Our Open Access Support and Information Service is open to anyone who feels in need of someone to talk to, who wants to meet other people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, or wants to find out more about the range of services we can offer. The service is very informal. You can buy tea, coffee, crisps, and biscuits; listen to the radio/CDs or watch television; or just chat and socialise with other people. It is also a way of finding out about, and using, our other services which include counselling, help with benefits/debt/housing, horticulture/conservation project, etc.. In addition to the informal social support a range of other activities that take place including arts and crafts, music, and one off courses/events. You will find a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at Faulkner Road. The support workers can show you round on your first visit - just come along when it is open, you don’t have to make an appointment or be referred by a social worker or doctor. If you wish, you can phone beforehand so the workers can look out for your arrival or arrange to have a look around before other people arrive. The building itself is a semi- detached house so the several rooms are a friendly size, and there is also a conservatory and garden (where you can smoke – there’s a shelter for wet weather). You can call in on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 12noon and 5pm; on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 11pm; and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12noon to 6pm. There is a women only session held on Friday afternoons between 12-30pm and 3pm facilitated by two female volunteers, however, at the moment we don’t have a date to restart this service although it should be later in October. As well as the opportunity to socialise in a safe and friendly atmosphere there is the opportunity to discuss issues that affect women. Meals are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Wednesday “Eat and Meet” is a cooked meal and on Sunday there is a Sunday dinner - roast, potatoes, and vegetables. Snack food, such as beans on toast or sandwiches, and a cooked meal are
available on Saturday lunchtimes. On all meal days there are vegetarian options. The art/crafts group is on Thursdays, in the morning, between 10am and 12-30pm is the art group. Projects or activities are usually decided by the group themselves and have included, as well as drawing and painting, crafts such as mosaics, candle making, glass painting etc. The group also make props and decorations for the regular social events held at Solihull Mind. In the afternoon between 1pm and 4-30pm there is a music group, although at the moment it isn’t running due to the covid situation. Hopefully, it will be back in October/November. Like the other arts activities you don’t need to have tried it before, it’s an enjoyable and fun way to have a go at something you might not have considered before. A wide variety of styles are played and decided upon by the group members.
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Our Open Access Support and Information Service is open to anyone who feels in need of someone to talk to, who wants to meet other people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, or wants to find out more about the range of services we can offer. The service is very informal. You can buy tea, coffee, crisps, and biscuits; listen to the radio/CDs or watch television; or just chat and socialise with other people. It is also a way of finding out about, and using, our other services which include counselling, help with benefits/debt/housing, horticulture/conservation project, etc.. In addition to the informal social support a range of other activities that take place including arts and crafts, music, and one off courses/events. You will find a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at Faulkner Road. The support workers can show you round on your first visit - just come along when it is open, you don’t have to make an appointment or be referred by a social worker or doctor. If you wish, you can phone beforehand so the workers can look out for your arrival or arrange to have a look around before other people arrive. The building itself is a semi- detached house so the several rooms are a friendly size, and there is also a conservatory and garden (where you can smoke – there’s a shelter for wet weather). You can call in on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 12noon and 5pm; on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to 11pm; and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12noon to 6pm. There is a women only session held on Friday afternoons between 12-30pm and 3pm facilitated by two female volunteers, however, at the moment we don’t have a date to restart this service although it should be later in October. As well as the opportunity to socialise in a safe and friendly atmosphere there is the opportunity to discuss issues that affect women. Meals are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Wednesday “Eat and Meet” is a cooked meal and on Sunday there is a Sunday dinner - roast, potatoes, and vegetables. Snack food, such as beans on toast or sandwiches, and a cooked meal are available on Saturday lunchtimes. On all meal days there are vegetarian options. The art/crafts group is on Thursdays, in the morning, between 10am and 12-30pm is the art group. Projects or activities are usually decided by the group themselves and have included, as well as drawing and painting, crafts such as mosaics, candle making, glass painting etc. The group also make props and decorations for the regular social events held at Solihull Mind. In the afternoon between 1pm and 4-30pm there is a music group, although at the moment it isn’t running due to the covid situation. Hopefully, it will be back in October/November. Like the other arts activities you don’t need to have tried it before, it’s an enjoyable and fun way to have a go at something you might not have considered before. A wide variety of styles are played and decided upon by the group members.
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