quay, Newport, PO302DR