Health and Wellbeing
Our health and wellbeing initiatives at The Roses have been developed for our users, staff and visiting performing artists. Whether creating new groups, starting projects or supporting existing community sessions we strive to provide a welcoming environment and support our users and staff to better understand how to preserve and maintain their mental health.
We promote and run weekly Wellbeing Walks, led by members of the team. These take in the nature and unique heritage the town has to offer and provide a chance for our staff to step away from their screen and socialise whilst stretching their legs during a busy day. We are trailing new ideas all the time and have recently started mat based activities, such as mindfulness and yoga and will offer quarterly creative and making sessions.
In 2022, we trialed a new wellbeing package for our pantomime cast and crew of Snow White. This included information regarding local services available to take care of their bodies and mind during the busy festive season. We introduced vocal first aid during throughout the production as well as yoga for mindfulness. Last year we also trained three members of the internal staff team to become mental health first aiders to support the cast and crew during this period. The Roses has plans to extend this package across the entire staff team.
In partnership with local health practitioners, community nurses and skilled creatives we are able to provide groups that improve daily life for some of our community users.
Take a look at the groups we support below:
Children and Young Adults Wellbeing
The Roses partner with organisations such as Artspace, Cinderford that focus on arts and wellbeing in order to work with schools in the borough, providing support to their students. Take a look at our current project below:
- Journeys: Building resilience with Tirlebrook Primary School
- Milestone School: Confidence and Wellbeing
- Infinite Creativity Club