Since January 2019
Mums have attended either a Face2Face or Virtual ReTreat.
We have hosted
Virtual Mini - Morning ReTreats.
We have gifted
27 Resource packs
We have delivered
North East ReTreat days &
4 Residential ReTreat nights
Who are we?
Smell the Roses is a peer support charity based in the North East of England run solely by a very small volunteer team. We deliver ReTreat days for mums/female carers who have children with any form of additional need. During the pandemic we have adapted our services and are so grateful at the support we've received which has enabled us to remain open.
We are a safe place where you can receive and offer support to others in a similar situation to your own, who really understand what it’s like to walk in your shoes. We know that too often the demands of everyday life mean there is no time for you to stop and Smell the Roses.
What do we do?
We have two streams to our service. General ReTreat Days and Charity Sponsored ReTreat Days.
After dropping your child/children off at school, come and chat with some other mums over breakfast. We offer a range of activities set up for you to enjoy after which lunch is also provided. Throughout your time you are served hot/cold drinks and chocolates. Some of the activities include:
A Quiet Space, to read.
Creative Arts/Craft Activity.
You can view a video taken on our first ever ReTreat Day here.
Charity Sponsored ReTreat Days
We also deliver the same service of ReTreat Days to other organisations and charities who pay us to deliver the days to their mums/female carers. If you are a charity or organisation and know that the mums/female carers who attend your group would benefit from our service, please get in touch with Pauline here who will be more than happy to chat to you further.