Groups & Activities

* There are a number of Groups and Activities that are run on a regular basis during the month.

* If there is a group or an activity that is not already running at Number 6 that you would like to start, please get in touch with a member of staff.

* If you are interested in taking part in a group, please get in touch with a member of staff.

* All groups are facilitated by trained and friendly volunteers or Number 6 staff.

* All groups at Number 6 are free to attend unless we schedule a trip e.g. Cinema, Laserquest there will be a charge.

What we offer

5-A-Side Footy: The group and at least one member of staff take the bus from Number 6 to the Corn Exchange. After playing, they all go for a drink to cool down, so please bring money for that, if interested.

Art & Crafts Group: This is a weekly group that does one project a month. There is a mixture of craft projects to more technical art projects, e.g. Clay modelling, Paper Mache, card making, painting and sculpting. Attendees are not expected to have experience or specific art skills. Taking part in the group projects provides a relaxed & safe atmosphere to socialise in.

Badminton: The group and volunteers meet at Number 6 and then get the bus to Meadowbank sports centre.

Book Group: The group meets once a month. There is a different genre of book chosen each month to read and then discuss at the next group.

Creative Writing: This group meets once a month to write about various topics suggested by the volunteer. This small group is a perfect way to start to gain more confidence in socialising.

ELAS:Edinburgh and Lothian Asperger Society, this is an independant group that uses Number 6 as a meeting place once a month. This group also plans trips for adults with AS.

Film Night:This group meets twice a month and shows a wide range of films, mostly blockbuster types, though we are always open to suggestions. Snacks provided.

Gaming Group:The group meets to play games on the Xbox and other consoles. An easy-going group where you can meet people who have the same interest as you.

Girls' Group:Do a variety of activities, both at Number 6 and in the community, e.g. cooking, baking, making jewellery, socialising, dance classes.

Midday Gourmet Club:This group meets at Number 6 and all go out for lunch to a restaurant/pub/cafe for lunch under a tenner. Then return to Number 6 and write a review for the next newsletter. You will be expected to pay for your own meal.

Music Group:Meet every 1st & 3rd Monday. No music experience or specific skills required. Music group covers beginners guitar lessons. This is an opportunity for the Volunteer tutors to share their knowledge with the participants of the group. People at any skill level from complete beginner to more advanced are more than welcome. The group play a pieces of music together on different instruments with the volunteers leading the session.

Photography Group:This group is based at Number 6, with some camera equipment provided, including the chance to learn how to use professional-grade, non-digital cameras. the group will often agree on an assignment to be done before the next meeting, like photographing a flower they find interesting, a building or a certain human action, which is then shared with the group.

Pool Drop In:A very relaxed atmosphere for pool playing. Whilst waiting for your turn to play, you can either hang out in the pool room or elsewhere, like the computer room, and we will let you know when it is your turn. Volunteers are happy to teach you the basic rules we play at Number 6.

Quiz Night:We aim to provide a range of rounds so there is something for everyone, and welcome regular feedback. Examples of rounds we have had: General Knowledge, Film & TV, Sport, Music, Science & Nature and Picture rounds.

Relaxation Group:The first hour involves lying down on yoga mats with the lights dimmes and relaxation music playing. A volunteer will read out one of a selection of relaxtion scripts, usually involving Progressive Muscular Relaxation and/or imagery. Occasionally, we do basic stretching techniques and for periods of time may provide Aromatherapy Massage, Reiki, etc from trained volunteers. Second hour devoted to trying different herbal teas and socialising, though sometimes finishes earlier depending on how long people want to hang around. This is a closed group so please get in touch with a member of staff if you are interested in attending.

Saturday Dop-Ins:A range of activities are provided: board games & puzzles, PLaystation 2, use of computers and internet, a pool tournament and informal chat. Lunch is provided. 1st Saturday is a Cinema Trip to Fountainpark, 3rd Saturday a walking trip and 4th Saturday something special e.g. Trampolining or Ten Pin Bowling.

Scrabble & Chess Group:This group meets every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month to challenge each other to a game of Scrabble or Chess. Relaxed atmosphere to learn scrabble or polish up your skills.

Video Editing:This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month. The group decides on a project and will work on it for a few months. This includes filming, editing and producing short clips/films.