We’re working some brilliant local organisations to offer a diverse range of positive activities in Sheffield. The free activities include art classes, Black hair and beauty courses, music sessions, mindfulness workshops, opportunities to get outside, and more. We also have micro-grants available for more organisations to start their positive activity.

Here’s more information about the activities and how to take part.

Adira

Black hair and beauty courses and mentorship training for members of the Black community in recovery.

Location: The Wicker, Sheffield City Centre
Contact: Adiraboard@adira.org.uk

The Archer Project

Screen printing taster classes, therapeutic activities with horses, and sessions to train as greeters for Sheffield Cathedral. For adults who visit The Archer Project.

Location: Sheffield City Centre and Sheffield S8
Contact: ContactUs@archerproject.org.uk or 0114 2636970

The Art House at St. Matthew’s

Evening pottery and art classes with a cooked meal and drink provided.

Location: Sheffield City Centre
Contact: info@arthousesheffield.co.uk or 0114 2723970

Bloom Sheffield 

Activities include ‘Gardening to Feel Good’ groups for women in recovery from mental health conditions. They are also offering a ‘pay as you feel’ Winter Wellbeing programme from November 2023 to February 2024.

Location: Heeley, Meersbrook and Gleadless Valley
Contact: cath@bloomsheffield.com

Endeavour Training

Person centred outdoor activities such as walking, canoeing, fishing, paddle-boarding, conservation, orienteering and bush craft. For adults in recovery from multiple disadvantage.

Location: Fir Vale, and spaces in and around Sheffield
Contact: katie.leather@endeavour.org.uk or 0114 2438219

Ethel Trust

Day experiences on a community barge along the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal.

Location: Victoria Quays and Tinsley Marina
Contact: 07722 678168

Care Café at Firth Park Library

Everyone is welcome to our therapeutic space to unwind, connect and socialise at Saturday lunchtimes.

Call 07482 642514 or email lifeaftercrisis1250@gmail.com for more information.

Firvale Community Hub

Activities targeted towards BAME adults in recovery. Includes gardening, cook and eat sessions, health walks, art sessions, and interfaith education activities.

Location: Fir Vale
Contact: info@firvalecommunityhub.org.uk or 0114 2619130

Framework

Person-centred programme of activities for women engaging with Street Outreach, including life skills, peer support groups, physical activities and crafts.

Location: Burngreave and Sheffield City Centre
Contact: Claire.Kirby@FrameworkHA.org or 07971 987561

Haven

Activities for survivors of domestic abuse including arts and crafts, mindfulness, dance, zumba, baking, alpaca treks and picnics.

These activities are for people already working with Haven.

Food and wellbeing nights with One Somali Foundation

A warm space and meal for those who are struggling with alcohol, substance misuse and mental health issues in the Somali community.

Friday and Saturday nights at locations across Sheffield.

Call 07393027779 or email info@onesomalifoundation.org for more information, and stay updated on One Somali Foundation’s Instagram.

RiteTrax

Activities for people in recovery, including a weekly evening music drop-in, 1-2-1 sessions developing skills in music, group therapeutic sessions and dry/alcohol-free music events once a month.

Location: Sheffield City Centre
Contact: info@ritetrax.co.uk or 07709 958848

Space To Breathe

Mindfulness sessions, wellbeing courses and one-off groups on specific tools such as breathing exercises. For adults who have experienced mental health challenges.

Location: in locations across Sheffield
Contact: info@spacetobreatheuk.com or 0114 2412 794

Community lunch, arts and crafts, and more at St. Mary’s Community Centre, Bramall Lane

Our community services include bespoke support, lunch clubs, support buddies, volunteering, English classes and debt advice.

Call 0114 2230223 or email admin@stmarys-church.co.uk for more information, and stay updated on St Mary’s Instagram.

Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre

Health, fitness, multi-sports, swimming, knitting and support groups. For adults in recovery from multiple disadvantage, older people, and parents recovering from mental health challenges.

Location: Stocksbridge
Contact: admin@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk or 0114 288 3792

Target Housing

Activities including fishing, gardening, cooking, budgeting, getting out into nature, education around environmental issues, team building and problem solving. For Target Housing service users with complex needs, as well as other adults in recovery from multiple disadvantage.

Location: in locations across Sheffield
Contact: info@targethousing.org.uk or 0330 202 0403

Food squad at Theatre Deli

Everyone is welcome to join for food and companionship from 10am-2pm on Fridays.

Find out more by emailing foodsquadsheff@outlook.com or calling 07564873098, and stay updated on Food Squad’s Instagram.

Thank you to Sheffield Changing Futures, Sheffield City Council and Sheffield Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team for supporting us to administer this funding.