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Weekly support group sessions- 12th Feb 2021

Are you struggling with your mental health?

Sporting Force will be starting an activity based support group for up to 15 people under current Covid-19 restrictions. We have had confirmation that this is allowed as we are a Charity offering mental health support to Military Veterans. Anyone participating will be expected to wear face masks.
These sessions will be held both in doors at our office in Newton Aycliffe and outdoors at a piece of land we have acquired in Butterknowle, Bishop Auckland.

These sessions will include:
• Group activity based support sessions.
• Use of outdoor space to promote well-being through connecting with nature and animals.
• Horticulture.
• Walk and talk sessions in the Newton Aycliffe area.
Outdoor activities will promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in people suffering from, PTSD, anxiety. depression, traumatic brain injuries, behavioural issues, abuse issues, and many other mental health problems. Walking is one of the most accessible forms of exercise. It’s the perfect way to keep you healthy, active and reduce your chances of getting sick and it doesn’t cost you a penny. Getting out into nature and going for a walk is also great for your mental wellbeing. We have some land which we are keen for veterans to get involved in some of the work we intend to carry out which includes the building of a polly tunnel which veterans will be able to grow produce in the future. Other tasks include log splitting, digging and building fences. These task will improve well-being and bring back that sense of teamwork and team bonding. Hot meal and beverages will be provided. The first session will be Friday 12th February at 11am. Please email David below if you would like to attend, it would be great to see some of you at the sessions, please utilise the support should you need it. Please also note that neither you or the Charity are breaking any rules by attending these sessions.
Please email your interest to: david.henry@sportingforce.org

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