“St Margaret’s Centre has given me focus on foggy days – I’ve made real friends and feel loved and accepted for being me.”

What is available:
We offer a valuable opportunity to work within a well-equipped workshop with a qualified woodwork instructor in a real working environment. Projects are designed to introduce people to new skills, building confidence in abilities and raising self-esteem.
No matter your level of experience in this area, our joinery instructor Tony will help you to develop your skills using a variety of hand and power tools so you can learn different ways of assembling components to make a finished product, providing a real sense of achievement.
What are the benefits:
Working with wood has real and measurable health and wellbeing benefits. It is known that the natural warmth and tactile nature of wood can have a soothing effect upon people, lowering blood pressure and heart rates, reducing stress and anxiety, and increasing positive social interactions. Working in a small and friendly group has known mental health benefits, helping to build friendships and reduce social anxiety.