Covid Café drop-in sessions
January to April 2022, various dates and times
Wednesday 9th March, 2pm-4pm; Thursday 10th March, 6.30pm-8pm; Friday 11th March, 10am–11.30am; Saturday 12th March, 10am-12.30pm; Wednesday 6th April, 2pm–4.30pm; Thursday 7th April, 10am–11.30am; Saturday 9th April, 10am–12.30pm
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.
I have not had an opportunity to meet anyone else with Long Covid to date, until today at the Covid Cafe...so it was fantastic to meet some people who not only have it or who have an ELC, but also who are tapping into the creative flow and thinking about using meditation style guided visualisations to improve wellbeing
Covid Café attendee, March 2022
The Covid Café is FREE if you can gift yourself the time.
Explaining our Covid Café drop-ins
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.
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.