Events at The Brink
There’s always something going on at The Brink…
Our programme of entertainment and events includes all sorts… We bring you great live music, poetry, plays, performances and open mic evenings. We even roll out the big screen to show local football matches!
Best of all, entry to most of our events is totally free (but we’ll always be sure to let you know if there’s any charge for special events!).
SATURDAYS, 11am - 12noon
FOOTBALL TEAM - TRAINING
Join our trophy winning football team! Get in touch if you want to play for Boys from the Brink, or even if you just want to train. 11-a-side games and tournaments with other recovery related organisations.
EVERY SECOND SUNDAY, 2pm – 3.30pm
WALKING GROUP (informal)
Clients and service users are welcome to join Paula on the weekly walk…great way to exercise, burn calories, or even just connect, chat with others and take in some fresh air and city sights.
GUITAR (lessons £5)
6.30pm - 8pm GUITAR LESSONS - 'Advanced Beginners'
Also, INTERMEDIATE CLASS runs on TUESDAYS from 6.30pm - 8pm.
Also, ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS runs on THURSDAYS from 6.30pm - 8pm.
Book at The Brink, on Facebook with Robert Cunliffe, or Tel 0151 703 0584 and reserve a place. All lessons £5. NB no classes on 17/18 April
MONDAYS, 12noon - 3pm
All manner of assistance and information on how to apply for housing, ESA, JSA, DLA, Council Tax, Bedroom Tax and much much more... FREE SERVICE!
TUESDAYS, 12pm - 3pm
RECOVERY COLLEGE at THE BRINK
We’re thrilled to expand on our ever-growing programme of Recovery and Wellbeing by announcing our partnership with The Life Rooms (MerseyCare NHS) which will see an extensive 16 week course running at The Brink all geared towards furthering your wellbeing.
Attendance is FREE. You can pick whichever of the courses is for you or do them all! First session Tues 5th is Challenging Stigma Awareness
WEDNESDAYS, 10am - 12pm
Come and help our garden grow! It’s therapeutic, it’s free exercise and you learn how to plant and look after a garden space and the fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs it contains. We share skills and crafts and would love you to come and be part of it.
WEDNESDAYS, 14.30 – 16.30
ART WORKSHOP – Courage to Change
‘Meditative Doodling’ is how our art tutor Kim describes this class. It’s a brilliant way to channel your creativity, focus your mind and restore some inner peace, not to mention create some fantastic artwork you can be proud of.
WEDNESDAYS, 5.30pm – 8pm
R.A.P - RECOVERY ASPIRATION PROJECT
EMPLOYMENT SERVICE Call us on 0151 703 0582 to make an appointment with Cathy (not a drop in). Helps with volunteering, CV’s, training, finding employment, current vacancies, interviews and all the rest.
EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY, 12noon - 2pm
We have partnered with Samaritans in Liverpool and will be hosting their services from now on. Sometimes our problems can lead us to self harm or to think life isn’t worth living anymore. If you just want someone to talk to, who won’t judge, then Samaritans can offer that service. If you would prefer to talk on the phone you can call (free) 116 123.
EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY, 6.45pm - 7.45pm
TAI CHI with Angela Howarth
Of Chinese origin, Tai Chi has been practiced for thousands of years in the east. A slow, graceful practice yet one full of intent and purpose. £6 per session. Reduced rates for clients and service users. With Angela Howarth.
THURSDAYS, 12noon – 2pm
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP
A group for anyone affected by a loved one’s misuse of alcohol or drugs. The group offers a safe space in which family members can speak openly, with the support of our Family Group Facilitator. Help, education, support and understanding all available.
THURSDAYS/FRIDAYS, 5pm – 8pm
Drug Pre-abstinence Support Service. Drug use become problematic? Thinking of becoming abstinent? Please get in touch for 1:2:1 counselling provided by Level 4 counselling students.
FRIDAYS, 09.00 – 10.00
A weekly meditation group to get your morning and whole weekend off to a more blissful start. Our relaxation techniques have great short term benefits. Long term practice of meditation however has even more powerful benefits for your wellbeing. Come sample the serenity. Free.
BRINK REGULARS AND WEEKLIES:
BRINK EXCLUSIVE - NUTRITION WORKSHOPS
IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH, VITALITY & CONFIDENCE - 3 roads to transformation with Feel Great Formula. 6.30 – 8.00pm - FREE ENTRY.
Digest your way to health and happiness
Making sure your digestive function is spot-on could be the single most important thing you can do for your health. And it's remarkable how quick and dramatic the effects can be. Learn:
How digestion affects EVERYTHING about your health
How the British Diet is destroying your digestive system, meal by meal
Two fundamentals you must get right to master digestion
Three simple and free tools you can start to use from today onwards to improve your digestion
Master your hormones to master your life
When our hormones are disrupted we can feel at the mercy of the chaos around us without even realising why life seems so difficult. By identifying hormones that have got out of kilter, and knowing what to do about it, we can calm the storm and gain more confidence and balance in our lives.
Lift low mood and live happier
When we have low mood everything seems difficult. But by building a few simple habits that change our biochemistry we can set the foundations for the best possible chance of renewed energy and zest for life.
SATURDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER, 7pm - Midnight
A night of celebration and unity for members of NA. DJ, dancing and good times to be had! £5 for people over 90 days clean. If under 90 days donations welcome.
FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER, 7pm - 9pm
Live Music from THE LIST, a group of service users making the most of their musical skills with what should be a great night down at The Brink.
THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 4pm – 6pm
NVC WORKSHOP (Nonviolent Communication) - The work of pioneer Marshall B. Rosenborg
Misunderstanding, frustrations, anger, depression and sometimes violence can ensue when we communicate with judgement. NVC transforms the thinking, language and moralistic judgments into one which enriches the relationships you dream of, whilst teaching you how to resolve conflict with ease and get what you want and need without using demands. Importantly it teaches us to hear the needs of others too.
In this workshop we aim to practise the ground-breaking techniques pioneered by Marshall B. Rosenberg.
It’s very much worth getting hold of a copy of the book first. Here is a link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nonviolent-Communication-Language-Marshall-Rosenberg/dp/1892005034
FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER, 7pm – 10pm
UPRISING CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT
Uprising is a social action campaign which aims to help end the stigma around homelessness. They plan a night of entertainment centred around a lively quiz. It’s a fundraiser and all entrance fees and donations will go to aiding their mission. Open to all. Please enquire for tickets and entrance.
28th and 29th SEPTEMBER
Brink Travels - LJMU FRESHERS' FAIR – EXHIBITION CENTRE, ALBERT DOCK
Every September a swathe of youngsters come to our city with wide-eyed anticipation, looking forward to a new life here. We know students like the fun lifestyle! However we know from many years engaging them there are many who want something a little less damaging to their brain cells (no, not revision) yet equally entertaining, as well as food and drink that is budget conscious yet fresh and wholesome. Today we welcome them to Liverpool, and The Brink, at LJMU’s freshers' fair
SATURDAY 30th SEPTEMBER, 7pm – 10pm
BRINK BIRTHDAY PARTY - WE'RE 6!
Every September is the time where we reflect on another year gone since we arrived back in 2001, and where we also look ahead to our future in a new year. We do this in the best way possible..plenty of live music, food, laughs, fun, maybe even games! This year will be no different. Come and join us for a night of celebration. Look out on social media or future emails for details.