Special event for World Mental Health Day

Poster with event date and info

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 are also taster workshops for two courses coming up – Building Strength in a Challenging World, and From the Heart Poetry. Meet the course facilitators, Sarah Haskett and Maggie Sawkins, and find out more about what’s involved and the benefits of taking part in the Mental Wealth Academy.

Timetable for the event

2.15 pm – Presentation about ‘Positive Minds’

Have you been wondering what services are going to be available now that the Portsmouth Wellbeing Centre venue at Palmerston Road has closed? Come along and find out about ‘Positive Minds’ the new local mental health support service opening soon. 

3pm – Positive Change 
A talk with Samantha Graham 

4pm – Building Strength in a Challenging World 
A taster workshop with Sarah Haskett. Discover the strength to feel happier and more confident everyday and find out if Sarah’s upcoming free ‘Building Strength’ course is right for you. 

5.30pm – From The Heart Poetry
A taster workshop with Maggie Sawkins. Create and use poetry to benefit your well-being and find out if Maggie’s upcoming free poetry course is right for you.   

This event is a great opportunity to find out about what support is available in Portsmouth, and a wide range of activities which help with our overall health and wellbeing. Stalls will include Citizen’s Advice Portsmouth, the Wellbeing Service, Community Connectors, Shift peer support group, Losing My Sight, Portsmouth Interaction, Healthwatch, and many more.

Other activities include our creativity table with crafts, mindful colouring and chat, and our individual Genie programme which can help guide you to activities or support in the city that’s most useful for you personally. You can also have a conversation with one of our Living Books as part of the Human Library.

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