Next Trialogue event in Southampton

Join us on Wednesday 29 March for the next Mental Wealth Trialogue in Southampton.

A ‘Trialogue’ group is a neutral space where people can gather to develop their understanding on mental health issues, including the challenges of maintaining good mental health, and to transform thinking on developing better services and healthy communities.

The Trialogue event will be from 6 – 8 pm at the Old Chemist in Bitterne Park, Southampton.

Click here for more information and to book your free place.

 

Seeking more inspirational volunteers for Human Library

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Interested in challenging stigma and discrimination?

Come along to our Human Library training event on Saturday 11 February at 1.30pm.

The Human Library is an international equalities movement which promotes positive social change in over 60 countries.

At a Human Library ‘Books’ are people, and reading is a conversation.

Human Books are volunteers who share personal experience to challenge prejudice, stigma and discrimination. We also need volunteers to help with the running of Human Library events.

Click here to book your free place at this event and find out how to get involved with Human Library events in Hampshire.

Heritage project launches in February 2017

stjames02Interested in the history of local mental health care?

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery, we’re launching a new programme to offer training in research skills alongside a focus on good mental health and wellbeing. Monthly workshops from March will support volunteers in undertaking a chosen research project looking at an aspect of mental health care within the last 100 years.

With the planned closure of St.James Hospital, we were inspired to develop this programme as a way of exploring and preserving a social heritage which has profoundly influenced mental health care to the present day. We believe this will also increase understanding and help to challenge stigma and prejudice.

The programme will run throughout 2017, culminating in a public exhibition to celebrate the research findings of the volunteers.

We’re holding two introductory workshops  on 16 and 21 February in Portsmouth so that people can find out more about the programme, and how to apply.

Click here to find out more and book your place on one of the introductory workshops.

Mental Wealth Trialogues in November

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Umbrella of Mental Health

Join us at Le Cafe Parisien in Portsmouth on Wednesday, 16 November, and at the Third Age Centre in Southampton on Wednesday 30 November.

Both meetings from 6 – 8pm.

Click here to find out more about Trialogues and to book your free place

 

Use your Aviva votes for the next Hampshire Festival of the Mind

We’ve delivered two Hampshire Festivals of the Mind so far – in 2014 and May this year – on a shoestring with fantastic support from people volunteering to help. We need your votes to help us fund a third Festival so it can reach more people and bring about much needed change in how mental health support is offered in schools, communities and health services.

PLEASE VOTE FOR US!!!!
We urgently need your support for our bid to raise funds for the next Festival of the Mind in October 2017.

Click here to register and use up to 10 votes.

Thank you all so much. Please share widely and encourage others to vote too!

Understanding Self Harm – Early Bird Offer Extended to 28 October

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Please click here for more information and to book your place 

No places available for Understanding Mental Health

Human Library training in Southampton

img_9782After our successful interventions at the Mental Wealth Festival in London (see previous post), we wanted to highlight the next Human Library training day at the University of Southampton on Saturday 15 October from 1 – 4pm.

The Human Library is an international equalities movement which promotes positive social change in over 60 countries.

At a Human Library ‘Books’ are people, and reading is a conversation.

Human Books are volunteers who share personal experience to challenge prejudice, stigma and discrimination. We also need volunteers to help with the running of Human Library events.

Click here to book your free place at this event and find out how to gt involved with Human Library events in Hampshire.

 

Mental Wealth Festival 2016

mw-festival2This year the Good Mental Health Cooperative is taking part in the ground breaking Mental Wealth Festival in London from 13 – 15 September. Speakers include Ruby Wax, Alistair Campbell and Hugh Grant, and a host of inspiring talks, events and activities at City Lit College, as well as two panel discussion events in Parliament itself.

Artwork inspired by our Trialogue events will be exhibited alongside fashion garments created by the students of Winchester School of Art who worked with the Southampton Neuroscience Group from the University of Southampton.  The fashion garments were featured at the Hampshire Festival of the Mind in May, and Sandy Walker will be speaking at the Mental Wealth Festival about this unique creative neuroscience initiative.

Sandy will also be speaking about our Mental Wealth Trialogue events in Portsmouth and Southampton with Claire Holloway, our Trialogue artist-in-residence, and the impact on the development of mental health services and mentally healthy communities.

And on Thursday 15, we’re taking a minibus full of volunteer Books to London to take part in a Human Library event as part of the Mental Wealth Festival. Partnering up with the London Human Library, this promises to be a fascinating event engaging the public and Festival attendees in challenging stigma and discrimination one conversation at a time.

Mental Wealth Trialogue meetings in September

We have two Trialogue meetings coming up in September in both Southampton and Portsmouth.

Old-Chemist-oscars-300x225Join us in Southampton on Wednesday 7 September from 6 – 8pm at the Old Chemist in Bitterne Park – click here to find out more and book your place

The question agreed for this second Trialogue was ‘Does the language we use matter?’

 

DSC02595In Portsmouth, we’re meeting again at Le Cafe Parisien on Wednesday 28 September, from 6 – 8pm – click here to find out more and book your place.

The question agreed for this sixth Trialogue was ‘What strategies can we develop to help us deal with the barriers between patient and professional?

Mindfulness workshops

events-1461069529648Whether you’re interested in finding out more about mindfulness, or whether you’d like to reinforce your own mindfulness practice, here are some dates to keep in mind. All workshops delivered by Carolyn Barber:

Saturday 2nd July:

10 – 12noon – Introduction to Mindfulness workshop at Fareham Library. Cost £8 (concessions available), book online here

2 – 4pm – Introduction to Mindfulness workshop at Gosport Discovery Centre. Cost £8 (Concessions available), book online here

Friday 8th July:

10 – 12noon – Mindful Living Club session in the Butterfly Gardens by Canoe Lake. Sponsored by Skillshops from Southsea Greenhouse. Free to join.

Friday 15th July:

10 – 12noon – Mindful Living Club session in the Butterfly Gardens by Canoe Lake. Sponsored by Skillshops from Southsea Greenhouse. Free to join.

Saturday 16th July:

10 – 12noon – Introduction to Mindfulness workshop at Fareham Library. Cost £8, Concessions available. Click here for for more details and ring 01329 284902 to book your place.