We are, at last, delighted to offer our 'Products of Hope' brochure for your perusal. We were very pleased to receive sponsorship of £5k to get this project off the ground with the Allen Lane Foundation. We are hopeful of continued funding to further the project and take on staff to train so this can be an ongoing training base and offer real work opportunities and learning in many skills. It will also be a much needed source of income generation. We are looking for places where people would be willing to host our products and also purchase products to use i.e. within their offices, so we can get the message out about 'Hope' and Creative Options as a project. Please contact the e-mail address in the brochure for orders. Thank you.
There will be a 'Celebration of Love' event that will involve the Song in Mind group. The event will be taking place at Hebron Court, Rollesbrook Gardens, Southampton SO15 5WB. See poster below for more details.
Creative Options fund raising fashion show raised £1000. We would like to give particular thanks to Chyanne who cooked and all those who helped in the kitchen including Mary Elizabeth, Saire Herschel, Edi and our volunteer Jo. Thank you to everyone who sold tickets and those who attended.
The next women's group on 21st February will be a day out somewhere. Meet at Central Baptist Church at 1.30 pm. If you would like to go please contact Frances on 07850 189 069.
We invite you to join us at West Quay Mall, Level 1, next Thursday, 7th February, at 12 noon for an exotic treat from Master Chef Shelina Permalloo (of Lakaz Maman) for Time to Talk Day. She’ll be sharing inspired recipes from her award-winning cuisine and her own personal story about how she talks about mental health issues. You’ll also have an opportunity to get advice and information from local organisations including Time to Change; Solent Mind; Radian Housing; No Limits; Samaritans; Southampton Voluntary Services; Carers in Southampton; and Southampton Central Libraries.
The next Time to Thrive course starts Thursday 7th February 2-4pm at Board in the City, 38 Onslow Road. The course will give you inspiration and tools to improve your wellbeing and make the most of life. Feedback from the last course: “Through the course I have rediscovered my self esteem and self worth and my self motivation to engage my life again. I feel alive”. If you are interested in coming along you need to sign up and pay the deposit ASAP so we can confirm numbers.
The mental wealth trialogue was in fact on 30th January and not 31st as previously stated. We apologise for this. Please do not go on the 31st as it will not be taking place then.
There will be a mental wealth trialogue on 31st January, 6pm-8pm at Board in the City.
You can download the Creative Options winter newsletter by using the link below.
Starting 17th January at 11 am until 2 pm.
On 31st and there after the group will be regularly on a Thursday 10.30 am - 1.30 pm.
The group will involve designing, digital imaging, image transfer and producing saleable work for income generation for Creative Options as well as learning transferable skills
The workshop is free!