Pathfinder groups

We provide a range of groups and activities across Crawley & Mid Sussex aimed at supporting peoples mental health, helping them to learn new skills and improving peoples social contact.

If you would like to attend one of our groups then please get in touch with us. Please note that groups are not open to the general public.


Craft Fingers
Monday: 11am - 1pm
Knitting and sewing group. Also seasonal greeting card making group, plus light crafts.

Activity Group

Tuesday: 11am - 1pm
Eight week program with different activities planned in advance each time.

Open Access
Wednesday: 11am - 1pm
Board games, card games, quizzes, some clients bring knitting and crochet, socialising and updates on what’s happening in the community, events at Sussex Oakleaf, recovery college etc. Group often stays for lunch afterwards.

Walk & Talk
Wednesday: 11am - 1pm
Relaxed walk at Goffs Park, whilst chatting and socialising with others.

Creative Writing
Thursday: 1.15 - 2.45pm
Creative Writing with prompts and themes explored, no experience necessary.

Thursday: 12noon - 1pm
Meditation, mindfulness, visualisation, relaxation tools to practice there and at home.

Hearing Voices Group
Thursday: 3 - 4pm (fortnightly)
A group for those who hear voices and need some help managing this.

Jewelry Making 
Friday: 12.30 - 2.30pm
Making jewelry with beads and various materials that are provided for you.

Art & Craft 
Wednesday: 12.30 - 2.30pm & Friday:11am - 1pm
Art materials provided for all, group is well attended and run by highly expert artist, the group does not teach art but encourages people to do it.

Haywards Heath

Crafty Creations
Monday: 12.30 - 2.30pm
Art and crafts offered by expert artist, the group does not offer tuition, but encourages people to do art, all materials provided.

Relax & Breathe
Tuesday 2 - 3pm
Meditation, mindfulness, visualisation, relaxation tools to practice in group and at home. Plus, you can choose an oracle card for some insight.

Creative Writing
Tuesday: 10.45am to 12.15pm
Creative Writing with prompts and themes explored, no experience necessary.

Burgess Hill

Cook & Eat 
Wednesday: 2 - 5pm (except the last Wednesday of the month)
Meet with others and cook in a fun and friendly group, then enjoy a great meal whilst thinking about the following week’s recipe, no cooking experience necessary. Each participant needs to bring £3 for the meal’s ingredients.


The Organic Farm Group
Tuesday: 12.30 - 4.15pm (2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month)
For more information about the bus stop meet up and who to look out for, ask to be linked up to Samaya.

East Grinstead

Creative Expressions
Thursday: 1.45 - 3.45pm
A place to express your artistic side!

Conservation & Theatre
Friday: 10am - 12noon (1st & 3rd Friday of the month)
Enjoy visiting different conservation sites and learning about produce and nature, alternating with bi-weekly theatre going activity.

Music Therapy
Monday: 10 - 11.15am (fortnightly)
Run by a professional music therapist, enjoy having fun musical instruments and meeting others in a fun group, no experience necessary.

Introduction to Relaxation Group
Friday: 12.30 - 1.30pm
Come and enjoy some mindfulness, Tibetan Bowl Meditation, body scans with an experienced facilitator.

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