My name is Caroline and after 23 years of teaching I have decided to add a new chapter to my book. I wanted to create a Safe Place for all, a place within our community where people support one another.  

My goal for the Blue Button Cafe is to create a welcoming and creative space to support emotional wellbeing, using a holistic approach

From time to time, we all need a little extra support.  Our trained local Counsellors are empathetic and non-judgemental in approach.  At the Blue Button, we can offer you a safe space to explore issues such as anxiety, abuse, bereavement, self-confidence and work related stress etc..  The Counsellors' approach is person centred and is guided by the needs of the individual.  One of our Counsellors offers Clinical Hypnosis for a variety of phobias, weight loss and stopping smoking for example.

Take time out from juggling work, home and family by enjoying a range of treatments given by our 'Dream Team' of Holistic Therapists.  The holistic approach to health aims to balance mind and body.  This is achieved by stimulating the body's natural healing, which contributes to optimum health and emotional wellbeing  (always consult your GP or health professional for medical attention and advice).  You can chose from Aromatherapy, Baby Massage, Chakra Balancing, Crystal Healing, Indian Head Massage, Body Massage including through pregnancy, Reflexology, Reiki, Shamanic Healing, Sound Therapy, Angel Cards and more!

Find some mindfulness and self-expression through Arts and Craft activities and workshops.  These are for children, teens and adults.  We offer workshops such as Japanese Braiding, Candle making, working with Pewter, Shadow Boxes, Cake decorating and icing etc..  Daily, you can drop in and enjoy art and craft activities.  We have a regular craft group which meets each Wednesday and Saturday, they share skills and enjoy the social aspect of their time together.  No-one should be alone!

One of our Aims, is to support people affected by dementia, or similar, to engage in crafts which they used to enjoy such as crochet or painting.  Remembering and being able to apply these skills, through muscle memory, can bring so much enjoyment and the feeling of self worth.  We would love to work with local groups to offer this type of service.

We also have a Sensory Room to support relaxation, meditation and self-regulation.  Working alongside parents of children on the Autistic Spectrum, made me aware that these families have such a difficult time and often feel unsupported.  Our Sensory Room is the perfect Safe Place and our Holistic Therapists can even offer treatments within.  Weekly, we hold baby and toddler singing and sensory sessions.  Our little ones have missed out on so many social activities during the pandemic.  We work closely with a local Speach Therapist, SEND Advisor and can signpost for further support.  Let's help each other!

Community is at the heart of the Blue Button Cafe and we offer support for local Artists and Crafters to find their foot on the 'marketing ladder' by encouraging them to lead workshops. Monthly, we have a 'Crafter of the Month' area to display and sell their fabulous creations.  Let us know if you are interested in participating.

If non of the above interests you then perhaps you would like to taste one of our milkshakes, made with one of the North East's favourites, Mark Toney Icecream!

Within our Cafe, we offer the following:

  • A real mug of tea or a teapot full (each has an individual design)
  • Home made food, including delicious cakes made by another North East favourite, Katharine's Celebration Cakes
  • Toddler and Child friendly meals/snacks (and setting)
  • Alternative milks and ice cream, suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians
  • A friendly face and a warm smile

Fancy something special, we also offer Afternoon Tea and Gentleman's Tea (please book in advance).  If you are wanting to celebrate a birthday, special anniversary, Hen night, baby shower etc we love a party at the Blue Button Cafe.  We offer bespoke party packages.

Do you need a space for a group?  The Blue Button is like the Tardis!  Please get in touch for further details, we would love to accommodate your needs.

To book, visit our Website, Facebook Page, Text a message or pop into the Blue Button Cafe.

Appointments with the Counsellors and Holistic Therapists can be booked during and outside of the cafe open hours.

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