Author Archives: Carolyn Barber

Books Alive! launch event

Real Stories from Real People We recruit volunteers to start conversations about personal life experiences to challenge stigma and discrimination. Our inspirational volunteers become ‘living books’ to share their stories, and give you the opportunity to ask the questions you … Continue reading

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Kindness counts at the Good Mental Health Cafe Wed 13 Nov

You can be sure of a friendly welcome if you visit the Lily&Lime Cafe on the third floor of Portsmouth Central Library anytime between 2 and 6pm on Wednesday 13 November. Our monthly Good Mental Health Cafe will be up … Continue reading

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Special event for World Mental Health Day

Have you been wondering what happened to the Wellbeing Centre in Palmerston Road? At our event on 9 October, you can hear about a new support service planned for Portsmouth called Positive Minds, due to open in the autumn. There … Continue reading

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Build Your Confidence

This short programme of three workshops will help you build confidence, discover your sense of purpose, and take steps forward in life. You can book on the complete course, or you can attend single workshops if you’re not available for … Continue reading

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Introducing the Mental Wealth Academy

The Mental Wealth Academy supports people to access community based activities and workshops which help with inclusion, recovery and good mental health. The support is intended for people who have experienced serious life challenges, are socially isolated, anxious or lacking … Continue reading

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Mindfulness for Daily Life

Three summer mindfulness sessions are coming up to introduce you to everyday mindful exercises and guided meditations in the Tesco Fratton Community Space, a room available for use by local community groups and voluntary organisations. The sessions are facilitated by … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Good Mental Health Cafe – Wed 10 July

The Good Mental Health Cafe is based with the Lily&Lime Cafe on the 3rd Floor of Portsmouth Central Library, every 2nd Wednesday of the month. Click here for more information about our next event on 10 July

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Community Conversations at the Good Mental Health Cafe 10 July

In partnership with Good Mental Health Cafe, join Tongues & Grooves in the Community and Journeys Festival International Portsmouth for a free poetry workshop with poet Stephanie Norgate, exploring themes of home, hope and journeys. Taking inspiration from poems written by members … Continue reading

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Emotions: Friend or Foe?

So what do we mean by emotions? Do we mean everyday feelings – like being fed up, bored, interested, excited? Or do emotions suggest stronger and deeper feelings like anger, sadness, despair, joy, happiness, elation? Do we mean the mood … Continue reading

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Words Are a Powerful Tool for Mental Health Awareness

Featuring: Louisa Campbell and her new poetry collection, THE WARD which brings to life her experiences both as a Registered Mental Health Nurse and psychiatric patient. Peopl with catatonia, schizophrenia, depression, paranoia, mania, anorexia and alcoholism speak out from the … Continue reading

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