SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY BASED ACTIVITIES
Alongside our more structured, information-based courses, we run a large range of social groups and activities that are ongoing to offer you support throughout your journey with us, both while you are taking courses and when you have finished them. Peer-support workers or Compass staff are present for informal support but these groups are all about meeting new people, catching up with old friends and getting out and about in the community.
Coffee and Chat
These sessions provide informal opportunities to meet new people or catch up with old friends. Peer workers or Compass staff will be there to provide informal support.
Wednesday: Pret A Manger, 60 Broad Street
Thursday: Pret A Manger, The Oracle
25 and under Social Group
An extension to our courses offered exclusively to our students aged 18-25, this peer-led social group is open to our younger students, so if you are 25 or under and fancy a cuppa and a chat come join us!
Tuesdays: RISC Global Cafe
The Tea Kiosk at Caversham Court
This project encourages personal recovery through catering and volunteering, helping to develop life and work-related skills. It is a lively project with scenic surroundings, serving local people with delicious cakes and hot beverages. This activity is peer-led. Starts April and closes at the end of October.
10.30am – 5pm, Tuesday and Wednesday
The Allotment at Caversham Court
'Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years'. Our allotment provides an opportunity to enjoy the physical and mental benefits of gardening. Enjoy the fresh air, exercise, socialising with your peers and having a sense of purpose as you learn about growing food and share your own knowledge. Gloves and tools are provided (please wear comfortable clothing and closed shoes).
Wednesday 11am-1pm, all year round.
The Art and Craft Café
A space where you can develop new art and/or craft skills or brush
up existing skills. Or a space where you can meet new people or catch up with old friends. Compass staff will be on hand to talk through problems or offer practical support and advice.
Each month there will be an Art & Craft demonstration.
Wednesday: Church House, Caversham; 1.00 - 4.00pm ongoing