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Open Space – Ipswich County Library timetable for 24 January - 16 May 2018

Written by · Published Jan 18, 2018

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Here is the new timetable for Open Space at Ipswich County Library for 24 January - 16 May 2018! Lots of exciting things coming up and some great discussions.

If you have any questions please do get in touch, or just come along to a session on Wednesdays at Ipswich County Library– all are welcome!

Running order: lunch/tea/coffee → informal discussion topic or activity → tea/coffee. You can come and just listen if you prefer and drop in and out as you please.

When possible, a member of staff will remain at the library during trips for those who don’t wish to go

Date Topic
24.01.18 Wintry walk to Ipswich Marina
31.01.18 Discussion: Experiencing a post-Christmas/new year 'dip': how we can help ourselves through this period
07.02.18 Activity: Pub/cafe lunch (venue to be decided the week before)
14.02.18 Discussion: Who do we value in our lives and how do we show that?
21.02.18 Activity: 'Get to know the group' activities and a quiz
28.02.18 Discussion: Personal boundaries & looking at ideas for Open Space moving forward
07.03.18 Discussion: What helps to cope when hearing distressing voices?
14.03.18 Activity: Boccia: a chair based game suitable for all!
21.03.18 Discussion: What is it like living with delusions?
28.03.18 Discussion/activity: Arts and crafts: making Easter decorations and cards/talking about how being creative can help us
04.04.18 Activity: Pub/cafe lunch (venue to be decided the week before)
11.04.18 Activity: TBC
18.04.18 Discussion: Why do some people use alcohol or drugs to deal with mental ill-health? How can this affect us and what help is available?
25.04.18 Discussion: How can mood swings affect us and how can we deal with our mood changes better?
02.05.18 Activity: Arts and crafts session with Crafty Suffolk
09.05.18 Discussion: How can we deal with feelings of frustration and anger effectively?
16.05.18 Activity: walk to Christchurch park and visit the mansion
Sarah Lungley

Sarah Lungley

I'm the mental health and wellbeing coordinator at Suffolk Libraries.