The Poetry Buzz

Thanks to money from Five Ways to Wellbeing we were able to introduce our Poetry Buzz workshops.  These were fun and interactive and everyone was brave enough to share their work and supportive and encouraging to each other.  Many were surprised at their poetic achievements.

Those attended would like us to continue and we are hoping to do so, please watch this space for more information, dates and a venue.

The feedback was all very positive.

The following question was asked “Three words that sum up how the Poetry Buzz has made you feel”

“Happy, Uplifted, Relaxed”

“Inspired, Happy, Joyful”

“Positive, Fun, Encouraged.”



Wellbeing Workshops

Our Wellbeing Workshops will begin again in September.

The Wellbeing Workshops will be held at the Threepenny Bit, Hardwick Drive, Arkwright

The dates are

  • Wednesday 12th September
  • Wednesday 26th September
  • Wednesday 10th October
  • Wednesday 24th October

All times 1.00pm  – 3.30pm

The workshops will be for a small group of people, they are really interactive and friendly allowing everyone to share their experiences, ask questions and learn from each other.

The workshops will look at Understanding what is Tinnitus, our emotional reaction to it and ways to manage and take back control as well as tips and support to improve general health and wellbeing.

If you would like more information about the workshops or how to find the venue please contact Joanne on or telephone on 01246 380415

Feedback from our workshops

“As a result of the workshops I have made changes and communicated better with the family and in social situations”

“The course has made me think about how Tinnitus has affected me.” 


Soup and Socials at the Badger

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Soup and Social at the Badger Pub, Brockwell Lane, Chesterfield

11am – 1.00pm Speaker Steph Mannion


Living a greener life has never been so important. We know that our world is changing; flash floods, warmer winters and much more erratic weather conditions than ever before, all suggest that global warming is having an impact.

Steph Mannion, who is dedicated to helping to sustain the planet, has a market stall on New Square in Chesterfield on Saturdays.  When we invited her along, she said she would love to talk to our group.  Do come along to listen to an interesting talk by Steph and to see what she has to offer. 

Some of the products she sells are listed below and she is introducing new products on a regular basis.  Steph’s aim is to provide quality products, re-using and re-purposing items to produce as little waste as possible.

Soap Nut Starter kit ~ A gentle way of washing your clothes, no need for conditioner and they can be composted after use ~ £5.00 gives enough for about 100 washes.

Beeswax Food Wraps – A sustainable alternative to cling film, simply wipe after use and reuse.

Reusable Face Wipes – Use instead of cotton wool pads, wash and reuse.

Flush Fizzies – Toilet cleaning and freshening without chlorine bleach.

Coffee Bags – cotton drawstring bags for coffee beans (Steph can supply coffee beans too!)

Bamboo reusable mugs

Hand knitted mug cosies

A selection of hand crafted wooden utensils – spoons, spatulas, sporks

Hand crafted wooden walking sticks

Wooden coasters made from slices of sweet cherry branches (these aren’t always available – it depends on what wood they can find)

Cream Tea to raise funds for our group

Afternoon Cream Tea

Friends of Pevensey Green are organising a Cream Tea on Saturday 28th July 2pm – 4pm at the Eyre Chapel, Newbold Road, Chesterfield, S41 8RJ (Behind the Nags Head at Newbold) in support of our group. Drop in between those times for a delicious cream tea as well as raffle and sales. Plenty of parking. A big thank you to Friends of Pevensey Green for thinking of us.