All of us have a need for privacy, to have downtime to reflect on our lives and how we might do things differently. When we lead hectic, fast paced, demanding lives it’s easy to forget to look after ourselves.
Our busy lifestyles, juggling work and home life, don’t always give us a chance to slow down, stop what we’re doing, step back and spend time by ourselves. When we don’t take time out to meet the need for privacy we are more likely to become stressed. When we become stressed it is harder to think clearly about changes we want to make in our lives, and make decisions which benefit our wellbeing.
Join us for our monthly evening talk with Ezra Hewing on Thursday October 19th 'Finding Privacy in a Demanding World'.
Mondays - 10.00am to 12.00 noon
Join our community to make 2018 poppies to commemorate Armistice Day 11th November 2018. An opportunity to participate in a wonderful exhibition honouring and acknowledging the sacrifice made by the community. Drop in and knit, sew, crochet, the poppies, all materials provided.
Mondays - 10.30am to 12.00noon
Sporting Memories is a new project rolling out in Suffolk, bringing together anyone over the age of 50 to talk about sport and their recollections of great sporting occasions. There will be photo’s, film, games, quizzes and memorabilia to reminiscence over while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee. Free activity.
Colouring group - Mondays between 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Our adult colouring group is the ideal place to indulge your creative side. Learn about the heritage of the building too by colouring in images all linked to Quay Place. One of our volunteers Judy will be part of the group too so can help advise and encourage if you are new to colouring. A great opportunity to meet new people and chat while colouring! All pencils and templates provided.
The group is free to join and will meet between 2.00-4.00pm on Monday afternoons. Pre-booking not required just come along if and when you can.
Mondays - Beginner level class 6.15pm
The Monday class will be a mix of flowing sequences to warm the body and awareness of breath, to hold poses/stretches which will encourage flexibility and balance and tone the body. Laughter is encouraged and don’t worry there will be no chanting or headstands. We will close on a guided relaxation to quiet the mind and release stress.
Tuesdays 3.00 pm - 7.30 pm.
30-minute appointments, one-to-one setting, set fee £15.
Ideal for those with limited time and/or resources, and particularly suited to those suffering with stress, anxiety and depression who feel overwhelmed or intimidated by talking therapies, but feel ready to make a positive change..
NEW Craft Group - Wednesdays - 1.00-3.00pm
Monday 23rd October - 27th October -, 1.00-4.00pm
Come and be a Quay Place explorer! Lots of great Autumn themed activities for children of all ages,.
Have fun making shapes with our sensory playdough, enjoy leaf and brass rubbing, explore the use of colours with stick weaving and lots more. The activities are all free to join, all welcome. You will also have the opportunity to join our Quay Place Explorer Club!
Free Acupuncture Taster - Tuesday 31st October 2.00-6.00pm
30-minute appointments, no pressure or obligation.
Acupuncture is not only appropriate for management of pain and medical conditions, it is also a very effective treatment for stress and works very well when incorporated into your self-care regime. A monthly ‘top up’ would go a long way to boost your mental as well as physical wellbeing- why wouldn’t you give yourself this gift?
Monthly from Friday 3rd November - 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Join us for our storytelling event that will help promote a good routine at bedtime to encourage high quality sleep for your children.
Bedtime hour will be based around stories that promote wellbeing, will encourage bonding and communication and promote the importance and advantages of sharing stories with children. We shall end the session with relaxation breathing techniques.
Parents will be given a handout to take home with information about improving sleep, for all the family will be provided for children taking part.
This is a free activity. We will provide a comfy setting with beanbags and blankets and children will be offered hot chocolate and biscuits
Thursday 9th November - 5.30-7.30pm
A free taster session offering the opportunity to gain more information, ask questions and experience a taste of guided experiential mindfulness practices.
The taster is a great way to gain more insight into mindfulness, there is an option to learn more with the 8 week training course later in the month.