Regular Support Cafe's and Drop-ins

Salisbury Medical Practice aims to be at the heart of the community for Health and Well-being, we hold regular events in our on-site cafe and conference rooms.  

All of our events are free and open to the whole community meaning that you do not have to be a registered patient in order to attend. Click on the images below to visit the individual charity websites.

Please contact Marion Barton on 01722 333034 or email marion.barton@nhs.net for any information regarding the events listed below.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits are available at all Support Cafes/groups, kindly donated by Tesco Extra Salisbury.


 

Action on Hearing Loss Support Group  

  • 10-11:30am
  • Ebble Room, Fisherton House
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • This group is for anyone living with a hearing loss. Action on Hearing Loss volunteers attend to offer guidance and information, including advice on hearing aids. Also a chance to meet others in a similar situation.
 

Brain Injury Café 

  • 10:30-11:30am
  • Fountain Café, Fisherton House
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • Run by Headway
  • The Brain Injury Cafe offers an informal opportunity to get information, support and advice about brain injury.
  • A brain injury can result from stroke, trauma (anything from concussion to a severe brain injury), lack of oxygen, infection, and tumors, among others.

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Carers Café

 

  • 10:30-11:30am
  • Fountain Café, Fisherton House
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • The Carers Café is a chance for carers to share experiences and meet people in a similar situation. A Carer Support Wiltshire volunteer facilitates this group and can offer guidance and support.

 


Fibromyalgia Cafe

  • 2-3:30pm
  • Ebble Room, Fisherton House
  • 4th Thursday of every month
  • The Fibromyalgia Cafe offers a chance to meet others affected by Fibromyalgia, including friends and family too. Information and peer support is given. 

 


Friends After Bereavement 

  • 1-3pm
  • Wylye Room, Fisherton House
  • 3rd Wednesday of every month
  • This group is for anyone who has lost a loved one, in a safe, relaxed environment. A bereavement counsellor runs the group.

 


Health Trainer Drop-in

  • 10:00-11:30
  • Fountain Café, Fisherton House
  • 1st Thursday of every month
  • Health Trainers offer advice and support with healthy eating, physical exercise, alcohol consumption and general wellbeing. They can also measure blood pressure at the drop-in.


Knit and Natter

  • 1-3pm
  • Fountain Café, Fisherton House
  • 2nd and 4th Friday of every month
  • Knitters, crocheters and crafters welcome! No experience needed, knit your own projects or for local charities.

MS Support Drop-in  

  • 11-1pm
  • Ebble Room, Fisherton House
  • 3rd Friday of every month
  • A chance for people to talk to others who might be in similar situations and to hear about the support and activities available from the local and national MS Society. Come in for a chat, ask information or just meet new people!


Patient Advice and Liaison Service Drop-in 

  • 10:30-11:30am
  • Fountain Cafe, Fisherton House
  • 2nd Monday of every month
  • Come along to meet staff from the PALS Team from Salisbury District Hospital to ask about health related questions.
  • PALS is a confidential service and acts as a point of contact for patients, families and carers

Sight Cafe

  • 2-4pm
  • Fountain Cafe, Fisherton House
  • 1st Tuesday of every month
  • Meet the Wiltshire Sight, Sight Advisors to receive support, information and advice. For anyone who is living with a visual impairment of any kind. 
  • Guide dogs are welcome


Tai Chi (Dementia Friendly)

  • 10:30-11:30am
  • Bemerton Heath Centre
  • Every Wednesday (please book a place by contacting Marion, details at the top of the page)
  • Tai Chi for all, adapted to suit mobility needs such as sit down exercises
  • Dementia Friendly - carers welcome
  • Click here for more information

Tinnitus Café  

  • 1:30-3:30pm
  • Every 3 months:
    • Wednesday 4th September 2019
    • Wednesday 4th December 2019
  • Ebble Room, Fisherton House
  • One of the British Tinnitus Association’s Support Groups, where you can meet new people and share experiences. Different speakers each meeting - contact Marion for information (details at the top of the page)

 


Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living Drop-in

  • Coming soon!

Writing for Wellbeing 

  • 2-4pm
  • Ebble Room, Fisherton House
  • 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Creative writing sessions for all. No experience needed
  • Time to relax and unwind while meeting new people
  • *Launching soon at the Bemerton Heath Centre!*