Welcome to Make a Move

Make a Move builds positive mental health and boosts wellbeing. Our unique approach combines creative movement, music, therapeutic dance, mindfulness and talking therapies to encourage resilience and healing of mind and body.

We work with communities, organisations and businesses. And we work with vulnerable groups, including children at risk, mums with low mood and older people with dementia. We have developed a way of working that is effective for everyone, guided by evidence-based research.

The importance of connection is fundamental to our work – the connection between body and mind, and connections between people. We take our work seriously but aim to inspire laughter, encourage a sense of fun and promote happiness.

WE ARE A CHARITY. PLEASE SUPPORT US.

Children

We work in primary & secondary schools, special schools & specialist units for pupils with challenging behaviours. Our Engaging Children in the Curriculum (ECC) programme uses creative movement, therapeutic dance & talking therapies, tailored to how the children are at the time, with whatever issues they bring.

Brian from Dance Notes shares his favourite childhood book

It's Children's Book Week...

From Page to Stage: How Children’s Books Inspire Creative Movement

It's Children's Book Week from 13-17 November To celebrate, we asked ...

Older people

We bring music & movement to residential & social care organisations, and drop-in sessions for older people in the community, including those with dementia. We can help improve flexibility & strength, self-expression & alertness, relaxation & self-esteem, and build social connections to tackle anxiety, loneliness, and isolation.

Dementia work gets new funding

Hospital Saturday Fund supports our dementia work ...

Autumn round up

Michelle tells us about Make a Move's work so far in Autumn 2016. Work in schools ...

Mums

Our courses for mums with low mood or post natal depression (PND) use music, movement and therapeutic talking to help them recover from depression and connect with their babies. Mums report improvements in mood, emotions & family relationships, feel more motivated & confident, sleep better & have improved energy levels.

Moving through Touch: free workshop to connect with your baby

Make a Move is very excited to be running a new workshop for parents and their babies, Moving through Touch. This free workshop in Bath ...

Endings & beginnings for our work with mums

Sarah Haddow rounds up our most recent 8-week course ...

Communities

Our sessions for community groups use creativity, mindfulness, movement and relaxation techniques to develop confidence, build a sense of community, and boost wellbeing. Projects include wellbeing for people with learning difficulties; mother and daughter bonding sessions; yoga in the park drop-ins; and weekend wellbeing courses.

Waitrose customers donate over £200!

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Breathe with Make a Move

The Make a Move team attend Pavilion Dance South West's Breathe event Members of the Make a Move team attended ...

Businesses

We support employers to support their employees - boosting resilience and reducing stress-induced absence. Our approach can help build focused, motivated and re-energised teams, with employees who are well-rested, with more confidence, better work-life balance, and a feeling that their employer cares.

#WorldMentalHealthDay

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. All week we'll be marking the date that's so close to our hearts & what we do. We'll be flooding ...

Inspiration for speaking at conference

They may not feel it's their strong point, but Michelle & Sarah recently felt the fear and did it anyway - their thinking might give you some...

One-to-one

We offer private Body Movement Psychotherapy (BMP) sessions for individuals with our qualified, experienced therapist – time & space to focus on your wellbeing. BMP meets each person as a whole - the mind & thoughts, & the body and feelings - using techniques including body awareness, breath work, movement & therapeutic talking.

#WorldMentalHealthDay

October 10 is World Mental Health Day. All week we'll be marking the date that's so close to our hearts & what we do. We'll be flooding ...

Breathe with Make a Move

The Make a Move team attend Pavilion Dance South West's Breathe event Members of the Make a Move team attended ...

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