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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.

Great turnout for May’s Festival of the Mind

Next Mental Wealth Trialogue in Portsmouth

DSC02595Join us at the next Mental Wealth Trialogue event in Portsmouth on Wednesday 22 June at Le Cafe Parisien from 6 – 8pm.

The agreed question for this Trialogue is:

How do we foster self-care, self-worth and self-compassion in ourselves?

mwt_webClick here to find out more and book your free place

Creative Mental Health Guide v3-2

CMHG Cover V3-2Latest edition of the Creative Mental Health Guide.

Adam Hunford’s “Small Things” visualizes his day in the life of a person living with mental illness. It is raw, truthful and his voice is mighty. Continue reading

Out of the Box – the Billion Pound Question for Mental Health

Out.of.the.Box.A4.PosterThis ground breaking event is an opportunity to hear radical alternatives for the future of mental health support services and mentally healthy communities. After hearing from our guest speakers from a range of perspectives, everyone will participate in a World Cafe style event with small group discussions and sharing of ideas and perspectives between the groups.

Taking place on Monday 16 May from 6pm at the St.Lukes Church Hall, Greetham St, Portsmouth, the discussion event continues until 8pm and is then followed by a buffet with more opportunity for networking and informal debate.

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

 

Join us on Saturday 7 May

HFoTM.EVENT.FLYER simpleThe world’s first Professor of Health Humanities will be joining the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth as the keynote speaker at the launch of the Hampshire Festival of the Mind at Portsmouth Cathedral. Continue reading