Free baby equipment & Free clothes
We are donated lots of lovely baby clothes and equipment that we loan out for free to those who need it, employed or not, if you need help with free baby equipment or clothes, or indeed adult clothes to keep we have from 0 years – adults size 24 and mens XXL sizes, please call or just pop into the MC Centre Bridgend.
MC Depression & Anxiety Support Groups
Our MC Depression & Anxiety Support Groups are held FREE every Thursday at 6pm – 7pm
The Support group is for anyone, we have no barriers at MC, you don’t need to be referred.
The support groups are delivered by a highly trained Depression & Anxiety facilitator who is bound by confidentiality and ethical guidelines
details of which are available on request.
Goals of Groups:
· Better coping strategy
· To reduce feeling of isolation and loneliness by providing a sense of connectedness with self and others.
· To identify self-defeating behaviours and break through denial and delusion.
· To practice and receive support for healthy living skills.
· To receive nurturing and affirmations for growth.
· To learn how to identify and express feelings.
· To increase self-awareness and self-esteem
· To provide validation, support, and encouragement.
· To reduce feelings of shame.
· To learn how to form healthy relationships.
· To provide a trusting and safe environment for growth.
· To learn how to care for self, how to care for others and how to let others care about them.
If you are interested in our Depression & Anxiety Support Group please contact: The MC Centre Bridgend on 01656 645480
Check for the next dates on our Facebook page
‘Foodwise for Life’ is a FREE eight week structured programme which utilises evidence based approaches to weight management. Written by Public Health Dietitians in Wales (PHDiW) the programme is designed to be delivered by a range of community based staff and contributes towards activity at Levels 1 and 2 of the Welsh Government ‘All Wales Obesity Pathway’. It will particularly benefit individuals with a Body Mass Index > 25kg/m2. It is not intended to replace structured education/care provided by health professionals for those with specific medical conditions such as diabetes.
‘Foodwise for Life’ is part of a wider programme, NUTRITION SKILLS FOR LIFETM, which aims to train and develop the nutrition skills of a wide range of community workers, build on existing local partnerships, and maximise workforce capacity to deliver quality assured healthy eating advice in community settings.
Topics focus on adapting eating habits, increasing physical activity and using basic behaviour change strategies to facilitate weight loss. Each session consists of structured discussions, hands on learning, group work and activities where participants can learn more about portion sizes, food labelling, daily exercise, recipe swaps and longer term plans for weight management. Group members are provided with a programme handbook and supporting literature from the Change4Life Campaign.
The first 8 week programme starts on 9th October 2017 and finishes on 27th November 2017. The next 8 week programme will start in January 2018 (keep a check here or/and on our facebook page for the date closer to the time), there are only 10 spaces per 8 week programme, so make sure you book in on 01656 645480.