Life Skills

Life Skills at the Gateway Centre

One of the biggest challenges is to reach people who have been let down for whatever reason.  We overcome that by meeting people where they are at in their lives and showing them skills that are relevant and of interest to them.

At LIFE SKILLS we help people who are in early recovery from addiction, trauma and poor mental health, isolation and a lack of confidence.  We offer courses and activities that are practical, creative and therapeutic to support and enable people’s journey towards healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Our face to face groups become a safe place for people to come with their highs and lows and learn skills in vulnerability, honesty, vision, communication and purpose.  Many of the skills required for personal development.  We also have some online groups.  Please read below about the different online groups and see our latest timetable for when we offer them.

We do this with a holistic approach to well-being of the entire person addressing mind, body, spirit and relationships.

Open: Tuesdays and Thursday. See the latest timetable for details.

Location: Gateway Centre, Snow Hill, London Road, Bath, BA1 6DH unless otherwise specified.

Contact: Sue Fourie at  or call 01225 438362


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Attendees have to become a member of our private Life Skills Facebook group to participate.

View our latest timetable.

These activities are for:

– vulnerable adults
– those in recovery
– mental health issues
– feeling isolated

Live Art stream on Facebook.

Members of the group vote on the activity and/or theme the week before the session via Facebook poll.

The stream goes live at midday and participants can comment, ask questions, interact and upload photos to share their progress. From sketchbook doodling to still-life watercolour. We have even designed and made our own comic book together!

Live Animation stream on Facebook

We will learn techniques and tricks of animation together through very practical mini-projects that are simple to follow at your own pace. Matt is kind and patient and very happy to help everyone get to grips with the techniques at their own pace. If you’re curious about animation and you would like to get weekly support and encouragement from a professional, this course is for you.

Desert Island Discs on Zoom

Share, listen and enjoy favourite music together. The group is led by experienced and talented musician Valerie. The aim of the group is to be a friendly and informal space to catch up and share some great music together.

Faith Group on Zoom

A confidential and supportive faith group via Zoom for those who are curious about faith or are looking for a light and encouraging place to learn about Christianity. We have open minded discussion with a different topic related to the Christian faith each week – no question is a silly question! We are regularly supported by our wonderful and knowledgeable Genesis Trust Chaplain, Steve. The opportunity for prayer is also offered.


If you are interested in finding out more about any of these sessions or would like to join the group, please get in touch with Matt.

Contact: Matt Prescott , Life Skills Facilitator and Artist

Email: or call: 07458 381732