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The Phoenix Project

  • Location: Age UK Teesside
  • Price: Free
Call 01642 805500 for more info

Please note, this service is not available outside Age UK Teesside - Head Office's catchment area.

Age UK Teesside
The Dorothy Rose Suites (29-32)
The T A D Centre
Ormesby Road
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

The Phoenix Project – helping older people overcome mental health problems and to achieve something positive from a difficult period in their lives.

The Phoenix Project

Originally a pilot study into the value of social rehabilitation, the project has developed into an established programme, providing an opportunity for people to spend time with others in a welcoming social environment.

Those attending can do as much or as little as they wish, whilst establishing new friendships and maintaining old ones.

Activities include:
Carpet bowls, including beginners classes
Craft group
Friendship WISE
Chair based exercise
Walking groups
Social events

The priorities are to promote emotional wellbeing, good health and social inclusion.

The evidence is that these activities can contribute to extended remission periods for those with mental health issues, and that when admission to hospital is needed the stay is shortened.

The name Phoenix is a reference to the symbol on the badge worn by occupational therapists, whose involvement played an important part in the development of the project.

The Phoenix Project is funded by Middlesbrough Council.

For more information and to make a booking, contact Tina on 01642 805500.