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Ruils Activities

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Community Choir

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     kirstycox@ruils.co.uk     020 8973 1877

Activity Details

Come & join the GoLocal Community Choir Every Tuesday from 11.00am - 12.00am. Have fun and learn valuable techniques which can be applied to your everyday life, including: • Relaxation techniques to relieve stress, depression and pain • Breathing and Sounding exercises to ensure good overall health • Discover your hidden singing voice through singing along with others • Drum circles and drama/movement classes • Performing at OKMT local concerts. The workshop will be under the guidance of Music and Voice Therapist, Dr. Margaret Lobo, Founder/Director of the Otakar Kraus Music Trust, Twickenham and visiting tutors.

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Creative Writing Group

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     kirstycox@ruils.co.uk     020 9873 1877

Activity Details

Do you enjoy writing? Do you want to learn some new techniques on how to write and how to express yourself through your writing? Do you want to share your writing with others? If so come along to our creative writing group. We meet every second and last Tuesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. The sessions are an opportunity to socialise, whilst discussing topics related to creative writing. All abilities welcome. No need to book just come along.

The upcoming sessions and topics are as follows: 

Tuesday 9th May - we will be looking at how the weather influences your writing

Tuesday 30th May - this session will be facilitated by a member of the group

Tuesday 13th June - TBC

Tuesday 27th June -TBC

 

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Arts and Crafts Sessions

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     kirstycox@ruils.co.uk     020 8973 1877

Activity Details

Do you want to get creative? Maybe learn some new art techniques or make something special you can take home and keep? Then come along to our weekly arts and craft sessions every Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm. You will be able to choose from a range of activities and create various arts and crafts pieces. The sessions will be run by local art teacher Sylvie Freullet, who has years of experience teaching people of all ages and those with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Together As One

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     kirstycox@ruils.co.uk     020 8831 6205

Activity Details

Ruils supports Together As One, a Twickenham based organisation providing support for anyone experiencing loneliness or social isolation, particularly as a result of mental health issues. Drop in on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 11am and 4.30pm to check it out. Wednesday sessions are organised by Ruils where we put on different activities each week. Come and have lunch with us for a small charge, play some games and meet new people.

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The Physical Sensory Impairment Community Voice Group

Contact Person

Amelia Maguire     ameliamaguire@ruils.co.uk     020 8831 6084

Activity Details

A group of people with physical and sensory impairments, with similar issues meet, share similar life experiences then join forces for their voices to be heard.The group runs monthly and helps to lesson the isolation sometimes felt by those with a disability. 

The group meets on the third Monday of every month from 2-3pm. The next sessions are as follows: 

20th February, 20th March, 17th April 

 

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Mental Health Community Voice Group

Contact Person

Amelia Maguire     ameliamaguire@ruils.co.uk     020 8831 6084

Activity Details

Ruils supports a local charity called Together As One which is a Twickenham based charity run entirely by clients and volunteers that provides support for anyone experiencing loneliness or social isolation, particularly as a result of mental health issues. Common issues attendees at the group face include: benefit issues, housing issues and challenges surrounding access to prescriptions and talking therapies.

The Community Voice Group at Together As One is once a month on a Monday. The next sessions are as follows: 

6th February, 13th March, 10th April 

Time: 11am to 12:30pm

Location: The Pavilion, Twickenham Cricket Club, Twickenham Green, Twickenham,TW2 5TU.

 

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Outreach advocacy at RIRS

Contact Person

Amelia Maguire     ameliamaguire@ruils.co.uk     020 8831 6084

Activity Details

Ruils provide an outreach advocacy service at Richmond Integrated Recovery Service (RIRS) in order to engage with clients who require this support. We have supported clients with various advocacy issues here including:

- Ensuring clients know about the benefits that they are entitled to.

- Informing individuals of grants they can access that they did not know of.

- Attending meetings e.g. GP, benefit and job centre appointments with individuals to reduce levels of anxiety ensure that they: understand the questions being asked, voice what they want to and have a clear record of what was said and agreed at the meetings.

 

 

 

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Crafty Cafe

Contact Person

Kirsty Cox     kirstycox@ruils.co.uk     020 8831 6205

Activity Details

Come along to our NEW Crafty Café in partnership with Castelnau Community Centre (CCC) and ARTBOXuk! The café will be facilitated by Shannon and Anna from the centre and experienced art tutor, Sylvie, from ARTBOXuk.

The sessions will involve a range of therapeutic arts and crafts, such as painting, drawing, sewing and clay modelling.

You do not need to be crafty to attend, all abilities are welcome and you can even just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat. The centre has a lovely cafe serving a range of teas, coffees and homemade cakes!

The Crafty Cafe runs every Monday from 10:30am-12:30pm (excluding bank holidays).