Welcome to the Grapevine Wellbeing Centre
Groups

Welcome To The Groups Page

The Grapevine Wellbeing Centre hosts a number of events throughout the year, please check this page for updates on forthcoming guest speakers, special meets and charitable fundraising events

Polite notice
In the instance of a group session it is respected there is a 3:15 cut-off point for drinks during the drop-in service. This helps us to help you in providing the standard of service you require
Please respect the drop-in opening and closing times, if you have a need for support outside hours please call Corbar View 01298 22321, Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393, or the Samaritans 01298 26000
 

Self Help Groups, Sessions And Activities

The Grapevine Wellbeing Centre hosts a number of weekly group sessions which are free to attend for members, if you are not a member please enquire about the benefits of signing up!

​The Grapevine Wellbeing Centre and Community Allotment are based in the heart of the community and work with a multitude of community and voluntary organisations and offer a wealth of information to service receivers on a referral and signposting basis. This helps to install a notion of
empowerment in the individual through the narrative of the drop-in and attendance at the self help groups which help to build their emotional resilience on a day to day basis. We offer many volunteering roles to members of the community, both in the centre and the allotment, and we plan to extend this as the High Peak Self Help Groups get further established. We plan to channel the potential within the community to include more people with mental health considerations and reduce the feeling of isolation that many people in the community experience.
​The Growing Together Community Allotment entered into a partnership with Bright Opportunities, a local organisation which supports people with learning disabilities in 2013 and is open between 10:30am and 3:30pm on MondayWednesday and Thursday. The allotment is run by our project worker and volunteers from local organisations to create a safe place for all members of the community from Buxton and the High Peak district of North Derbyshire. The Grapevine plans to have a series of gardening and environmental craft sessions led by volunteers which will be open to the public that will offer to create a place where members and the public can meet, work together, learn from each other and enjoy the environment. The community allotment aims to create a place for social contact that can promote wellbeing by giving people a place to relax and enjoy nature and good company. 
​The new Mindfulness group meet weekly on Monday afternoon between 4.00pm and 4:50pm. The group offers sessions in mindfulness which is ​described as "the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment"
​The Aspergers & Autism Spectrum Support group meet fortnightly on Friday morning between 10:30am and 12:00am. It is a supportive group that is open to people with lived experience, friends, relatives and carers and offers a safe environment to discuss the issues that relate to the autistic spectrum.
The Singing group meet fortnightly on Wednesday afternoon between 3:30pm and 4:30pm. ​The sessions offers the opportunity for participants to realise that they can enjoy something that most people claim they can't do. You don't need to be a singer to enjoy these sessions.  
​Participants to the Creative Writing group meet fortnightly on  Tuesday afternoon between 3:30pm and 5:00pm. The group offers a safe and expressive environment to discuss participants individual life experience through the use of writing stories and poems in a creative way. It is hoped that participants can express their emotions and  feelings through the medium of writing about their life experiences.
​The Arts and Craft group meet weekly on Thursday  afternoon between 3:30pm and 5:30pm. It is a highly expressive session that offers the opportunity for participants to tap into their creativity in a welcoming, encouraging and inclusive environment. Participants create a variety of different art works in the way of clay modelling, felt bunting, glass painting, limo cut printing and also seasonal crafts for Halloween, card making for Christmas and helping dress up the centre for the local yearly wells dressing and carnival celebrations in July. Art work is sometimes taken away by participants or kindly donated to raise money for the centre.
​The Music Matters group meet weekly on Friday afternoon between 3:30pm and 4:30pm. The  group offers a safe place to share the lived experience and any issues that relate to the selected piece of music.