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Social Prescribing looks beyond purely medical solutions, to develop interventions that can support resilience and recovery.

Our one-year Thriving Communities funding is finishing at the end of June, but we are keen to find ways of continuing the groups and sessions that people have found really useful. It's been an amazing, life-enhancing, creative year which has build a new community within The Bureau and we know that Thrive and its principles are at the heart of our work.

Thrive enabled us to work closely with partners in the borough to provide a programme of activities which help people to build confidence and connections, express themselves, learn new skills and improve their general health and well-being.

Current Thrive Workshops at The Bureau

Tuesday 4.15pm - 6.45pm - Music Group with James
Wednesday 9.30am-11am - Place of Welcome - Just drop in
Wednesday 5.45pm-7.45pm - Adult Community Street Band
Friday 10.00am-Midday - Artful Minds self-led art and craft group

If you are interested in taking part in any of these sessions, please either complete the self-referral form here and we will get back to you, pop in to Place of Welcome on Wednesday morning or email us at or call 01254 664215

For more information about Thrive in general or if you want to speak our Thrive co-ordinator email

Thrive is a partnership between The Bureau, Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, working the local Social Prescribing Alliance, Social Prescribing Link Workers and Community Connectors to develop The Bureau as a hub for Social Prescribing activity.

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