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

Music Listening Group: 1pm - 2pm 

The 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.

Women's Group: 2pm - 3pm

The group is a safe place for Women to meet, build relationships, talk about issues relating to being an Autistic Woman in a relaxed environment.

Generally, we have a different subject/theme each week to discuss within the group i.e. socialising, stimming etc.

Tuesday

Support Group: 2pm - 3pm  

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 session.

Wednesday

Support Group: 12pm - 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 session.

Arts & Crafts: 2pm - 4pm

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.

Young People's Group: 5pm - 6pm (Age 13 - 16), 7pm - 8pm (Age 17 - 21)

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.

Thursday

Quiz: 2pm - 3pm

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.

Friday

Creative writing Group: 2.30 - 4 pm

A 12 week course with our fantastic tutor Laurie Kennedy.  Learn ways to add some extra flair to your writing, reacquaint yourself with some storytelling basics, and learn how to make stories leap off the page.

By the end of the sessions, you will have learnt how to create characters, a setting, a plot, and hopefully a short story.  You will learn the 7 basic plots, how to defeat writer's block, how to make interesting characters, and how to write a story that is fun to read.

In the class, you can meet and discuss stories with other members and look into what you love about stories and choose exactly the story you want to write.

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.

Matthew’s Hub is a registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)

© Matthew's Hub 2020. Registered Charity No. 1169872 An indicoll website
Cookie PolicyPrivacy PolicyDisclaimerAccessibilityCoronavirus (COVID-19)Complaints PolicyMember Privacy Notice