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May 2016

“Diving Into the Wreck”

May 15, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Square Tower, Broad Street
Portsmouth, PO1 2JE United Kingdom
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£4.00

THE JOURNEY FROM SERIOUS ADDICTION TO SERIOUS MINDFULNESS. A LIVE LITERATURE EVENT BY TONGUES AND GROOVES A group production evoking the secret world of serious addiction: its craziness, nastiness, predictable routines, and dark humour. Written and performed by former addicts, with the artistic support of director Mark Hewitt and awardwinning poet Maggie Sawkins – winner of the 2013 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for Zones of Avoidance. Suitable for ages 15+.  

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Out of the Box – alternative futures for mental health services

May 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St Luke’s Church, Greetham Street/Isambard Brunel Rd
Southsea, Hampshire PO5 4LH United Kingdom
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Free

An opportunity to discuss radical ideas for the future of mental health care and how support services can be delivered. Speakers are: Janet Maxwell, Director of Public Health, Portsmouth City Council Richard Barritt, Chief Executive of Solent Mind Sandra Walker, Health Science Faculty, University of Southampton Josanne Clarke, service user activist and consultant Dr. Veronika Wagner, Neuropsychiatrist How the event works Speakers are invited to talk for 10 minutes each on how they see the future for mental health care.…

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Mental Wealth Trialogue

May 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Art House Cafe, Above Bar Street
Southampton, SO14 7DW
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FREE

Mental health is often seen as the domain of service providers, carers and the people who use the mental health services. However, within communities there is a huge diversity of knowledge and experience that can be used to  transform the way we discuss and develop our understanding of mental health generally. During 2015 the Good Mental Health Cooperative hosted three events using a powerful open dialogue and participatory process called ‘Trialogue’ in Hampshire.   Powered by Eventbrite ‘Trialogue’ groups already…

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Crafts workshop with Give Gain & Grow

May 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gosport Voluntary Action, Martin Snape House, 96 Pavilion Way
Gosport, PO12 1FG
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Free
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Walker Broad gig

May 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Auckland Arms, Netley Road, Southsea
Portsmouth, PO5 3NB
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Free

Gentle blues with jazz and latin beats mixed in, accompanied by a little folk tinge and interesting songs For more details, ring Andy Broad on 07951170874

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Saturday Big Sing

May 21, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:25 pm
St.Swithuns Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea
Portsmouth, PO5 2PL
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Free - £4

A joyful afternoon of song led by Gill Grech, learning songs from around the world in glorious harmony. Now in its 7th year, the Big Sing is a great chance to drop in and sing for fun. Its good for the health of your heart, mind and soul. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water to drink and a notebook (optional). For more info call 02392 811802

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The Art of Mindful Living

May 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wisdom Centre, The Abbey
Romsey, SO51 8EL
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£10

This workshop is an introduction to the origins and principles of mindfulness, and in particular how practising mindfulness can encourage and nurture our innate creativity. You’ll have the opportunity to practice mindful and meditation exercises, as well as other techniques which can inspire our imagination and restore our creative spirit. Powered by Eventbrite

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Peer Support Health Dog Walking Group

May 24, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Hawthorn Urban Wildlife Centre, The Common
Southampton , SO15 7NN
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Free

Are you a Dog Owner or Dog Lover with a Mental Health Condition and interested in coming along to walk your dog with Lise & Daithí and other Dog Owners with Mental Health Conditions on the Common in Southampton? Why not come meet up with us at Hawthorns, at 11.45am, every 4th Tuesday of the month, and walk on the Common. Family, personal assistants/carers and support workers are also welcome. A chance to - Meet and socialise with others with a…

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Rapid Cycling – Forum Theatre

May 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Art House Cafe, Above Bar Street
Southampton, SO14 7DW
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Free

In this workshop we will look at the use of language and creative writing in self-expression and personal wellbeing. We will then expand on this into movement and imagery that forms our communication and self-expression to others. This workshop will provide an enjoyable way to share and learn, in an environment that uses creative expression to remove the personal impact of sharing. We will show a short play focused on some of the difficulties faced in mental ill health and…

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Take Hold of Your Life with Disability

May 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Frank Sorrell Centre, Prince Albert Road
Portsmouth, PO4 9HR
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£15

Low in mood? Worried? Isolated? Whether you’ve become disabled or always had a disability, life can throw up additional challenges which leave you feeling deflated, defeated and even depressed. This one day workshop in Portsmouth will help you become: more energised more connected more motivated better equipped to tackle life’s challenges Powered by Eventbrite

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