Our other Services

More information about our services and how to access them are found on this page.


Jolly Joggers

Jolly Joggers are a beginners running (jogging) group. We are part of Dudley Mind’s Get Set to Go programme which aims to get more people active to improve their mental health.

We are a friendly, welcoming, supportive group for anyone who is struggling with their mental health right now or in the past including stress, low mood, anxiety or depression or another mental health problem. Along with anyone who wants to improve their mental wellbeing through running/jogging.

Jolly Joggers

More about Jolly Joggers

Over 12 weeks we build up your jogging and running from a walk (no previous experience necessary) and celebrate week 12 by joining Wolverhampton parkrun which is a weekly 5k (3.1 miles) run around West Park.

At the end of the session Jolly Joggers past and present join for tea in the Café (optional) it is a great way to get to know new people and to make new friends. Throughout the term we take part in a range of activities; past activities have included: Time to Talk Day, Easter Egg Hunt, Treasure Hunt, Mental Health Awareness Week, Halloween themed activities and World Mental Health Day.

We are led by a small team of volunteers from Dudley Mind who are qualified Leadership In Running Fitness coaches. The sessions are insured and risk assessed and open to people 18+.

Please note that Jolly Joggers is a 12 week programme, we allow people to join up until the third week of the current programme. If you miss the third week deadline you would need to wait until the start of the next available Jolly Joggers group.


Growing in the Park

We use gardening to build and support the mental and physical health of our communities.

Our projects provide activities, skills training and friendship for people with, or at risk of, isolation and poor mental health.

Gardening

More about our gardening activities

People who garden regularly know that being outdoors, seeing the changing seasons, caring for plants, getting some exercise and working alongside other people makes them feel good. Recent research has now provided sound evidence to support that. It shows that outdoor activities, often called ‘ecotherapy’ can:

  • Improve mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Increase physical activity
  • Help to improve concentration
  • Help in managing anxiety and depression
  • Build confidence as people learn new skills
  • Support the move into training, qualifications and employment
  • Build connections and friendships in local communities

Our garden projects are open to anyone over the age 18. You don’t need any gardening experience and you don’t need to be strong or physically fit – we have activities to suit everyone.

Have a look at our Facebook page here


Walking Group

Our walking group is a friendly, welcoming and supportive group of people who all enjoy meeting up once a month for a walk and a chat together, to help improve and manage their mental health and Wellbeing.

The walks are led each month by our two friendly walk leaders Kirpal and Ade who both have their own experience with mental health as well as being members of our board of trustees.

Walking

More on the Dudley Mind Walking Group

The location of the walks changes from month to month. Past walks have taken place at Kinver Edge, Leasowes Park and the grounds surrounding Wollaston Tennis club.

Schedule of walks until December 2019

All walks are between 3-5 miles, allow up to 2 1/2 hours. Basic level of fitness needed and ability to climb steps or use stiles.

Saturday August 31st

The Pedmore Loop, Stourbridge

Meet at 10:00am, Ounty John Lane, Pedmore, Stourbridge.

Easy to moderate walk, some steps – nice views over fields

Saturday September 28th

Bunkers Hill Wood in Autumn, Stourbridge

Meet at 10:00am, Bunkers Hill Wood car park.

Moderate walk, some steep hills – nice views and changing leaves?

Saturday October 26th

Kinver Edge – The Witches’ Cave, Kinver

Meet at 10:00am, Kinver Rock Houses Car Park, Kinver.

A Halloween theme to this walk! Moderate walk, some steep slopes – might be mud.

Saturday November 30th

Wollaston Canal Winter Walk (including café stop and warm up at Bell’s Fisheries)

Meet at 10:00am, Wollaston Tennis club car park, Wollaston

Easy walk. One stile – might be mud.

Saturday December 28th

Clent Hills Country Park, Hagley

Meet at 10:00 am – Nimmings Wood Car Park, Clent Hills, Hagley (Note there is a fee for parking at this car park)

Moderate walk, some steep climbs. Great views of a winter wonderland?


Keeping it Together

A friendly, welcoming Drop In service for people who experience mental health difficulties and those who feel socially isolated, and would benefit from receiving support from like minded people.

Meet twice a week, Monday from 3:00pm – 6:00pm and Thursdays 3:00pm – 7:00pm in Dudley.

A trained member of staff will always be available to listen and support you. Non alcoholic drinks are available for free but hot or cold food is available for at small charge.

Keeping it Together is hosted in partnership with Nehemiah UCHA and Henry Court.

Mental health awareness


Contact Us

01384 442938

enquiries@dudleymind.org.uk

221 Hagley Road

Stourbridge, DY8 2JP