Space is an integral part of the Delapré Abbey Wellbeing Hub, offering a range of wellness and wellbeing activities.
Our groups meet at the Coach House, and we utilise the abbey's expansive grounds and gardens for our Walk & Talks.
While our groups are open for drop-in, we encourage advance booking to assist in managing participant numbers
What’s involved with a walk and talk?
simple answer is - we walk, and we talk!
The benefits of exercise for both our physical health and psychological wellbeing are well known. But the good news is for our psychological health we do not need to join a gym or start running, these are great if we can but, not necessary. A simple walk will improve our mood, reduce stress, support a positive mindset, and help us with problem solving.
Talking works! in fact it is the most effective self-care we can do for our mental health.
We know it is not necessarily as simple as this…
Sometimes we find it difficult to open up about our worries or concerns with family or close friends or work colleagues. We may not want to bother them or feel they may judge or misunderstand us. Let’s face it sometimes our nearest and dearest are not that great at dealing with drama!
So this is a walking group?
No, not exactly. There are many walking groups from organisations such as The Ramblers or local interest groups or for specific groups such as age or gender.
Our walks focus on the Talk aspect. Our walks are for those who, for whatever reason, find it difficult to meet up with others. We provide a safe space for people who otherwise may be nervous or anxious about meeting others.
Our walks are a support tool to help people who may be struggling with day-to-day pressures, have mental health concerns or are currently undergoing treatment and are seeking some support. Or just want to get out in the fresh air and meet people.
We are not crisis support
If you need to talk to someone now these services are here to talk to you:
Call the Samaritans on 116 123
Text SHOUT to 85258
If you feel that you are at risk of self harm, you have already self harmed or feel like you may attempt suicide, then you need urgent medical help.
Call 999 and ask for an ambulance.
Go to A&E
If you are with people ask them to help. Mental Health emergencies are serious and are considered as such by the NHS. You will not be wasting anyone's time and no one will judge you or question your need for help!
If you feel that you are not in crisis but feel you need urgent help and support:
Call NHS 111
arrange to see your GP via an emergency appointment.
The following organisations offer support via web chat;
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