Forget-Me-Nots

Forget-Me-Nots

The Forget Me Not flower has symbolism with connections with people; challenges; and memories. 

Our Forget-Me-Nots group aims to tackle loneliness and social isolation.

What is the Forget-Me-Nots group?

In the Parish of South Beddington and Roundshaw we recognise one of the challenges that has emerged from COVID-19 is the effects of being lonely and feeling isolated.   We believe that God designed us for relationships.  Therefore we want help in developing time and space for community members to reflect and build relationships, find some answers to the things that challenges them and re-connect with others.

It is a support group for those who feel lonely, isolated or affected by the pandemic. It is a safe space to talk and listen.  We will use reflective techniques to support each other.

When will it run?

We run our Forget-Me-Nots on Wednesday's normally in the afternoon.  Initially we will have a one-to-one chat and then we can see how that develops into group meetings, initially online via zoom, then in-person when restrictions allow. 

Contact Father Paul for details:

Email: fr.paul.fitzpatrick@gmail.com 

Phone: 07565 786 901

Who can come to the Forget-me-Nots group?

  • Anyone who is aged 65 and over living in South Beddington and Roundshaw, who are lonely and feel isolated

  • Anyone who is connected with or attends St. Paul’s Church Roundshaw and St. Michael and All Angels Church South Beddington

We aim to help people to:

  • Feel connected with others

  • Join in discussion and activities and feel less isolated

  • Make new friends and re-connect with others

  • Get involved and re-connect

  • Help each other

Suggested activities are:

  • Reflecting upon and sharing our feelings

  • How healthy am I

  • Let’s improve our technology knowledge

  • Wellbeing: body, mind and spirit

  • Listening to each other

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Father Paul.