Richmond Fellowship Workshops and Courses – September 2016

The following information has been provided to us by the Richmond Fellowship:

Cannock College the Green Cannock Staffs WS11 1UE

Taster Sessions

  • Tuesday 6th September 1pm-3pm Floristry with Sue Lennard
  • Wednesday 7th September 10am-12pm Holistic Therapy with Fran Jackson
  • Thursday 8th September 10am-12pm Creative Arts Tutor TBC
  • Friday 9th September 10am-12pm Introduction to sewing with Claire Garrett
  • Monday 12th September 10am-12pm Photo Montage with Hazel Pitt

Each course needs six people to attend for it to be able to continue. Places are limited so it is done on a first come first serve basis.

Pottery Course – St John’s Church, Weston Road, Safford

Run by Tracy

12 Weeks Course-1.30pm-3.30pm

12 sessions can be completed with a break in between. Once all 12 sessions have been completed you can not participate again

Course covers beginners and basic pottery

(All Course materials provided)

Self Injury Support Group @ St Johns House Weston Road Stafford ST16 3ZR

  • 13th September Drop in
  • 27th September full session with Stacy Raymen

This group will be person centred with an open approach where you decide the flow of the group.

Contact Laura Sadler for further information on 01785 227020

Hearing Voices Support Group @ St John’s House Weston Road Stafford ST16 3RZ


  • 6th September

  • 20th September

Our support group is open to anyone who is a voice hearer. The group is run in a safe place and facilitated by a member of staff, although we do not hear voices ourselves we have all been trained on the subject and are very open and willing to learn from you. The group is Private and Confidential and what is “Said in the Room Stays in the Room”. We currently have three members and we would love to see more of you coming to the group. Please ask your Link Worker if you are interested in this and need more advice.

WEA Courses at Lea Hall in Rugeley

Contact them direct for Up to date information “Lea Hall Social Club Sandy Lane Rugeley Staffs WS15 2LB 01889 582799”

We also have current opportunities at both Upper Moreton Farm and The Kingswood Trust – Please call for details and to book a place.

Both offer an extensive range of outdoor activities including: animal care, growing fruit and vegetables to use in a range of cookery courses, animal conservation, orchard management, building and woodwork skills, animal assisted therapy, walks for wellbeing, photography, seasonal crafts and events. Transport can be arranged to Upper Moreton Farm for a small cost and you would need to bring a packed lunch. Kingswood Trust offer free transport from a central pickup and lunch is included.

We also have groups run by volunteers at our Weston Road Office

Creative Colouring is run by Kevin – Monday 11.00am – 1.00pm

Come along to a very relaxing group, where you can participate in Adult colouring, socialise with fellow service users in a safe environment and enjoy a nice cuppa

Knit and Natter is run by Alison –Wednesday 1pm-3pm

Come along to our knitting group, no previous experience required. In fact you don’t even have to knit. You can have a drink and a chat in a friendly safe environment and make new friends.

Music Group is run by Richard and Vicky – Friday 10.30am – 12.00pm

Come along to our music group for a lively fun few hours. Join in with our songs, which are themed each week on different areas of Recovery (You don’t have to be able to sing to join in Have fun playing an instrument and listening to Richard on his guitar. Have a chat and a drink in a safe fun environment and make new friends.

You do not need to bring anything to the groups as all materials are provided. You simply pay 50p for as many drinks as you would like.

We also offer a wide range of different Peer Support groups that run in various locations across South Staffordshire – Please contact the office on 01785 227020 for further details and times. Please call to register on any of the courses or speak with a Link Worker.

Watch this space!! We are currently developing new courses and activities to include: walking groups, leisure activities and art.

We are always looking for new ideas to extend our current program of activities. If you don’t find something of interest then please advice a staff member, we will, where possible look to accommodate other interests that support wellbeing and recovery.