Join us for our FREE 12 week course, with Niky Dix from Intentional Health starting Monday 21 March at The Venue in Bude

11am – 1pm (including a free lunch)

We’ll be covering:-

Healthy Eating

Getting Active

Practical Parenting

Living happier & fulfilled lives

Boundaries & Parenting

Managing Conflict

Managing stress

Preventing Addictions

Managing Finances

Meet our Trainer: Niky Dix, CEO from Intentional Health will be running our sessions

Got Questions? Want to get in touch?

For more information or to manually book onto this new course, please contact Tash Ellerington, Family Support Worker at Bude Foodbank Plus on info@budefoodbank.org.uk or call her on 07507 556307.

Week 1 – Hopes and Dreams (Monday 21 March 2022)

This is our introductory session on ‘Empowered Living’. It’s an opportunity for us to grab some food, meet as a group for the first time and talk through some of the areas, themes and topics that we’ll be looking at on our 12 week course. It’s a taster session, giving you the opportunity of working out whether this course is also right for you.

Week 2 & 3 – Food and Mood (Monday 28 March & Monday 4 April)

We’ll explore how the decisions of what we eat, impacts our bodies and minds in either a positive or negative way. We’ll look at how to make healthier food choices through reading food labels and understanding more about what a balanced diet can look like.

Break for Easter

Week 4 – Getting Active (Monday 9 May)

This session is all about exploring how to be more active and its impact on our mental and physical bodies. Maybe you have kids too – and if so, we’ll be looking at practical tips on how we can all live more active lives leading to healthier living.

Week 5 – Being the best possible parents (Monday 16 May)

Parenting can be rewarding, but can so often be challenging too! We’ll explore parenting in more detail during this session and we’ll share some practical tips on how we can be the best possible parents.

Week 6 – Managing thoughts and feelings with gratitude (Monday 23 May)

We’ll be looking at how our thoughts and emotions can hijack our wellbeing if we let them. Our session will help us to live happier and more fulfilled lives – even if or when our circumstances around us don’t change.

Week 7 – Boundaries and Parenting (Monday 30 May)

What are healthy boundaries in life and how can they help us overcome, overwhelm, stress and anxiety. Whether you’re a parent or living at home alone or with a partner, these sessions will help in all areas of life.

Break for Bank Holiday

Week 8 – Managing Conflict and Maintaining Communication (Monday 13 June)

How we communicate and our boundaries and respond to others can help or harm us. This session will look at respect for both our own selves and also to others in learning to say no!

Week 9  – Managing Stress and Preventing Addictions (Monday 20 June)

When we are stressed, we can too easily find comfort in distractions that can become addictive. Whether it’s food, our mobile phones, alcohol, gambling or even drugs, we’ll look at how nobody sets out to become addicted, but how we can help prevent it in ourselves or those that are close to us.

Week 10 & 11 – Managing our Finances (Monday 27 June & Monday 4  July)

We’ll finish our course with a look at how to effectively manage our finances. With costs rising and more pressure than ever before on staying on top of our spending, our two part sessions will look at practical ways that we can make good choices and also offer further support if people have found themselves in debt. Our CAP Fiinancial Team will be on hand to give us tips and be available for 1:1 advice and support.  

Week 12 – Celebration and what next? (Monday 11 July)

In this session we’ll do some recapping on what we’ve covered over the 9 previous sessions and also take the time to chat and see what future sessions might be helpful to you.

Find out more about our Course Leader – Niky 

Niky, is wife to Gareth and mum to Sam and Lewi (20 and 18 years). She initiated a parent and toddler group when her sons were babies, which continues to be run by church volunteers in Wadebridge twenty years later.  Niky has also been a secondary school teacher for 10 years, before moving to work with NHS in supporting Cornish communities to improve health and wellbeing.

Niky currently leads Intentional Health, a charity she founded equipping volunteers to support local people in realising better health outcomes, working in partnership with churches around the UK. This 10 week programme is designed to inspire everyone to live healthier, happier and more hope-filled lives. Alongside 25 years practical experience in various community settings, Niky is studying MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology unlocking the science behind how we flourish in life.

She’s delighted to be partnering with the Bude community to offer a 10 week group for parents of all ages to come and explore how we can parent well in community!

The 10 week’s will enable an opportunity to come together around food, before exploring various parenting topics. As well as finding out and sharing what works for parents in the group. Niky will be sharing some tips and tools that she’s discovered that underpin flourishing in parenthood and give the next generation a positive start in life. She also anticipates some people will make friends for life as they journey together through parenting-well.

Got Questions? Want to get in touch?

For more information or to manually book onto this new course, please contact Tash Ellerington, Family Support Worker at Bude Foodbank Plus on info@budefoodbank.org.uk or call her on 07507 556307.