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Becoming CONFIDENT, ASSERTIVE, and POSITIVE (CAP)
We know how important it is to support people to develop confidence, self-esteem, assertiveness and positive thought…..so, we have developed a new course to do just that!
The course is free but places are limited to 15 so please book your place on our Eventbrite page .
The course is run over 3 sessions (2 hour per session) on the following dates:
- Session 1 – 14th November 1.30-3.30pm
- Session 2 – 21st November 1.30-3.30pm
- Session 3 – 28th November 1.30-3.30pm
HEADSPACE is run by Colebrook SW and is Plymouth’s first ‘Crisis Cafe’.
The cafe will offer an out-of-hours service for people who consider that they are approaching a mental health crisis.
Staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide support in both 1:1 and group settings.
Onward referrals/signposting will take place as required.
Call 07890 257614 during opening hours.
NEW BLOG POST – ‘THEY’
A moving and empowering immersive theatre production, pushing the audience out of their comfort zone, forcing them to empathise with what it means to be a teenager in our times. Read how this performance broke stigma and empowered young people here.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training
MHFA is an intensive course that will provide an overview of common mental health problems, causes, symptoms and treatments. MHFA is perfect for those wanting to know more about mental health and how it affects others.
This 2-day course is accredited and usually costs £275 – we are offering places for £60 to upskill our community.
Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th January 2019 – book HERE:
RECOVERY COLLEGE PROGRAMME
To find out about all the support we offer through our Recovery College, please take a look at our programme – download HERE Recovery College Programme 2018
Our up-to-date timetable of all activities is available HERE
GREEN DAYS VIDEO
We’ve made a little video showing the adventures our Green Days group got up to. From exploring new green spaces in Plymouth to building chairs out of old pallet wood, our group had the opportunity to work with tools, learn new skills, eat straight from the fire, and even get first refusal on a introduction to bee keeping course. Some plan to go back to the nature reserves for family visits, and others plan to start volunteering with Active Neighbourhoods.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS
We are so thankful for the time and energy given by our wonderful volunteers – if you would like to find out more about the opportunities we have for volunteering, please visit our Volunteer page here.
We are delivering mental health support and training to blue light emergency services staff and volunteers from ambulance, fire, police and search and rescue services across England and Wales. Find out more about our face-to-face support, trauma awareness workshops, and peer support workshops.
Find out more here: BLUE LIGHT PROGRAMME #mybluelight
NEW WEEKLY GROUP for 2018 – ‘Bridge the Gap’
This group supports people who would benefit a mixture of activity based sessions (such as gardening, painting, volunteering) and the traditional ‘tea and talk’ group. The group was set up in response to an increasing demand for a group that combined peer support with group volunteering. This group would really benefit anyone struggling with social isolation or is feeling very stuck in their recovery. The group meet weekly for 1-2 hours. Email [email protected] to find out how you can join this group.
Elefriends – Join MIND’s Online Peer Support Community
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Find out more here.