Category Archives: Wellbeing

The mental health challenges of a pandemic!

by Carolyn Barber If you said that you planned to run a marathon, you might expect to put in place regular fitness training and running practice. You would try to eat more healthily, stop smoking and drinking alcohol, all to prepare yourself physically for … Continue reading

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Update from the Good Mental Health Coop

Owing to the coronavirus public health emergency, we have suspended all project activities being delivered and planned by the Good Mental Health Coop. We are very much aware that community based support groups and activities are a very real lifeline for … Continue reading

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Paulsgrove Wellbeing Fayre

You may be feeling anxious, stressed or socially isolated, or you may be worried about a friend or a family member, or you may just be interested to know more about good mental health and wellbeing, and the availability of … Continue reading

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From the Heart Poetry Recital – Sunday 1 March

As part of Portsmouth Bookfest, this event is the culmination of a series of workshops run by poet Maggie Sawkins to encourage people to learn a poem off by heart. Those taking part in the project are joined by local … Continue reading

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Time to Talk?

The first Thursday in February every year is Time to Talk day across the UK raising awareness of how important it is to talk about mental health and change lives. We’ve organised a Wellbeing Fayre at the Mountbatten Centre with … 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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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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