This week we recycled empty cereal boxes into positive postcards to keep for ourselves, send to someone or swap with another group member. Positive postcards involve decorating one side of the postcard and writing a positive message on the other which can be a reminder to yourself or give someone else a needed boost on a bad day.
We had a choice of colouring preprinted postcards, drawing our own designs or creating a collage using papers and embellishments.
We also had a visit from staff at Wiltshire College & University Centre; they talked to us about the different ways service users and carers could be involved in the BA (Hons) Social Work Degree course to help shape future Social Workers.
After the talk, we got back to our postcards; we had words and quotes we could stick on or copy if we wanted and nobody had any problem finding something positive to write.
We were all very pleased with how our postcards turned out and some people took extra home to continue the activity there.
A link to the stamp used to print the back of the postcards was requested and put on our Secret Facebook group as was a PDF of the colouring postcards so people could print their own at home. Some of us want to carry on in another session so we will definitely repeat this activity. The idea of making Christmas postcards to send instead of traditional cards was a popular one that we may also try later in the year.