Spectrum People Activities

Spectrum People Activities

Spectrum People offers a range of ongoing activities & events within the wakefield district.

  • Apple Tree Community Garden in Agbrigg
  • Art Therapy in Airedale, including at Tieve Tara and The Hut
  • Social prescribing for all ages
  • Safe Space, in person at the Art House in Wakefield and virtually
  • Community events
  • Volunteering opportunities

We also offer limited sessions throughout the year in partnership with local organisations, artists, and independent businesses. These have included Theatre Based Workshops, Mindfulness sessions, craft groups, singing groups and cooking classes. You can keep up to date on our latest activities by visiting our News section.

Apple Tree Community Garden

At Appletree we strive to be a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive community garden space. We’re situated in Agbrigg, Wakefield, and open to all residents and anyone interested in spending time outdoors, enjoying fresh community-grown food, meeting new people, and learning new skills.

No matter what your experiences, strengths, or abilities, we’d love you to be a part of who we are – whether that’s discovering or sharing your knowledge about the joys of sowing, planting, and harvesting; learning new ways to cook; building, mending, recycling and reusing; or simply sharing in conversation and enjoying the garden atmosphere.

Find out more here

Art Therapy

Art therapy is a type of psychotherapy that uses art media to explore emotions. It is not an art lesson, and you don’t need to be good at art. Anyone of any age can benefit from these sessions.

Art can help to find the right words for how you are feeling.

Creations are made through relevant themes or by freely exploring the materials, we then use the art as communication to help gain new insight into difficulties and together we can try and find a way forward.

Some people find that the use of art creates a more visual journey through therapy which they can reflect on at a later date and which can help with memory.

Wakefield Safe Space

Wakefield Safe Space understands that our mind doesn’t always have on off-switch and that many of us may find we need support late at night after a tough day, or when other services are closed. 1 in 4 of us experience mental health difficulties, Wakefield Safe Space is available between 6pm and 12am, 6 nights a week to support anybody aged 16+ in the Wakefield area who feel they need somebody to listen and talk through their mental health difficulties.

The service is free to access, anybody can call for support without needing a referral from a GP or Health professional.

Wakefield Safe Space offers:

  • 1 to 1 support in person
  • 1 to 1 support over the phone
  • 1 to 1 support via zoom
  • Group Social Activities between 8-10pm

Please note: All supports must be arranged via phone call or text. Wakefield Safe Space is unable to provide drop-in support at this time.

 

To get support from Wakefield Safe Space simply call or text 07776962815 during the opening times and the team will arrange a support time that evening to suit you.

Opening Times:

Monday: 18:00-00:00

Tuesday: 18:00-00:00

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 18:00-00:00

Friday: 18:00-00:00

Saturday: 18:00-00:00

Sunday: 18:00-00:00