Coffee & Cards Groups (blended learning for NDIS participants)

Coffee & Cards

Coffee & Cards is another new addition to our blended learning programs. It’s been created to assist in these times of self isolation, quarantines and lock downs with a focus on social skills, engagement and connection.
Like all Art For The Mind blended programs, it has been built for the long term as well as the current situation, to ensure options to expand social networks and engage those who may normally have limited access to attending face-to-face groups.  
I hope this new option can bridge the gap for you and I look forward to hearing from you or your Support Coordinator soon.
Social skills and the ability to connect with others are something many take for granted. However, now that we have been in isolation for a while everything can get a little more challenging and skills we may have found easy in the past may get lost or are hard to translate in the virtual environments.
Join our coffee & cards groups. This group is about connecting with others and developing social skills for the new world we live it. Each week we will catch up to work on our cards while we chatter away about life, the universe and everything in between. We will have challenges for each week to keep the projects interesting and learn a bunch of new techniques along the way. Whilst guidance, prompts, tutorials and a selection of monthly card making supplies will be provided, participants will need their own tools and are encouraged to utilise any supplies they may have at home already as we know you might have an awesome stash hidden away that may have a bit of dust on them ;-). This group is less structured to allow for creativity and a range of skill levels.
It’s held in our special online platform that allows for blended learning. All you need to access the platform is a good internet connection and an electronic device with a webcam. The platform is a secure purpose build space that allows for a virtual classroom (video is encouraged by not required), chat, forums, written guides, videos and interactive activities. We hope it is a place you can feel safe to tell your truths, face your inner self and become part of a new support network. The group sizes will still be kept small for the best chance to actually get to know each other and more directed support.
Together we will share achievements and celebrations, but where it’s also okay to not-be-okay. At Art For The Mind there is no requirement to participate, although we know you’ll love it when you do. We understand that sometimes just simply logging in and showing up is an achievement enough.
Membership & Perks
Memberships are offered to Coffee & Cards (inclusive) groups. Memberships are for the regular weekly attendance for that particular group. They are rolling membership, with end dates dependent on availability within your NDIS plan.
Members also receive your own AFTM canvas bag and each month a monthly supplies pack will be sent out as well, or available for collection for those who prefer.
Competition, raffles prizes, gifts and giveaways frequently available both in groups and via Facebook groups.
Memberships charged weekly and can be cancelled at any time with 1 months notice.
Classes / Memberships
Class Membership
Cost per class / week
Membership to Coffee & Cards (inclusive) group,
Art For The Mind’s blended learning model, inclusive of some materials

Class / Group
Group Name
Coffee & Cards
10.30am – 12.30pm
7.30pm – 9.30pm

For NDIS participants
  • Work with you towards achieving your plan goals and expanding your capabilities.
  • Peer lead, so your facilitator has an understanding of some of the challenges you may be facing and the ebbs and flows of mental health concerns.
  • Special online platform and small groups to create a safe space.
  • Create or expand you support network.
  • Work on social skills in a safe environment.
  • Quarterly reporting to Support Coordinators or your mental health support team.
  • Provides supporting letters for plan reviews to increase chances of better review outcomes.
  •  Safe and nurturing environment.
  • Material is presented in different mediums to allow for different learning styles.
  • If you don’t attend the 'group' you can follow the written material, videos or the class recording.
  • Weekly one-on-one welfare checks.
  •  Some materials provided
  •  Must be Plan Managed or Self Managed.
  • 18 years old and over only.
Want to join in,
arrange to get the Service Request completed 
& submitted to me now!

Click HERE for Service Request

To request a Service Request or further information:
Phone or text: 0422 452 460
Post: PO Box 190, Mooroolbark VIC 3138

1 comment:

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