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WELLBEING WEDNESDAYS

Wed 22 Apr 2020 - Wed 24 Jun 2020

Welcome to Wellbeing with The Watermill Theatre - an online offer, which may help to support your mental health and wellbeing throughout these next few weeks and months.

This idea has emerged out of the current COVID19 situation which has undoubtedly affected everyone in some way. During this period of uncertainty it feels more important now than ever to find ways to process and take care of ourselves.


Select the Dates & Tickets tab above to participate in Wellbeing Wednesdays - creative and interactive online sessions designed to enhance wellbeing and focus on looking after our emotional and mental health in a gentle, relaxed and fun way. Each session will have a different theme and everyone is welcome to join in. Whether you are a family with children or an adult isolating alone, we would like to offer this opportunity as a chance for some creative connection. Each session will last for approximately 1 hour.

Select the Watch & Listen tab above for links to videos, resources and activities to watch and try at home. Resources include family friendly activities and information aimed at both young people and adults.

 

 

If you would like to be on a mailing list to receive updates via email and we haven't contacted you already, please email outreach@watermill.org.uk

 

Child Friendly Description
There are lots of things going on right now in the world and sometimes we need fun things to do when it can feel a bit weird. There will be fun things for you, your mum, your dad, your grown-up to do. We think you’ll like it and hope that it can help you feel calm when things get a bit too much. It is okay to feel whatever you are feeling right now.

 

Cost
Wellbeing With The Watermill events and resources will be available to everyone for free, but if you are able to make a donation that would be amazing. Your donation will help the theatre to survive and recover during these uncertain times. Thank you. To donate please follow this link: https://www.watermill.org.uk/

 

Who is delivering it?
Wellbeing with The Watermill Theatre will be delivered by a range of creative professionals and overseen by Louise Best, a member of our Outreach Team. Louise is currently Community Associate (Maternity Cover). She is a qualified dramatherapist registered with The British Association of Dramatherapists (BADth) and The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has experience working in Education and for The National Health Service (NHS). Additional qualifications and trainings include: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Story Massage.

 

Please note: These sessions are suggested activities to support your overall wellbeing and are not intended to replace professional therapeutic help. Anyone choosing to engage with any of the activities needs to take responsibility for their own wellbeing when working with the materials. Please look after your own welfare and the welfare of any children in your care when following the videos. If you require more intensive support please contact Louise via email or phone: louise@watermill.org.uk/01635 670918 who can sign post you to relevant services. Thank you.

 

 

WATCH: Gentle Body Warm Up

In this video, actor and movement director Scarlet Wilderink leads us through a gentle body warm up which everyone can get involved with (Scarlet speeds up some elements of the video for time purposes, but please go at our own pace). Keeping our bodies moving is really important – not only can this help our physical health it also helps our mental health, so keep moving and look after yourselves!
 
Video Length: 10 Minutes
Suitability: All ages can engage with this, but please go at your own pace.