Breathing Space

Description

We are a project set up to help people find health and wellbeing.
We encourage our community to use St Michael and All Angels Church and Witton Dene, a small local nature reserve which runs alongside.
We use the church as a base for a lot of our activities and courses. See the bottom of this web page for additional courses/workshops not listed below.

Our activities and events include:

  • The Men's Shed within the local nature reserve which aims to support men who want to improve their health and wellbeing through physical conservation activities.
  • Gentle seated exercise programs for the elderly or those recovering from injury or surgery which aim to keep people active and connected.
  • Sensing the Seasons walks - guided, mindful walks in the woods which ease stress and anxiety.
  • Mindfulness Walks.
  • Walks of Awareness e.g. birds/insects/history.
  • Art and Craft activities sourced from the local environment.
  • Creative workshops to inspire and delight you.
  • Volunteer conservation work in beautiful surroundings.
  • Short and Medium length walks and cycle rides.
  • Celtic Spirituality that helps you to reconnect with the powerful forces of nature.
  • Silence soaked in 800 years of prayer and worship.
  • Short and Medium length walks and cycle rides.
  • A safe space within a warm and caring community.
  • Contemplative prayer.
  • Food for free: forage for brambles, elderberry, wild mushrooms etc and learn new recipes.
  • Woodland wonders - Children's activities,various school holidays. Free donations accepted.

Service Details

Locations:
St Michael & All Angels Church, Coach Lane, Witton Gilbert, DH7 6SX (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
Breathing Space
Service Type:
Support services
Website:
Eligibility:
  • Some activities are targeted towards children and young people
Area:
  • Chester-le-Street
  • Derwentside
  • Durham
  • Regional
Accessible premises:
  • Accessible toilet
Carers Card:
  • Not a member of the Carers Card discount scheme
Charity number:
1148676

Option

Name:
Hours of Availability:
1.45 - 3.00pm every Wednesday
Price:
£2.00
Unit:
Per session
Additional Information:

Witton Gilbert Get Active - Witton Gilbert Methodist Chapel

Option

Name:
Walk
Hours of Availability:
10.00 - 11.00am first Friday of every month
Price:
FREE
Unit:
Additional Information:

Sensing the Seasons Walk - St Michael's, Witton Gilbert

Option

Name:
The mens's shed
Hours of Availability:
Monday 10.00am - 12 noon (not in school holidays)
Price:
FREE
Unit:
Additional Information:

The Men's Shed - St Michael's, Witton Gilbert

Option

Name:
Creative writing
Hours of Availability:
Tuesday 12.15 - 2.00pm
Price:
Creative writing
Unit:
Additional Information:

Creative writing -Free for first 10 weeks

Option

Name:
Mindfulness
Hours of Availability:
TBC
Price:
£20.00
Unit:
Per course
Additional Information:

Apply by email.

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Mrs Gillie Boggon
Address:
St Michael's & All Angels Church, Coach Lane, Witton Gilbert, DH7 6SX
Mobile:
07508 471522
Contact Name:
Mr Dave Wilcox
Address:
St Michael's & All Angels Church, Coach Lane, Witton Gilbert, DH7 6SX
Mobile:
07769 156747