Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Drop-in support space for activists - sustain your action from the inside. Sunday May 3rd. #olsx @occupynn

Drop-in support space for activists - sustain your action from the inside
**Please forward to anyone you think may be interested**
The next one will be Sunday May 3rd
We are hoping to organise an open Sustainable Activism Workshop alongside the Drop-in session within the next few months, more info to come.
Drop in on the first Sunday of the month
2 - 6pm
Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel, London
Drop in on the first Sunday of the month between 2pm – 6pm, at Toynbee Hall Wellbeing Centre, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS >> Directions Below

Drop in for…
Confidential, non-judgemental listening and support
Signposting to other sources of support
A cup of tea and a chat
Sharing ideas on how we could change our groups’ dynamics to make them sustainable
Requests for support on upcoming actions
From time to time we may be able to offer physical therapies.
Whether you’re new to social change and its emotional see-saws, or you’ve been at it for years, and whether you’re stressing/freaking/burning out, or just want to check in, you’ll be very welcome.

Who we are
Well Grounded is a group of activists who are passionate about sustaining activism from the inside out, encouraging a climate of looking after ourselves and each other so that we can keep on the fight for a better world.
We observe that activism is often physically and emotionally exhausting, involves going to boundaries and often beyond them, and can at times feel hopeless, uncomfortable and overwhelming. To be able to carry on doing what we do, we recognise the importance of taking care of our needs, stopping sometimes to rest, finding space for our feelings before they get on top of us, and staying connected with each other and ourselves.

What we do
*On-action support spaces for recovering & re-charging (quiet held spaces for listening, tea, resting, massage etc.)
*“Roaming” support at actions / demos
*Referrals for post-action trauma support (links with trained counsellors)
*Monthly drop-in space in London: support, networking, idea-gathering
*Facilitating post-action debriefing sessions
*Workshops on sustaining activism

Sunday Drop In Sessions, venue and directions
Directions to the Wellbeing Centre: -  From Aldgate East tube station turn up Commercial Street towards Shoreditch, on the right (three minutes walk) is the main external entrance to Toynbee Hall. Walk into the grounds with gardens on your left and turn left onto the raised courtyard with the cafe at your back. Ahead of you, slightly to the right, take the short walkway between Atlee House and Ashby Hall and the Wellbeing Centre  is through a green iron gateway on your left (press silver button for access).
For more information, support, or to invite us to an action/debriefing, get in touch at:

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