Solent Connexions

Events coming up in November

If you’re concerned about an adult family member or friend because of illness, disability or emotional distress, you might be interested in one or more of these events coming up in November. Solent Connexions offers flexible online support with community chat, information about rights and resources, access to free creativity and wellbeing courses, and opportunities for 1-1 support. Why not join us?

Friday 26 November – online drop-in event with Sarah Haskett, from 11am -12noon, as above. Click here to register your interest and you’ll receive an email with the online link.

Credits: Music artist Andy Broad.  Video creation artist Sarah-Zee Haskett

Recovery and wellbeing in the community

Do you look after or help support a family member, partner or friend because of their illness, disability or emotional distress? Are you feeling stressed, depressed or anxious about this?

Many people have taken on extra care and support for a loved one since the coronavirus pandemic began. Local surveys have found that many in this situation have struggled with their own mental health – feeling isolated, frustrated, sad, worried, bored, trapped and fearful about the future.

This project is offering a dedicated online space where those who are looking after or supporting someone else can find support themselves with their own mental health and wellbeing.

By joining this project, you’ll be able to access free online creative and wellbeing courses delivered by our network of tutors.

There’s peer support available through the online community chat and you’ll also find a range of useful information and wellbeing resources.

If there are times when you need some individual support, our project worker can phone or zoom call you personally on a regular basis. And if you’re really feeling at the ‘end of your tether’, we can offer more specialist one to one sessions with a professional healthcare or social work practitioner.

Sometimes you’ll need to know where is the best place to go for advice for a specific issue, and the project worker can help signpost you and offer support in accessing the right advice when you need it.

To contact Solent Connexions ring Carolyn on 023 9310 6042 or email carolyn@goodmentalhealth.org.uk

Find out more about the Solent Connexions project by listening to this recording of our Caring Thru Covid event: