Recovery College Groups

Weekly on-going Groups
For registered Recovery College Clients there is no need to pre-book! Just come along!
The following groups run at the same time each week throughout the year at our Milton House Office.
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Mind in Bexley’s creative writing group meets every Friday afternoon. Pen and paper are supplied.If you want to write a story, read a story, play word-games and experience gentle learning and have fun within a group of like-minded people then you are welcome to come along and join us where you can increase your word power and broaden your horizons at your own pace.
Dates: Fridays
Times: 11:00 am to 13:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS
Every week this group meets at Milton House to watch a film which has been agreed by the group on the previous week.
Dates: Wednesdays
Times: 13.15-15.15 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS
The Mixed Social Group meets every other week at Devonshire Road for refreshments and to chat in a supportive atmosphere.
Dates: Saturdays
Times: 10.00 -12.00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath. DA6 8DS
A series of workshops for people who experience hearing voices or seeing visions. These supportive workshops provide an opportunity to exchange information and learn from each other.
The workshop is open to those who have experience of hearing voices or seeing visions whether past or present.
Dates: Wednesdays
Times: 15.45 – 16.45 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS

Providing support for Vietnamese and Chinese residents to engage in community activities in order to reduce isolation and improve well-being.
To receive culturally specific one to one peer group support.
To gain access to Welfare Rights, Advocacy and other specialist support services connected to Mind in Bexley services that help to improve quality of life.
Dates: Thursdays
Times: 10:00 am – 13:00 pm
Venue: Danson Youth Centre, Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4EZ

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
Tai chi, also called tai chi chuan, is a non-competitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
£1 per session
Dates: Tuesdays
Times: 9:30 – 10:30 am
Venue: Danson Youth Centre, Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA7 4EZ
Walking is a free, low risk and accessible form of exercise and it turns out that, combined with nature and group settings, it may be a very powerful, under-utilised stress buster.
This group meets every Wednesday at our Milton House premises.
Dates: Wednesdays
Times: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS
The women’s group is an opportunity for ladies to come together for coffee and a chat in a safe environment where they can feel comfortable and relaxed.
Dates: Mondays
Times: 10.00 am -12.00 pm
Venue: Pincott Hall, 174a Broadway, Behind Christchurch Bexleyheath
Additional weekly on-going Groups that need to be pre-booked.
These workgroups take place at a range of venues. If you are interested in attending please let a member of our team know before you attend for the first time as there may be a limited amount of places attached to these Groups.
You may either do this upon your initial registration with our services, or by telephoning 020 8303 5816 (Option 1) or emailing or
Art therapy is a way of expressing ourselves. For example using painting, making sculptures etc. The aim is not to produce a masterpiece but to use your creations to explore yourself and to understand yourself better.
Your art therapist will help you think about what you create and how it relates to your feelings, events or memories that may be causing you problems and distress that you are not able to talk about with anyone. Many people find art therapy can help them to learn to deal with and in some cases recover from a mental health problem. No prior skills or experience in art required to find art therapy helpful.
Dates: Fridays
Times: 13.00-15.00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS
This group is facilitated by the Carers’ support service at Mind in Bexley.
For relatives and friends of someone in Bexley experiencing mental ill health and/or drug and alcohol problems.
Please contact Carers Support on 0208 303 5816 option 7 to discuss before attending this group.
Venue: St John Vianney Church Hall, 21 Heathfield Rd, Bexleyheath, DA6 8NP
Gardening and Food growing has a range of benefits; it is physically active, mentally healthy, a place to meet people, builds confidence. Plus growing healthy nutritious food for you and your families.
Why not join our green spaces? Mind in Bexley has two food growing spaces and a garden. We will be arranging workshops throughout the growing season. Eco-therapy improves mental and physical wellbeing by supporting people to be active outdoors doing gardening, food growing or environmental conservation work and other activities in nature.
Mind Eco-garden will remain open all year 12 noon – 2 pm (weather permitting)
Mind Allotment Alers Road is now open Monday and Thurday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm all year around (weather permitting)
Please telephone 0208 303 5816 for more information.
This course aims to develop your IT skills.
Drop into one of our FREE sessions for friendly and informal help on the basics of using a computer and the internet.
Learn about:
• Microsoft Office
• Basic to more advanced skills
• Using email and creating documents
• Searching the internet
• Using Facebook and social media
• Filling in forms, shopping & banking online
Dates: Wednesdays ongoing – Pre-book and confirm time with the Recovery College Staff
Times: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Venue: Re-instate Ltd, St Johns Hall, West Street Erith, DA8 1AN
Move Your Mood is an exercise class specifically focussing on getting people active, raising the heart rate and thus improving the mood. The class will take place indoors and will include a range of simple exercise and movements to music. This will be followed by cool down and relaxation. This class works with all levels and exercises adapted to an individual’s pace and alternatives are used if necessary.
Key benefits include:
• It can lift your mood and release stress
• It is fun!
• It helps boost confidence and self-esteem and you can make new friends.
• It can lead to a better and healthier future
No prior experience is required. All abilities are welcome.
£1 per session
Dates: Saturdays 10:00 – 11:00 am (1 hour)
Venue: Roberts Hall, 74a Broadway, Bexleyheath, DA6
£2 per session
Dates: Fridays 11:00 am – 12:00 noon
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS
This workgroup is designed for those who feel that they are on their final road to recovery but who feel they can still benefit from a supported transition out of the service.
Dates: Please call the office to book
Venue: Mind in Bexley – please check with the office
“Pilates, pronounced “Puh-Lah-Tees”, takes its name from Joseph Pilates who was born in Germany in 1880.
Pilates believed mental and physical health were closely connected. His method was influenced by western forms of exercise, including gymnastics, boxing and Greco-Roman wrestling. He immigrated to the US in the 1920s and opened a studio in New York, where he taught his method – which he called Contrology – for several decades.
Pilates mat-work classes are not only fun, they are designed to help you improve flexibility and strength.
Small equipment such as bands, toning circles and balls are used during mat-work classes to help you achieve better movement patterns and provide you with more awareness of your body – and of course to challenge you!
Our instructors cater to each individual, offering alternative movements if required so there is never a reason to feel worried about your ability.”
Date: Every Thursday 12:00 – 1:00 pm £3 per session
Venue: Pilates Body Studio, 88 the Mill, Bexley High Street, DA5 1BF