Thursday Self Help Group

The session on Thu 20th is cancelled due to covid

If you any of these symptoms- headache, runny nose or sore throat = do not attend

 We need everyone to do lateral flow tests. Other measures like masks are sadly not sufficient.

Omicron update:

You must do a lateral flow within 24 hours before a face-to-face session and bring evidence of it to the session such as NHS app, a text message from the NHS or the LFD test itself. This is a temporary measure for December and January. This is the only way our groups can continue face-to-face otherwise they would revert to on-line, which we do not wish to do.

Thursday sessions every week 10am-12pm at SODIT, SYAC building, The Wicker. No booking, no waiting list.


By attending you are agreeing to

  • do a referral form as soon as possible, preferably before the session which you can do by downloading a referral form here and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • wear a face covering and inform us in advance if you cannot wear one.
  • do your best to stick to any rules imposed by the venue such as distancing. 
  • not attend if unwell

These meetings are face to face in the city centre. The rooms are ventilated. We need the cooperation of all members to make it as safe as possible so sessions never stop again.

If you cannot wear a face covering please inform us in advance. It is strongly advised to wear face coverings - we believe this and ventilation reduce aerosol transmission by about 70% allowing us to run sessions. The venue may ask for evidence of exemption on entry. 

Please be respectful of other members and of volunteers and the venue, we are being allowed to use it.

The location of our new home at SODIT, above circled. Please note there is not parking that can be used, but there is on street parking available in the surrounding areas e.g. car park on Windrush Way. Please note, this is very close by to our Wednesday groups, but NOT the same building. Wednesdays is Flourish, Thursdays is SODIT. If someone is not able to walk a distance due to a disability it may be possible to be dropped off at the entrance to SYAC off Derek Dooley way, please discuss this with NPS. Please be wary that this is an urban clearway and waiting restrictions apply. Do not break traffic laws, or irritate the landlords, we use the venue at their invitation. 

SODIT, Unit 4
SYAC Business and enterprise centre
110-120 The Wicker
S3 8JD
The SYAC building, below:


Meeting Topic Venue
Thu 16th Dec   exercise  SODIT
Thu 23rd Dec   Winter routines SODIT 
Thu 30th Dec Post Christmas session SODIT (no toilets available as main building closed)
Thu 6th Jan Planning and goals SODIT 
Thu 13th Jan Thinking styles SODIT 

Format of Thursday session

10am- Introduction and 'How was your week?' 

10:20am- Main topic(s)

11am- Tea break

11:20am- Subtopic or whatever the members decide e.g. practical tips or mindfulness

12pm- End of the session


" I just wanted to say that yesterday's face to face meeting was fabulous. The facilitators were very knowledgeable and helpful, as was the input from my peers.

Yesterday's focus was perfect for me and it helped me immensely. I can not thank you enough. I look forward to all future sessions." new member.