A Drama Group for adults with Learning disabilities and Mental Health needs. “Changing Faces” provides individuals with the opportunity to discover hidden talents through exploration of different aspects of Dramatic Arts.
The aim of the group is to ensure inclusion for all. At SUMMIT we understand that not everyone has the confidence to be centre stage. This is why we offer a variety of opportunities including; producing, writing, stage make-up and costume design as well as directing.
The Drama group have developed and performed a variety of original productions
Our Actors can be viewed on YouTube and on Essex County Council’s Website.
SPORTS & LEISURE
We have a variety of groups which support people with learning disabilities and mental illness to improve their fitness using physical activities. We facilitate a green gym which makes use of the outdoors and we organise sporting events such as indoor bowls and table tennis.
Craft Creations is an Art therapy group for people with learning disabilities and people who suffer mental illness. This group brings creativity to therapy and is popular with our service users and professional referrers. Participants have the opportunity to express themselves through the medium of art and let their mind unwind. All resources are provided and there is no charge for this service.
HEALTH DROP IN
The Health Drop-In takes place every two weeks supported by ourselves, ACE (Anglian Community Enterprise) and HPFT (Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust). This provides the opportunity for people to come and discuss any health issues they have in a private and confidential environment. We also look at healthy eating and how to look after and keep ourselves safe.
This is a three year project funded by the Big Lottery. SUMMIT Services provides structured group sessions where the focus is building confidence and assertiveness skills through a range of therapeutic activities. We facilitate groups, where people can learn skills such as Mindful Meditation and Relaxation Therapy as well as attend group sessions on understanding emotional well-being.
SUMMIT Sanctuary is a service for women who for a variety of reasons may be experiencing loneliness and isolation and wish to connect with others.
SUMMIT Sanctuary will provide a safe, confidential venue for vulnerable women to meet and connect with their peers, have the opportunity to become experts by experience, gain skills and improve their health and wellbeing.
On a Wednesday morning we facilitate a women’s action group where participants can explore and resolve issues through shared experience. These groups will be supported by qualified advocates.
This project has been supported by the Tampon Tax Community Foundation which is managed by the independent grant making trust Essex Community Foundation (ECF).
For further information contact SUMMIT on 01255 429778.