Open Opportunities

Open Opportunities is a community group, supported by Bath Mind and Virgin Care Community Links team, for anyone who wants help to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

Open Opportunities members support each other within a relaxed, social environment every Monday 11am-2.00pm at the Manvers Street Open House, Bath. The focus is on taking small steps towards recovery, social interaction and activities of interest to the group.

There is a small charge of 2.50 each week. On the first Monday of each month there will be an opportunity for members to cook and eat together. Lunch will cost 4 (which includes the 2.50 above).

If there is a specific aim that you want to achieve staff and volunteers will work with you to plan a way forward.

Friends in Need

Friends in Need is a Bath Mind informal support group for adults with depression and anxiety. It is a way of meeting with others who understand. Belonging to the group helps you to connect, engage and recover. You can join the weekly Wednesday group, who meet in Manvers Street cafe from 12-2pm, or the fortnightly Monday evening group, who either meet in a cafe or choose an activity (bowling, badminton, a walk, cinema visit etc).

Stitch Friday

This creative group of up to 12 participants work on textiles to create beautiful pieces of work, socialise and improve their wellbeing. Begineers onwards can learn about working with felt, silk embroidery, learn new stitches and much more, having fun with textiles. Expert tutor Jill Perry, assisted by a volunteers and support worker, is on hand to teach you the skills to be confident with your craft and help you experiment. Stitch Friday is held weekly at the Bubble community room, 4/5 Chapel Court, St. John's Foundation, Bath 10.30am-12.30

Sept 2017 -There is currently a waiting list for Stitch Friday. If you are interested in general crafts (card making etc) there is also the 'Get Creative' crafts for wellbeing group who meet each Tuesday 2-4pm at Odd Down Community Centre. Contact the Virgin Care Community Links team for further information 01225831411  


To join Open Opportunities, Friends in Need or Stitch Friday contact:

Max Webster, Bath Mind, telephone 01225 316367  or 07495579251 (please note this is a work mobile so will only be answered when Max is working)





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