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CREATIVE ADULT
PLAY TIME 

ALTERNATIVE INTEGRATED THERAPY
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THE MAYOR 
OF SOUTHWARK

DEPUTY MAYOR OF SOUTHWARK  COUNCILLOR NAIMA ALI VISITED CREATIVE ADULT PLAY TIME SENIOR'S LUNCHTIME WELLNESS WORKSHOP

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During the Christmas season, it is crucial that no one feels isolated. Our local community serves as an extension of our creative adult playtime family. Thanks to our exceptional partners, we were able to make a significant impact on our Southwark grandparents. We achieved this by offering engaging and inclusive festive workshops that tapped into their inner child. Additionally, each participant enjoyed a delicious hot meal and received a wrapped gift. 

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POSITIVE MENTAL
HEALTH

Positive mental health is crucial in today's world as it profoundly influences every aspect of our lives. Mental health impacts our thoughts, actions, and interactions, empowering us to navigate challenges, build meaningful relationships, and make informed decisions.

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FESTIVE EVENTS

ONLY IN OUR CREATIVE ACTS DO WE STEP FORTH INTO THE LIGHT AND SEE OURSELVES WHOLE AND COMPLETE

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During the festive seasons, it is crucial that no one feels isolated. Our local community serves as an extension of our Creative Adult Play Time family. Thanks to our exceptional partners, we were able to make a significant impact on our Southwark grandparents. We achieved this by offering engaging and inclusive festive workshops that tapped into their inner child. Additionally, each participant enjoys a delicious hot meal, participates in fun therapeutic activities, and receives a wrapped gift.

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SERVICES

Creative Workshops and Warm Spaces

We offer an exciting range of fun day events and weekly community activities throughout the year in safe community settings and warm spaces for people who are suffering from depression, isolation and abandonment. We use various modalities to combat life stress such as dance, drama, performing arts, book clubs, fun days, and our exclusive signature flow therapy.

Talk Therapy and Helping Service

Our therapy services include both group and individual talk therapy. During these sessions, individuals can openly discuss their concerns, goals, and challenges without fear of judgment or bias, through a combination of mindfulness, client-centred or cognitive behaviour therapy and play. Our approach aims to help individuals identify and address patterns of thought and behaviour that may negatively impact their mental well-being. Whether through workshops or a series of sessions, our talk therapy service is designed to support individuals in achieving a healthier state of mind.

Critical Services Signposting and Referrals 

We offer critical service assistance to low-income households and individuals facing financial challenges due to the rising cost of living. Our support includes providing valuable financial and housing advice tailored to point you in the right direction to address the impact of these increased expenses.

Emergency Supplies

Additionally, we provide individuals with new clothing supplies to help them re-enter the workforce, including a new outfit for job interviews. Plus interview coaching services ensure that you present yourself in the best way, both in appearance and communication skills. We are here to help you navigate these challenges and empower you to succeed.

Southwark Council Cost of Living Fund

Southwark Council is pleased to announce that the Community Referral Pathway (CRP) is now open for applications from 13 November 2023 to 29 March 2024. If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact us to determine your eligibility. If eligible, you may receive £100 to support your cost of living. To initiate the process, kindly send us a WhattsUp message with your name and contact number, and one of our team members will promptly call you back. It is important to note that this referral is exclusively available to Southwark residents.

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ACTIVITY GALLERY

OUR TOOLS

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MUSIC & MOVEMENT

We use music and movement to support individuals in finding an emotional, spiritual and physical balance.

This calms the mind and provides relaxation, which can act as a personal-centred alternative nonmedicinal form of healing.

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TALK THERAPY 

Talk therapy is a budding service where we peer you with a helper who can provide emotional support and a friendly ear.

They help you bridge the gap or find restoration by exploring challenges, blind spots or limiting beliefs.

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EXPRESSION

Creative self-expression is a strong theme in every activity.  We aim to help you escape your comfort zone and experience life freshly. We use all kinds of artistic mediums and communication techniques to help you find release and maximise your fun.

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REVIEW

“ The whole experience was great from turning up at the gym meeting the lovely staff & the class it’s self was very different & all very straight forward & it made u feel different after like a release, was hot but not tired great experience learning different moves very quickly didn’t have time to think we all just went with the instructor. Most of all it was fun.

Thanks again”

Marie
(Dance Around The  World Health attendee)

OUR HAPPY PARTICIPANTS

"The experience was fun, it provided me with practical and simple wellness techniques. Plus I tapped into my inner child and was made to feel like a supermodel."
Everyone should experience it.
 
Participant 

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BENEFITS OF ADULT PLAY ON 
MENTAL HEALTH 

Spending time doing things that bring you joy and pleasure has a relaxing effect that counteracts stress. A 2013 study found that playful adults reported having lower stress levels. Play also helped them use healthier coping styles like acceptance and positive reframing.

List of Positive Benefits 

Relieve stress. Play is fun and can trigger the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals can even temporarily relieve pain.

Improve brain function: Helps to challenge the brain preventing memory problems and improving brain function.

Stimulate the mind and boost creativity:  Play can also stimulate your imagination, helping you adapt and solve problems.

Improve relationships and your connection to others: Sharing laughter and fun can foster empathy, compassion, trust, and intimacy with others. 

Keep you feeling young and energetic: In the words of George Bernard Shaw, “We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” 

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TESTIMONIALS

“This experience was very inspiring"
"It is very important; it affects your whole body and helps you to move your whole body, which helps circulatio
n and physical.”
IJAY
(Dance Around The Wo
rld Health - attendee)

Partners

PAST PARTNERS

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Community Southwark
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DATW
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OUR ADDRESS

We are located in Southwark, but we deliver workshops and programs all around London and online.

OPENING HOURS

Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
​​Saturday: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Workshops time vary

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