St Giles Wellbeing Café
Our wellbeing café space grew out of our partnership with Renew Wellbeing.
Our Wellbeing Café is a place of community, hospitality, and support, open to all but with a particular emphasis on those affected by mental health issues.
These wellbeing spaces work on three simple principles: being prayerful, being present and being in partnership.
The café operates weekly on a Monday afternoon between 1pm and 4pm in the main church building and provides a quiet, friendly environment to meet and talk with others over tea and coffee with the added option of engaging in practical activities such as crafts and board games.
As well as being a place for community, our Wellbeing Cafe is rooted in the Christian practices of prayer and contemplation. There is always a prayer space, where a simple pattern of reflective prayer is led by one of the team members. All visitors are welcome to engage with these short times of prayer, but are under no compulsion to do so. The Wellbeing Café welcomes people of all faith backgrounds and of none.
The St Giles Wellbeing Café draws on a model developed by Renew Wellbeing, from whom we continue to receive ongoing support and training. More information about the charity can be found on their website: http://www.renewwellbeing.org.uk/
|You can find out more about Renew Wellbeing by clicking the image on the right.|
Below you can hear Ruth Rice of Renew Wellbeing talk about this initiate. Many of the clips are from the St Giles cafe.