Christmas 2019

Wishing you a very Merry Xmas from the Pathfields Team

Xmas opening hours

24/12/19 08:00 – 18:00
25/12/19 CLOSED – Happy Christmas!
26/12/19 CLOSED
27/12/19 08:00 – 18:00
28/12/19 Saturday – CLOSED
29/12/19 Sunday – CLOSED
30/12/19 08:00 – 18:00
31/12/19 08:00 – 18:00 – Happy New Year!
01/01/20 CLOSED
02/01/20 08:00 – 18:00
03/01/20 08:00 – 18:00

Getting help over the festive period

When we are closed you can still access help!

A festive message

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Pathfields!  We hope this is a time of joy and love for you and your families.  Remember things can and do go wrong over Christmas – it does not need to be perfect!  If you burn the turkey its not the end of the World!  You can laugh about it for years to come!  Your family and children will remember the comedy value and laughter rather than remembering the lack of food! Stay happy! Don’t stress!

On a similar note Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and love and we really hope this will be the case for you!  At Pathfields we are mindful that not everyone has a great time at Christmas and it can be a time of challenge and sometimes emotional abuse or violence.  If this is the case for you – you are not alone.  First and foremost, if you are unsafe, get to a place of safety – this could be by calling 999 or getting to A&E.  Make sure you are safe.  Once safe various services can help to keep you safe and begin the healing process.  There are some help line numbers above.

Succeed with your New Year’s Resolutions!

New Year offers New Year’s resolutions.  As a nation we could do better at eating more healthily, exercising more, stoping smoking and drinking less alcohol.  If you are keen to make a meaningful New Year resolution that will stick think SMARTY!


Make your New Year’s resolution specific

  • rather than “loose weight” be specific as to a target weight etc (see below)
  • rather than “drink less” try  “drink no more than 1 night a week”
  • rather than “get fit” set an aim like “complete the Plymouth half marathon” or “walk to the shops most days”

It must be measurable!  How will you measure your success? How will you know when you are a bit behind in progress and how can you get back on track to meet your goals?  Write down your progress.  If feeling very keen make a plan for what happens if you are not on target? What an you do to get back on track?


There is no point setting a goal of running the Plymouth Half Marathon if you get short of breath just getting to the local shops.  Similarly if you weigh 25 stone, loosing 10 stone in 1 year is probably not achievable or safe.  Make show your targets can be achieved – by all means making them challenging but make sure they are achievable.


There is no point in setting a goal that is not relevant.  Think about what matters to you and your health – it needs to be important for you!


Set your self a time scale to achieve your goal by.  If the target is too close you are more likely to not succeed.  If your target time is too far away you may not be motivated to change.  If its a big task like loosing 3 stone in weight set interim target dates for example by April I want to have lost 1 stone.  By August I want to have lost another stone.  By December I will have lost the final stone.


So why is this goal important to you?  If you do not have a strong why you are less likely to succeed.  The why must be strong and powerful to motivate change.  For example “I want to be able to play in the park with my grandchildren but my weight is currently stopping me from doing this.  When I’ve achieved my 3 stone weight loss I will feel better and will be able to play with my grandchildren. “

Good luck with your goals and resolutions!

All the best for 2020!

Christmas 2019