Fort Brockhurst hosts mental health heritage exhibition

Our exhibition of 100 Years of Mental Health Care in Hampshire had another outing as part of 5 days of Heritage Open Days in Gosport. Located in Fort Brockhurst, the exhibition proved a great success with visitors, many of whom came to share their own stories and experiences of mental health care. Over 700 people viewed and engaged with the exhibition, ably hosted by volunteer Mike Williams who had taken part in the heritage project during 2017.

Events in Southampton – It’s About Hope!

Here are some events coming up in Southampton as part of the Hampshire Festival of the Mind:

Thursday 6 September, 6-8pm, Booth Cafe, Oxford Road, SO14 3DL

Mental Wealth Trialogue – facilitated open dialogue discussion event to explore issues around mental health and wellbeing. Click here for more info

Monday 10 September, 11am – 4pm, Central Baptist Church, Devonshire Road, SO15 2GY

Keeping the Hope Day – keynote event for National Suicide Prevention Day. Stalls, creative workshops, exhibitions, Stories of Hope and more … click here for more info

Tuesday 11 September, 6 – 7.30am, meet Hawthorns Cafe, Southampton Common

Walk of Hope – Walking from darkness into the light. Join us for a 3km walk into the dawn at 6.29am. Free bacon butties and cuppa for first 30 people to register. Click here for more info 

Click here to see the full programme of events

Upcoming Trialogue events in Gosport and Southampton

We have two more Mental Wealth Trialogue events coming up soon.

On Thursday 6th September, we’re meeting in the Booth Cafe, Oxford Street, Southampton from 6-8pm. And on Saturday 8th September we’re meeting in the Creativity & Wellbeing Centre, North Street, Gosport, from 10.30am – 12.30pm.

Within our community there is a huge diversity of knowledge and experience about mental health, that we like to call ‘Mental Wealth’. The Good Mental Health Cooperative have been hosting Trialogue events in Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton since 2015, as a means of communicating about mental health through a powerful open dialogue and participatory process. Find out more about Trialogues and the discussions from previous events here.

Trialogue meetings are welcoming and inclusive of all community members, including service users, carers, families, friends, professionals and anyone with an interest in good mental health in the community.

To find out more and register for your free place, click on these links:

Southampton, 6 September 2018

Gosport, 8 September 2018

Drop-in for the Seven Habits of Good Mental Health

Join us at the Good Mental Health Cafe coming up this Wednesday 8 August. It’s in the Lily&Lime Cafe on the 3rd Floor of Portsmouth Central Library from 2pm.

Just take a break and have a cuppa in the cafe, or browse the stalls for information about local groups and support services. There’s also a free taster workshop at 4.30pm on the Seven Habits of Mentally Healthy People with Carolyn Barber.

So if you’re feeling stressed, depressed or anxious, or you’re worried about someone else, or you’d just like to know more about what’s going on locally, you’re very welcome to drop by.

Click here for more information and to register your interest

Volunteering for Good Mental Health

The Good Mental Health drop-in cafe relies on it’s volunteers to help create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere.

Looking for volunteers with experience of mental ill-health to help with our monthly drop-in cafe events. You’ll need to be interested in what’s available to support people who are worried about feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or socially isolated. Volunteers will help to welcome visitors to the Good Mental Health Cafe, and also introduce and signpost people to support groups and community based services represented at the drop-in cafe.

Click here to register for your free place on the training on 15 August.

Or ring Carolyn on 023 9310 6042 for more information.

Drop in to the Good Mental Health Cafe on 11 July

The Good Mental Health Cafe is a monthly event – every second Wednesday. Our next one is on 11 July, so why not call in?

Have a cuppa at the Lily&Lime Cafe, browse the stalls and chat to people from local support groups and services. Find out more about what’s going on in your area.

There are also two free workshops you can go to – one on the support provided by the Carers Centre, and one is a relaxation workshop using art and sounds with Meehalska.

Click here for more information and to book your free place

Trialogue discussions in Southampton and Gosport

Click on the images below to find out more about Trialogues and book your free place at Coffee#1 in Southampton or the Creativity & Wellbeing Centre in Gosport. These are really great opportunities to take part in thought-provoking and inspiring discussions.

Drop in to the June Good Mental Health Cafe for free taster workshops

Next Mental Wealth Trialogue in Gosport 19 May

Keynote Festival Event – It’s About Time!