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Wellbeing Day 2

NEEDS Wellbeing Day 24th August 2019

Wellbeing class – Build your confidence with this beginner’s class at Aberdeen Sports Village each Tuesday afternoon.

Wellbeing Day 2

Body and Mind Wellbeing Class

Wellbeing class – Build your confidence with this beginner’s class at Aberdeen Sports Village each Tuesday afternoon.

Have you got your Wellbeing Voucher?

Due to the amazing generosity and drive of the charities group at Robert Gordon’s College, NEEDS(Scotland) received a donation of £2500. It was decided that this money should be used to promote wellbeing amongst our group members, carers and volunteers, as we have had so much success with our Wellbeing Days. There are a limited amount of £50 gift vouchers available, one per group member, to be used at The Rosemount Centre in Aberdeen, which has a number of complementary therapies available, such as Reiki, reflexology, massage and Shiatsu.

If you have not requested a voucher yet, please email Irene at [email protected] Vouchers will be available for collection on Monday 5th  November and Monday 3rd December. No more vouchers will be available after this date.

Many thanks once again to all those at Robert Gordon’s College who contributed to this fantastic total.

Mindfulness

September presentation- The role of the physiotherapist in eating disorders

Prior to our sharing session at the September meeting, Sandra Philip-Rafferty, Highly Specialist Physiotherapist with the Adult Outpatient Service in Aberdeen, came along and gave us a very interesting insight on the physiotherapist’s role within the multi-disciplinary team. She highlighted the different ways physiotherapy could be used, such as for relaxation, tension management and breathing, the unity between body and mind, posture correction, exercise management, and the improvement of body image. Body size estimation can also be improved. Sandra took us through what happens when you eat, how food travels physically through the body, and also how food can  sometimes affect the brain with fears causing tension. She also explained topics discussed in groups on body awareness which promote body acceptance, using relaxation, touch/massage, mirrors, mindfulness and enjoying exercise again at an acceptable level. Sandra then discussed the different stages of change when someone is affected by an eating disorder and how service users can be supported through these stages. There was an excellent attendance for Sandra’s presentation which was very informative and well received by everyone. We really appreciate Sandra giving up her free time to come along and speak to us.

Body and Mind Well-being Classes

  • Venue

    Aberdeen Sports Village, Linksfield Rd, Aberdeen AB24 5RU

  • Date and time

    Every Tuesday 3PM – 4PM


Aberdeen Sports Village is now running a Body and Mind Well-being Class every Tuesday between 3PM and 4PM. Cost is £3 per class per person.

For more information, contact reception on 01224 438900.

Aberdeen Body and Mind Well-being classes

Mindfulness

Wellbeing Day 3 success

Here are some photos from our recent Wellbeing Day held at the Inspire Building on the Beach Boulevard.

Workshops were Bodytalk with Francine Dulong from BodyGossip and Laughter Yoga with Helen Spence. Claire from me2you nails created some very stylish nails. Taster complementary therapies were also available including, Shiatsu, massage, reflexology, and reiki.

This was a free event, the result of Albyn School’s winning presentation in their YPI competition resulting in a £3000 donation to NEEDS(Scotland).

The photos include some of the group mimes of situations which help us read, and situations where we feel stressed and uncomfortable.

There are also photos of the timeline we created together of happy and sad events in our lives.

You can also see photos of Helen Spence leading the Laughter Yoga session and an example of Claire’s nail painting skills.

It was a great day, which left everyone very relaxed, chilled and looking forward to the next Wellbeing Day!

Recovery Is Possible

Self help at its best

NEEDS(Scotland) is a self help group. It has been around for 22 years now in one form or another supporting those affected by eating disorders and also carers, friends and families. Many group members have come and gone and appreciated the support they have had.

Over the past few months I have witnessed our group working at its very best with volunteer facilitators, members at all stages of these horrible illnesses and carers too, really showing how self help works. I commend everyone involved for their empathy, their compassion and willingness to help those in need.

Living with an eating disorder is a constant struggle. Our group members understand that more than anyone. Recovery IS possible!

coffee care and share

Support for those caring for adolescents with eating disorders

 

NEEDS(Scotland) have now held two very successful Coffee Care and Share sessions within the Young Peoples’ Department at Royal Cornhill Hospital.

Two volunteer facilitators led the groups, one held in the morning, and one in the evening, to gauge interest in developing a self help group specifically for those caring for youngsters affected by eating disorders. Both groups were very well attended and had very positive dynamics. Everyone contributed in some way, and supported each other.

We hope to repeat these sessions in 2018, and hopefully recruit a couple of carers to lead the sessions along with us. We do understand how scary and difficult it is to cope with a young person challenged by these horrible illnesses, but we also see the benefits of coming together in a safe setting to share and support others in similar situations. If you think you can help, please get in touch with our administrator via our contact form.

Initially we would hope to run Coffee Care and Share sessions, perhaps quarterly, depending on interest and availability of volunteers. Each session lasts for 90 minutes, and is basically an informal coffee and chat. However, we must stress the importance of confidentiality as always. Watch this space for our first 2018 date!

 

Crafts Paint

Arts & Craft Group – 2017 Meeting Dates

NEEDS (Scotland)

North East Eating Disorders Support (Scotland) Reg Charity no SC043640

Arts & Craft Group 2017 dates

  • January 17th
  • February 14th
  • March 14th
  • April 11th

7-9pm

Free admission, refreshments provided. All group members/carers welcome.
You can register on the night.

Crafts Paint

Art Room M5

Rosemount Community Centre Belgrave Terrace Aberdeen AB25 2NS.
Parking available through barrier. Code to exit.

 

Arts and Crafts

Arts & Craft Group Tuesday 11th October 2016

NEEDS

Arts & Craft Group

  • Tuesday 11th October
  • 7-9pm
  • Free Admission
  • All group members and carers welcome

Crafts Paint

Art Room M5

Rosemount Community Centre Belgrave Terrace Aberdeen AB25 2NS