Covid Café drop-in sessions

January to April 2022, various dates and times

Times

Wednesday 26th January, 3pm–4.30pm; Saturday 5th February, 10am–11.30am; Monday 7th February, 6.30pm-8pm; Thursday 10th March, 6.30pm-8pm; Friday 11th March, 10am–11.30am; Thursday 7th April, 10am–11.30am

Address

Hosted online

Covid Community Action Learning

January to April 2022, various dates and times

Times

Group 1: Wednesday 9th February, Wednesday 9th March & Wednesday 6th April, 2pm–4.30pm; Group 2: ​Saturday 12th February, Saturday 12th March & Saturday 9th April, 10am–12.30pm

Address

Hosted online

Spare Tyre invites you to the Covid Café - a creative inclusive space for anyone learning to live with Long Covid. 

It’s for you if you want to hang out with other people in a similar position, share discoveries, and try new ways of being in the world. 

Hosted by artists with lived experience of Long Covid and/or another long-term condition, the Covid Café will be a place for conversation, creativity – a place to breathe–and try out making changes one step at a time. 

Whatever you want to talk about will be treated with respect and confidence by the group, whether it’s about work, family, faith, or fun. Everything’s changed, let’s work it out together.

There are two ways you can join the Covid Café. The Covid Café is FREE if you can gift yourself the time.

1. Covid Café Drop In 

Hosted online 

Grab your favourite refreshment and find somewhere you can be on your own and comfortable for one hour to 90 minutes. The session will start with a check-in, some gentle breathing - maybe a stretch. There’ll be some suggested creative activity to help free up the brain and stop screen fatigue. Smaller groups will discuss themes of the day before gathering at the end to share with the wider group as desired (creative work or discoveries or just listening to the others).  

You can come once or to all the sessions.  

No booking is required but please sign up to the email list so we can send you the private Zoom link for each event.

Image shows hands holding a cup of tea in front of a laptop. Next to it is an aloe vera plant and some creative materials. 


2. Covid Community Action Learning 

Hosted online. Each session is 2.5 hours with a break

These monthly sessions are for people who want and can commit to working with a small group of people on making changes and to share back on how it’s going.  

Action Learning is a way of working through change in a supportive and creative environment. It’s about turning our “What If’s” and “I wish -es” into small actions towards personal changes. These sessions will be held in a series hosted by creative facilitators also living with a long-term condition.  

Not sure if it’s for you? Try one of the drop ins first and meet the team or come to the first session and find out with no expectation. 

If you have any access requirements to be able to take part in Covid Café, please contact us here: 

Rose@sparetyre.org/ 07598 142 058 

The Health Tree

Our Covid Cafés are part of The Health Tree, a group of organisations led by St Margaret's House exploring how social prescribing can improve wellbeing in the wake of the Covid-19. The Health Tree is funded through Arts Council England's Thriving Communities Fund.