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Get your first session FREE! Please phone 07908 639736 or fill in the contact form.

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What is Active Minds?

Active Minds is designed to maintain someone’s cognitive function as well as concentrating on nutrition and physical therapy. Each session will have 5 people in the group and will be facilitated by a specialist CST dementia coach. The sessions will last 2.5 hours and are targeted towards a different aspect of the brain including:

  • Language and numbers
  • Faces
  • Categorising
  • Geographical locations

The sessions will be measured to ensure what we do makes a difference to someone’s mental health and quality of life.

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Where do the sessions run?

The Active Minds sessions will be taking place at the Budleigh Health & Wellbeing Hub every week.

Address: Budleigh Hub, East Budleigh Road, Budleigh Salterton, EX9 6HF

Information about the hub: 01395 446896

To book a session: 07908 639736

Timetable of activities

Please see the table below showing an example of the day’s activities. There will be 3 sessions per day and individuals can come to as many as they like.

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Types of activities covered in the sessions – Reminiscence, creative and practical activities, music, discussions focussed on opinions and not on facts, cognitive games such as word or number games, physical games, orientation such as seasonal activities and observations.

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Key benefits

  • Improving memory and thinking skills, especially around recognition and use of words and numbers
  • The sessions aid recall and concentration skills
  • Encouraging new ideas, thoughts and associations
  • Great for social and communication skills and increased confidence through connecting with others
  • Involvement and inclusion to help alleviate feelings of isolation
  • Increased wellbeing through fun and enjoyable activities
  • Our sessions will always take into account the interests, history, skills and abilities of the individual and all group members
  • The sessions are based on implicit learning – which generally means the cognitive benefits happens without people noticing

Costs & free session

Our sessions are from £15.00 per hour.

We understand that for some people this will be a new experience, which is why we offer the first session for FREE. This will enable you to experience the benefits of our sessions for yourself, as well as familiarise yourself with our team and the ways in which we work.

Please contact us to arrange your free trial session and find out a little more.

Get signed up!

To get signed up for one of our sessions, please phone the Budleigh Hub Reception, Jonathan Hanbury or Kathrine Bailey. Before you attend a session, we would like to talk to the family or social worker to gauge the individual’s cognitive ability, interests and personality so that we match them with a group at a similar level.

Every family will get the first session free so they can assess us and get a good insight into what we do. After the first session we aim to create a routine, encouraging the individual to come along on the same day(s) each week.

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Get in contact with us

We would love to hear from you. Whether you are looking to book a free trial or would like to learn more about our care partnerships. Fill in this form and our team will be in touch.

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