COVID-19 Affecting Activities

Please note that due to the current national & international situation with COVID-19 Coronavirus, all Matthew's Hub services are being run remotely for the foreseeable future. Click here for more information.

We run regular creative activities to help our members develop new skills and hobbies and to promote social interaction with other members.

Our current online activities include:

Monday

Gaming group: 1pm

The group is for anyone aged 16+. We have 2 sessions a week where we chat using Discord and play games. Popular games are Gartic phone, Among us and Jack box party games, like Quiplash and Bidiots at the moment. Members are also invited to bring along and play their own games while chatting to other members if they like. The gaming group is run via Discord so members can chat with one another even outside of designated gaming sessions if they'd like to do so. 

Support group: 2pm

The focus of the group is to support members to develop coping strategies to manage their own anxiety and low mood, using mainly Mindfulness techniques.

Each week we discuss how members have been coping if they feel able to. There is no expectation that anyone contributes if they don’t want to. You will not be pushed into talking, a consultation about an approach that suits you can be discussed before your first session if needed.

The Facilitator will offer the group at least one Mindfulness exercise each week which is practiced in the session. Members can choose to turn off their video and microphone if they feel more comfortable when doing the exercise.

There will be a quick debrief before the end of the session.

Young People group: 6pm

A social group for our young members. The groups will run for 6 weeks, and the topics discussed will be: feelings and emotions, communication, relationships, sensory differences, self-care and a ‘moving forward’ final session.
 

Tuesday

Social group: 2pm

The groups will run for 6 weeks, and the topics discussed will be: feelings and emotions, communication, relationships, sensory differences, self-care and a ‘moving forward’ final session.

Dungeons & Dragons: 5-7pm

Using Discord, members come together in a group voice chat to role-play in a table-top game. Overseen and run by one of our members, you won’t need anything to play. All the resources members will need are accessible online. Contact nathan@matthewshub.org if you’d like help with any set up. 

Wednesday

Music listening group: 2pm 

A group is a place for musicians and non-musicians to listen to new music together. Each member of the group will choose a song that they like and we all listen to it together over Zoom and discuss what we think about it.

Youth gaming group: 5pm

The group is similar to ‘gaming group’  but is reserved for our younger members; giving them space to develop their own identities around peers of a more similar age group. Youth gaming is specifically for members under the age of 18 with one session a week. Members aged 16 - 18 can engage with both groups as we encourage integration with the rest of the adult membership over time.

Quiz: 7pm

Each week there is a new quiz for members to join in with. Just a bit of fun, no need to be a pro. The focus of the group is to engage members and support social inclusion. We have also had members write and deliver their own quizzes which gives them an activity to do and a chance to come out of their shell.
 

Thursday

Support group: 1pm

The focus of the group is to support members to develop coping strategies to manage their own anxiety and low mood, using mainly Mindfulness techniques.

Each week we discuss how members have been coping if they feel able to. There is no expectation that anyone contributes if they don’t want to. You will not be pushed into talking, a consultation about an approach that suits you can be discussed before your first session if needed.

The Facilitator will offer the group at least one Mindfulness exercise each week which is practiced in the session. Members can choose to turn off their video and microphone if they feel more comfortable when doing the exercise.

There will be a quick debrief before the end of the session.              

Friday

Arts & Crafts: 1pm

This group is for all levels, the group has a fun and relaxed feel to it. Great starting point for anxious members who want to engage more with Matthews Hub.

Each week there is a different artist theme or activity to get involved with. It is also a good chance for our artist members who struggle to make time or get inspiration for their art to make time to do art and try new thing.

Gaming group: 4pm

The group is for anyone aged 16+. We have 2 sessions a week where we chat using Discord and play games. Popular games are Gartic phone, Among us and Jack box party games, like Quiplash and Bidiots at the moment. Members are also invited to bring along and play their own games while chatting to other members if they like. Gaming group is run via Discord so members can chat with one another even outside of designated gaming sessions if they'd like to do so. 

Youth social group: 4:30-7:30pm

A new face-to-face group coming soon at Lonsdale Centre! This group is going to be a place for our young members (13-17 years old) to socialise, have fun and meet new people. Each week there will be different activities: fake-away night, arts and crafts, games and more. Contact betty@matthewshub.org or john@matthewshub.org for more information.

How to join

To join the class members need to send an email to hello@matthewshub.org. Our staff will then send you a link to join the Zoom session.

The activities may change. Please watch our Facebook and Instagram accounts.

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