Acorn Centre Closed

Due to the lockdown restrictions announced across the UK, the Centre will be closed for most face-to-face activity sessions. However, we are continuing to offer daily telephone support and a number of virtual activity sessions via our Zoom video-conferencing groups. For our other services, such as Counselling or Befriending, please see the main menu.

Click here for the September calendar of events.

To join any of our Zoom sessions, please phone 01423 503335 or email

Partial Re-opening

From March we will be open for people to attend some of our group sessions in the Centre. Places are limited and booking is essential.  The Acorn Centre will be open in June for:

  • Monday – Women’s Group
  • Wednesday – Arts and Crafts
  • Friday – Coffee and Conversation Group

Please check the programme for times.

We will not be able to admit anyone who hasn’t booked in advance.

Telephone Support

From 8.30 am until 5 pm each weekday we continue to offer our telephone support service where you can speak to a member of our team. Regular calls can be arranged to check in, and we are here to answer the phone to anyone who may be struggling with their mental health.

Arts & Crafts Group

The arts and crafts group runs on Zoom every Wednesday morning between 11 am – 12 pm. Members of the group can develop their creative skills and learn new ones.

Thanks to Stowe Family Law for donating £200 towards our Arts & Crafts group.

Women’s Group

Our Women’s Group takes place every Monday on Zoom from 2 pm – 3 pm. This is a small supportive group offering a programme of activities such as healthy eating sessions, staying safe and budgeting. All new ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Relaxation Sessions

Our relaxation sessions run on Zoom every Wednesday from 12.30 pm – 1 pm and are designed to encourage individuals to develop techniques to enhance wellbeing, lower stress and improve mental health.

Mindfulness Sessions

We have a new mindfulness session starting from 15th January and running on Zoom every Friday from 11.30 am – 12 pm to teach the skills to manage daily struggles and to stay present.

Coffee and Conversation Group

Our coffee and conversation group runs on Zoom every Monday morning from 11.30 am – 12.30 pm and on Fridays from 2 pm – 3 pm. Start and end the week with some time for relaxed conversation.

Useful Videos

As well as the live groups and sessions that we offer we have created some instructional videos that you might find useful.

Healthy Eating with Esther: Exercise Videos:
   Oaty Bites    Mind Stretch
   Cheesy Scones
   Egg Muffins

Future Sessions

Although current restrictions mean that face-to-face sessions cannot go ahead, we have plenty of ideas for when we can open again…

  • Singing Group
  • Walking Group
  • Outreach
  • Gardening Sessions