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The Brain Charity: Activities

Activities for people with neurological conditions.

The Brain Charity is supporting action to slow the spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19, so we are moving our events, classes and workshops online following the latest guidance from Public Health England and the NHS.

Activities April 2021

Virtual Coffee Morning

  • Every other Monday 10:30-11:30am

This will be a social event using Zoom – a chance to get together, chat and share helpful tips during this time of self-isolation. Please

email Shaun
and he’ll send you the Zoom meeting ID and password.

Mindfulness Online

  • Monday 2:00-3:00pm

Be kind to yourself by making time to come along to our free, online mindfulness sessions.

These sessions focus on finding ways to keep a healthy state of mind during the coronavirus pandemic and offer a comfortable space to join with others for practice. 

The group is open to everyone. It’s suitable for beginners or those who have already tried some mindfulness.

If you’d like to take part in these sessions, please
email Shaun to book your spot.

Hat making with the British School of Millinery

  • Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm

Denise from the British School of Millinery will teach you how to create your own hats, headbands, headwear and PPE from home in these fun workshops.

We send out materials for this course, free of charge, each week – so spaces are limited – please book your place today.

If you’d like to join this group, please
email Shaun to book your spot today.
 

Curry cook-along with MasterChef’s Raheel Mirza

  • 6pm on Wednesday, April 7th: Saag Paneer with Garlic Naan

Tickets are just £4.99 per household/individual screen – get yours here now.

After you purchase your ticket, you’ll be sent an ingredients list for you to pick up the items required to make the dishes, and a link to join this event online using Microsoft Teams.

Knit and Natter Online

  • Wednesday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon chatting and knitting together with like-minded people from the comfort of your own home.

If you’d like to take part in these sessions, please email Shaun to book your spot today.

Get Moving Virtual Workout 

  • Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11am-12pm

The Ataxia North West support group have kindly opened up their sports sessions to clients of The Brain Charity. These guided, low impact routines are led by Greenbank Sports Academy trainers. Just
send Michelle an email letting her know you’d like to join as we will be doing this through ‘Zoom’ and she’ll need to invite you.

Adult Craft Session

  • 11am-noon, every other Wednesday

Join us for these relaxing sessions of paper-crafting with Emily and learn how to make some beautiful things to brighten up your home or gift to friends and family.

Capacity is limited for this free course. If you’d like to join, please email Shaun to book your spot today: Shaun@thebraincharity.org.uk

Knit and Natter Online

  • Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm

Enjoy a pleasant afternoon chatting and knitting together with like-minded people from the comfort of your own home.

Our friendly ‘Knit & Natter’ group meets online each Wednesday at 1pm.  They have an ongoing project to knit squares for a quilt, so it’s ideal for beginners. Accomplished knitters may bring along their current projects, and maybe share some of their skills
too.

Anyone affected by a neurological condition is welcome to attend, including friends and carers – even men are welcome to come along and give it a go!

If you’d like to take part in these sessions, please
email Shaun to book your spot today.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

  • Wednesday 2:00-3:30pm

These calming group sessions will teach you stress management skills and how to cope with anxiety, both during lockdown and generally.

There are limited spaces to allow for a safe, calm environment.

If you’d like to get involved, please email Shaun to book your spot today.

Virtual canal walking group

  • Thursday 10:00-11:00am

Learn about the history, heritage and ecology of Britain’s canal network each week from the comfort of your own home with Canal & River Trust.

Each week we will learn about a different canal, go on a “virtual walk” together and participate in short seated exercise and mindfulness so that we can all experience wellbeing by water – from home!

If you’d like to join us this week, please contact Shaun at The Brain Charity for the login details.

Activity Bingo

  • Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

Activity Bingo can be played chair-based or standing. It replaces the numbers of traditional bingo with gentle physical movements and stretches.

Our activity bingo very inclusive to all ages and abilities, providing fun exercise for people with limited mobility.

Sessions run from 10-12pm to allow people who may face issues in the morning, like fatigue, to get themselves ready and into the session.

It also allows us to offer more than one round of the activity for those who do have the energy and motivation to move more and exercise.

Most of all the bigger time slot offers a chance for people to connect when it suits them best.

As this is an online series, you can join us from wherever you are in the country. If you’d like to give it a try this week, please
email Shaun asking for the login details: 

Dance with Leila

  • Friday 1:00-2:00pm

Join Leila each Friday to shake off the week and learn basic dance moves in a friendly, carefree environment. Leila can accommodate for any movement or cognitive needs, so everyone is included.

If you’d like to get involved, please email Shaun to book your spot


We no longer run a drop in session on a Friday. Please call us to make an appointment if you need help with welfare benefits, employment issues or require carers advocacy.

How can I access this service?
Book your place by calling or emailing us unless it is a drop in.
When is this activity on?
See the main description
How much will it cost me?
Free unless otherwise stated
Disabled access
The Brain Charity car park is for Blue Badge holders only. Ramped entrance. Lift. Accessible toilet in the foyer.
How to get there
Liverpool Lime Street Inter-City Station is less than five minutes walk from The Brain Charity. Facing the departures and arrival boards, leave the station at the exit on your left. Turn right at the taxi rank, and immediately left (narrow street with Ma Egerton’s Pub). This street is called Pudsey Street and runs at the back of the Empire Theatre. At the end of the street turn right into London Road. Cross over at the pedestrian lights, and walk up London Road to the next major junction, where there is a large blue building on the corner. Turn left into Norton Street. The Brain Charity is on the left.
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What groups of people is this for?
People with a brain injury
What age groups is this for?
18+
What areas of the city is this for?
People from anywhere in the city

Contacts

The Brain Charity: Activities, Norton Street, Liverpool, L3 8LR
https://www.thebraincharity.org.uk/whats-on/events

 

 

Delivered in partnership with

Healthwatch Liverpool
Citizens Advice Liverpool