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Coffee Connection

Coffee Connection is a FREE fortnightly wellbeing peer support group held at Serenitea Café, offering a mental health support network for adults to help combat social isolation and promote mental wellbeing and self-care in our local community. A project in partnership with Poole Community Mental Health Team (CMHT).

Coffee Connection aims to benefit local people who are experiencing problems with mental health, physical health, addictions, and daily wellbeing, in partnership with our local Community Mental Health Team. We want to combat social isolation and help participants build a support network in which they feel comfortable, motivated, and empowered.

Coffee Connection looks to focus on reducing stigma towards seeking help with mental health and addiction, developing a sense of community integration, building strength in the local community, and enabling participants to access other support currently offered by Serenitea Café, including training and volunteering.

How Are Sessions Held?

Sessions are a talk and share supper group meeting, hosted by qualified EDAS therapists who will provide expert input, with discussions and a range of self-care activities.

EDAS therapists specialise in helping people make plans and act on them to further their recovery. Together, by setting SMART goals, participants can get the necessary help to reflect, respond to setbacks positively and break their day-to-day routine down into manageable, achievable tasks. Like this, we seek to provide individuals, families, and the community as a whole with long-lasting tools that support and maintain holistic recovery and wellness.

Additionally, the fully trained Serenitea Café team offers the expertise from peer support workers who have experienced mental health difficulties themselves and so have knowledge and empathy about recovery to share with the group.

Meetings include a light supper and a drink.

When Does It Take Place?

Taking place fortnightly on Thursday evenings.

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Upcoming Dates

11 August 2022

25 August 2022

8 September 2022

22 September 2022

Who Is Coffee Connection For?

Coffee Connection is open for adults 18 or over, with a CMHT worker or Social Prescriber.

Sessions will be held at Serenitea Café, an RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) award-winning community café for providing Health on the High Street support.

50-52 Ashley Road, Poole, Dorset BH14 9BN

Fees

This programme is free of charge to all participants.

Book Your Place

To book your place in the Coffee Connection email michele.lyall@edasuk.org or call 01202 735777 (Booking needed).

Feedback Received

"It is fantastic to see the range of support that EDAS is offering to help local people reach out and access the support they need. The development of EDAS/Serenitea community café is a vital and innovative part of the transformation for community support of people struggling with addictions, mental health, and social exclusion."

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