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Phone: 01227 767660
Email: enquiries@canterburyumbrella.org
Centre: Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Cafe: Mon-Fri 8am-3pm

What’s On

As we begin to reopen following the lockdown there are an increasing number of things happening in our Centre at St Peter’s Place. Most take place on a regular basis and all our members are welcome to join in. It’s easy to become a member. Just follow the link to our Being a Member page.

What's On

Christmas Arrangements

There will be amendments to our current timetable which are as follows: 2oth Canterbury Umbrella Volunteers Thank You Tea Party (invite only); café will be open for serving soup and rolls 21st Closed for Christmas dinner prep 22nd Christmas Dinner collection (no dine in service) + LGBTQIA+ Party @ 4pm 23rd Closed Cathedral carol concert (booking […]

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LGBTQIA+ Christmas Party

Celebrate in a ‘camp as Christmas’ fashion at the final meeting of the year. Come along to join the fun and conversation, nibbles and treats.

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Christmas Crafts

Claire will be helping members create their own Christmas decorations and stocking fillers in our fun and interactive café based activity. Children are welcome to come and take part so feel free to make it a family day out

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Body Positivity

Join our new initiative – ‘Say something nice about yourself. I am………..’  Be part of something from the start…..  

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LGBTQ+ Discussion Group

Be Proud & Challenge Prejudice – join the debate, conversation & find your tribe…….

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Mindfulness with Katie

Need a 5 minute reset? Join us for our mindfulness session to set you up for the week! Monday 12.45 – 1.45 – All Welcome

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Hire our Kitchen

If you would like to hire our kitchen during the evening or at weekends just contact us on 01227767660 or email: enquiries@canterburyumbrella.org The professional kitchen is 5* hygiene-rated and Robert our experienced chef will be delighted to advise you and provide more information. Remember our cafe area can cater for up to 50 people quite […]

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Social Health Cafe

Our 5* hygiene-rated cafe is open to everybody. It serves very reasonably priced hot meals and snacks cooked by Robert our chef. You can relax in our garden and we’re right next to Westgate Gardens It’s a great place to meet friends and even make some new ones Dogs are welcome Come and give us […]

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Peer led meditation

This session is free to all members and will take place every Wednesday 11-12. It will be run by one of our fantastic and experienced volunteers It will enable you to relax and feel more able to cope with all the stresses that you may be suffering at the moment. Just contact enquiries@canterburyumbrella.org or phone […]

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Cooking demos

Every week you can watch a cooking demonstration that can help you use the ingredients that are available each  Wednesday in our Social Pantry food bags. The videos are all on Facebook Live and are very easy to follow. They will help you create a fantastic meal for the cost of just a small donation. […]

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High Tea at Canterbury Umbrella

If you fancy a delicious High Tea of sandwiches and cakes prepared by Robert our top-level chef, just phone us on 01227767660 to book a table. Every Thursday afternoon during the Summer. You won’t be disappointed…especially when it will only cost you £6 a head! Click on this link to find out what’s on offer […]

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Membership Drive

This month we are launching our drive to try and find some new members. If you know of someone who might benefit from coming to Canterbury Umbrella, why not suggest that they come and see what goes on there. You don’t have to sign up to be a member straight away but there are loads […]

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Creative Corner

There have been lots of requests from members to start some  ‘Creative Corner’ activities. Over the next few weeks we will be introducing new activities which will be free for members to join. We are starting with an Art Class with Sam. This will run separately to Diana’s very popular Art Group. Here is the […]

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Members Courses

We are introducing a variety of exciting member’s courses throughout June. These courses will help to provide you with techniques and coping strategies to make life easier. They will be facilitated by Mark with support from Sasha and will be modified as required to suit the needs and requests of members. These will be free […]

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Seated exercise with Coral

This very popular session restarted  on the 8th June. You are welcome to join Coral for some gentle exercises every Tuesday at 10.30 The exercises will help you build your upper body strength and general mobility using the core muscles that we all need for everyday life. It is geared to suit everyone and many […]

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Umbrella welcomes new members

If you follow us on Facebook you will see that there’s a lot happening at Canterbury Umbrella during July. We are actively working to increase our membership and to show just how much Canterbury Umbrella can help people manage their mental health with support from other members and our staff. If you know of someone […]

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Art Group

We are delighted to say that the brilliant Art Group with Diana is restarting on Tuesday 15th June from 1-3pm. This is a very popular group, so if you would like to join them please book your place by phoning 01227767660 or email enquiries@canterburyumbrella.org You don’t have to be an experienced artist or a budding […]

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A new member of staff

We are delighted to welcome Mark Willis to Canterbury Umbrella. He will be supporting Anna as a Mental Health Support Worker on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Mark has extensive experience in supporting people’s mental health and in addition, is a Mental Health First Aid Trainer. We are very excited to be welcoming Mark and I […]

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Food Packs

Food packs are available for anyone who needs one to collect every Wednesday lunchtime. The contents link into our Facebook Live cookery presentations. All we ask is for a small donation of whatever you can afford. If you would like to request one please phone us on 01227 767660 or email enquiries@canterburyumbrella.org

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Cooking with Rob and Friends

Our cookery presentations on Facebook live have been taking place throughout lockdown They are very popular programmes and offer cheap and healthy recipes to try. Recently we have been linking the recipes to the content of our food packs so that viewers can make a healthy meal under Robert’s guidance, using the ingredients that are […]

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Blended Wellbeing – Calls

Lots of people are finding it difficult to leave the house at the moment, but our highly experienced staff are always here to give you friendship, support, and guidance. We can phone or text you whichever you prefer. Just contact Anna on 01227 767660 for more details or send an email to: enquiries@canterburyumbrella.org

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Express Yourself Through Drama

STOP PRESS: Currently the group are in rehearsal for their production at Marlowe studio on Oct 29/30 – New members welcome in Nov – come along and see the show!! £7 tickets available from Marlowe Box Office Group is Drama is a great way to gain self confidence and to express your feelings. These sessions […]

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Wake Up to Yoga: Virtual

These sessions which are facilitated by Monica, offer you a chance to wake up in a calming manner and start your day with some positive mental wellbeing by having the opportunity to stretch your body and get ready for the day.

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Walk and Talk with Martin

This is a great way to meet new friends and enjoy a bit of exercise at the same time. Everyone is welcome even if you have trouble walking very far. We chat about everything under the Sun! Most people come back for lunch at the Social Health Cafe Please check our social media platforms or […]

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Gardening with Peter

We are delighted that Peter will be restarting his gardening club in July. More information to follow

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Wake Up to Yoga

These ‘Covid safe’ face-to-face sessions take place every Monday in our big function room and are facilitated by Linda. This is a great way to start the week and make new friends whilst experiencing the huge benefits that Yoga provides. There is a small charge for this session.

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