NFOW"I think without NFOW, the level of function and relative wellbeing I have now would quickly collapse, to the point of being virtually housebound. NFOW gives me the strength to carry on" NT"I love coming to NFOW, I always leave with a feel good factor" DMCharityWelcome to Nottingham Focus On Wellbeing (NFOW)NFOW is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Registered Charity Number 1150949Mervin Goring manages NFOW on behalf of the membership and the Trustees“It (IT classes) helps me because it gets me out of my flat, doing something for me and I need to get into the 21st Century” TL“It is a friendly environment where I can make friends and socialise with other people (something I could not do before because of depression)” SC
IT Workshops, Creative Therapy - Craft'n'Chat, Frame of Mind,
Wednesday Drop In Sessions, Maths Confidence
Nottingham Focus On Wellbeing (NFOW) aims to provide support for vulnerable, disadvantaged and overlooked members of the community by providing groups and activities in a safe, caring environment.Originally formed to plug the gap in mental health services left by years of “efficiency savings” within the NHS, our organisation and activities are driven by people with lived experience of mental health issues.NFOW therefore provides activities that are known to be effective, life-enriching means of managing mental wellbeing and recovery.What We DoLived experience of mental health needs informs all that we do and provide at NFOW. Our services and activities are developed in response to and at the request of the people who use them. Therefore our activities have a sound practical and proven role in managing wellbeing.IT WorkshopsInformal and practical sessions where you learn to use and access the internet, get to grips with Office or Google’s’ endless cute kitten pictures! If you are new to computers our helpful facilitators and volunteers will guide you through the basics or help you fathom out your tablet or Kindle. You can also use our computer classes to access welfare rights information and also find supportive organisations and mental health support groups.Creative Therapy – Craft’n’ChatCreative activities such as art and craft have long been recognised as playing a major therapeutic role in the management of mental health wellbeing, and a source of meaningful activity for many people. Here at NFOW we offer people the opportunity to explore their creative side in a relaxed and supportive environment. We have a large range of art and craft materials available for people to experiment with, and while we do not have a formal tutor, our volunteers and group members are always willing to share their skills and experience. We are open to all comers, regardless of experience!We have a range of craft and art materials for members to use. This includes acrylic and watercolour painting (not forgetting colouring in!); various textile techniques – felting, fabric painting, appliqué, bead work etc.; papier mache and decoupage; paper crafts including card making; glass painting and mixed media canvases.Frames of Mind Art CollectiveOur major creative project involves producing unique pieces and bespoke commissions in illuminated frames. This social enterprise project will be a source of income allowing our services to expand.Wednesday Drop InIf you’re at a bit of a loose end or in need some company, pop along to our drop in session.Whether you want to sit quietly with a coffee and a Sudoku puzzle, meet up with friends or sit and chat with the crafters (and maybe have a go yourself!), the choice is yours.Just don’t sit at home feeling alone with nowhere to go.