Baking for Wellbeing

Baking for Wellbeing sessions are a fun way to meet new people and bake or cook some delicious treats!

Sessions are for all abilities from complete novices to the more experienced to bake together in a kind and inclusive environment.

Each session will focus on a recipe and the small group will all bake along together with our friendly volunteers available for anyone who needs a helping hand.

At the end of the session, you will leave with your delicious baked treats or tasty meal and a recipe to recreate at home!

Get involved

Baking For Wellbeing Sessions Are Now Available! 

Want to try your hand at baking or cooking? Complete our sign up form by clicking the link below. A member of our team will get in touch when we have spaces available on our upcoming baking and cooking sessions.

If you’ve got any questions or you’d like find out more you can get in touch! Email team@theshoebox.org.uk or call us on 01603 850309.

Looking to grow your confidence in using maths?

Baking for Wellbeing at The Shoebox is thrilled to be hosting Maths in Baking sessions to help you develop your numeracy confidence and skills!

Find out more here!

Meet Mark

I have a strong interest in mental health, having had episodes of anxiety and depression throughout my adult life. I’ve had lots of support over the years and have learnt a lot about myself and how to manage my mental health.

One of the things that helps me is baking. At my lowest, I had very little confidence so even shopping was a struggle. Having a list of ingredients and instructions to follow really helped. As I baked, my confidence grew. I found anything I can lose myself in helps me to relax. Learning a new skill showed me that I could change how I was thinking. I now experiment a bit more in my baking. It doesn’t always go right but I’ve learnt that doesn’t matter!