Creative Options Wednesday 11th November 2020 Quiz Answers
6. Please turn over
7. Demi Moore
8. Unchained Melody
10. Marcus Rashford
11. Joe Biden
This week in the Good Mental Health Festival we are focused on DANCE!
Friday a live streamed dance show! 8pm
Sunday at 11am a Flamenco workshop to stamp away the blues :)
Dance show 8pm 2nd Oct
FB event click here Youtube video click here
Flamenco workshop 11am 4th
Sign up for Zoom link click here
Never Give Up Hope!
by Carolyn Barber
"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the
right thing, the dawn will come"
We've now reached another turning point in the Covid 19 pandemic with the re-introduction of further restrictions on close contact with others. So it seems timely to re-visit the idea of psychological resilience, and in particular the principle of hope.
What do we mean by hope? It's about believing in a positive outcome for ourselves, the feeling that events will turn out for the best, anticipating a good change in circumstances, looking forward with confidence. Hope is important when things are not going well, when there's a lot of uncertainty, confusion and negativity.
Hope is the antithesis of despair, but it doesn't mean that everyone should remain 'hopeful' at all times, even in the face of insurmountable difficulties. Hope is not the same as naive unrealism. It's always useful to look at potential pitfalls and risks in a situation, and sometimes face the possibility of failure or disappointment. Challenges and difficulties need to be acknowledged.
But research has shown that people who are hopeful tend to be more psychologically resilient and cope more effectively with obstacles, while more pessimistic individuals tend to shut down. Pessimism often leads to a sense of powerlessness and inability to take action.
So how can we foster hope in ourselves and in others during hard times?
'Ladies that Lunch' at Sir Arthur Lucius Curtis Pub (Weatherspoons) for lunch 2 p.m. tomorrow - Thursday 1st October.
If interested please book using this link (max 6 people)
Please note that there is no Women's meeting the following week as Frances is away on holiday.
We welcome you to come along to our Wellbeing Café which replaces drop in. We are meeting at the Action Church in Warren Crescent, SO16 6AY every Wednesday which will be 10.30am till 2.30pm
It’s for meet and greet, quiz and socialisation and wellbeing. There is also sometimes a creative activity available
Lunch is also available
People cannot come to groups unless they book via. the booking form. It’s on our 'creative options charity banter' or you can click on this link to book your place for Wellbeing Café or any of our other activities.
Please visit our Home page for more information about groups, including online sessions via Zoom
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