DAISY SUPPORT GROUPS
SUPPORT GROUP - CHOIR OF HOPE - ART GROUP - WRITING FOR RECOVERY
Daisy Support Group enables Clients to receive continued support with peers, helping to face ongoing concerns and worries whilst also sharing hopes and dreams.
“The support group helps me with non-judgemental support, advice and guidance on all matters and situations which I have come across since leaving my abuser. It gives me the platform to speak freely with like-minded people about personal thoughts and enables me to gain strength to make better decisions and become a stronger person.”
"Counselling with Daisy has made such a difference.
I am gaining confidence, due to start work and a law degree next year. I am also actively involved with the Daisy Programme supporting the wonderful work they do."
"I seriously feel I owe the confident and stable future I now look forward to, to the Daisy Programme and it's invaluable support it has, and continues to give me."
CHOIR OF HOPE
Singing has well known benefits, it is a natural anti-depressant, lowers stress levels, improves mental alertness, boosts confidence, reduces social isolation and boosts your circle of friends.
Singing can simply take your mind off the day’s troubles and boost your mood.
One of the benefits of the Choir is to raise awareness of the work which Daisy Programme does to support survivors and is open to any ladies wishing to join us and support the Charity and it’s aims through singing.
We offer a safe and supportive place to try something new.
“Coming to Choir means connection with others. Sharing chat and laughter. Empathising, listening and offering support and suggestions to each other.”
Choir meets weekly during term time on a Wednesday morning from 10-12 at our Hub.
“Coming to Art Group has helped me reconnect with people and to discover hobbies I’ve never had the chance to take. It’s helping my social anxiety become less painful and I love it.”
“Art Group has made me feel less isolated. I have learnt new crafts, made friends and it’s a lovely place to be.”
Daisy Programme’s Art and Craft Group is another way for Clients to be able to try something new and different, whether you choose to create it yourself or simply observe and enjoy it – is a relaxing and inspiring activity for many people.
It is a great way to express your emotions without words, process complex feelings and find relief. It is known to improve people’s mental health who are dealing with addictions, anxiety, attention disorders, grief and loss, dementia, depression, eating disorders, physical illness, PTSD, trauma, relationship issues and much more.
Self-discovery: by creating art and craft it can help you acknowledge and recognise feelings which have been lurking in your subconscious.
Self-esteem: producing art or craft will give you a feeling of self-accomplishment which can be very valuable to improve your self-appreciation and confidence.
Emotional release: one of the greatest benefits of art is giving you a healthy outlet for expressing and letting go all your feelings and fears. Complex emotions such as sadness or anger sometimes cannot be expressed with words. When you are unable to express yourself, but you desire emotional release, making art may help you to do it.
Stress relief: fighting anxiety, depression or emotional trauma can be very stressful for you both mentally and physically. Creating art and craft can be used to relieve stress and relax your mind and body.
WRITING FOR RECOVERY
The power of the written word can never be underestimated. Our subconscious mind is a powerful being that when channeled can lead us to discovering many parts of ourselves that to date have been hidden.
Through our 8 week course, based on Recovery we look at Recognising, Exploring, Connecting, Overcoming,
Valuing, Empathising, Reflecting on You. Using a variety of mediums to explore and challenge long held patterns of behaviour and repetitive thinking we break down those thoughts to look towards a brighter future.
"It has meant an awful lot to me, particularly during this period of lockdown and would be very happy to access a course like this in the future".
"The ability to connect with people who share their desire to explore themselves and their worlds through therapeutic means is my life's work. It means the world to me. I found the writing uncovered different aspects of myself to me. I felt comfortable to share with the group. This feels so important in aiding my healing process to improved well-being as I emerge from major life changes. I felt honoured and enlivened to hear what others were happy to share too. I felt the delivery of the course inclusive and supportive which aids in encouraging me out of my shell. I found the increased understanding of myself through the writing increased healthy life changes. Very grateful to have had the opportunity to complete it".