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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.
New ‘OUT AND ABOUT’ BLOG POST
Following Green Days, and inspired by bees, Zoe has written a new blog post about the Green Days sessions, and about Recovery and how it can be a bit like honey. Take a look 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
GREEN DAYS – NEW OUTDOOR SESSIONS
Join us for free outdoor sessions aimed at adults wanting to learn new skills, build confidence, and meet other like-minded people in some of Plymouth’s beautiful green spaces.
This is a partnership with Plymouth & District Mind and the Active Neighbourhoods project. There will be six 2-hour sessions between May – July.
Places are limited so booking is essential – call Plymouth Mind on 01752 512280 or email [email protected]
Please feel free to share the Green Days flyer with anyone who may be interested in attending.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID – 2 day course
Learn how to identify, understand and recognise the crucial signs of mental ill-health and what you can do to help on a first aid basis.
This course will increase your confidence in feeling able to approach, assess and assist someone who might be experiencing a mental health issue and encourage them to the support they need to recover.
Course Dates: Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th July 2018
Course Times: 9:00 am -4:30 pm both days
For more info and bookings click here
NEW Listening Service
This service is for anyone aged 18+ who is currently experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. In particular, they feel that they would really benefit from talking to someone about the issues they are facing. A listener will simply listen and talk with someone for up to 1 hour at a time. This service is not counselling – however, if the listener feels that you may benefit from longer term counselling, they will be able to advise you on how to access this. Contact [email protected] or call 01752 512280 to make an appointment.
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..