Author Archives: Carolyn Barber

Get your Mental Wealth postcards here

This new set of 15 postcards has been produced by the Good Mental Health Cooperative for sale to help support our projects. Artist Claire Holloway has created visual images inspired by the discussions that took place at our Mental Wealth … Continue reading

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What are your memories of mental health care?

As part of a mental health history project funded by the Heritage Lottery, our project group have created a short survey to begin gathering people’s memories of using or working in mental health services. We know there are some of … Continue reading

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Portsmouth GE17 Candidates Respond to Questions on Mental Health

The planned election hustings, ‘Social Justice and Mental Health’ in Portsmouth, had to be cancelled in the aftermath of the tragic events in Manchester. However, we followed up by sending all the aspiring parliamentary candidates the list of five questions … Continue reading

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Social Justice and Mental Health – General Election Hustings event

Mental health has been highlighted as a key policy priority early in the 2017 election campaign, with proposals to change the law, provide additional staff in mental health services, bring an end to discrimination in employment practice, and deliver Mental … Continue reading

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Good Mental Health Coop hits QA Hospital

We were delighted to be invited to two events at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth recently. First we took part in a staff wellbeing event to mark World Health Day, and had a very busy day talking to a wide … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Seeking more inspirational volunteers for Human Library

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 … Continue reading

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Heritage project launches in February 2017

Interested 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 … Continue reading

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Mental Wealth Trialogues in November

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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