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Voyages of Transformation – final information session
This is the final chance to find out more about the boat and the project, hear from someone who has completed a similar voyage, ask any questions you may have, and meet others who are interested.
Find out more about the project here .
Where: Room 214, Babbage Building, Plymouth University, James Street, PL4 6EQ
When: Tue, March 20th 12:00 to 1:30pm
ASIST : Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
2 day 11-12 April 2018
ASIST is a two-day practical workshop developing skills through observation and supervised simulation in large and small groups. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is intended as ‘suicide first-aid’ training. ASIST aims to enable helpers (anyone in a position of trust) to become more willing, ready and able to recognise and intervene effectively to help persons at risk of suicide. With over one million people trained in suicide intervention skills, ASIST is by far the most widely used suicide intervention skills training in the world.
For more info and bookings visit our Eventbrite Page
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.
Interested in embarking on a Voyage of Transformation in 2018?
The Voyages of Transformation are a joint project between Plymouth & District Mind and the Tectona Trust. A six-day voyage at sea on the sail training ship Tectona, with its expert and friendly crew, will provide voyagers with an opportunity to work together, to support each other and learn new skills in a new environment.
For info click here
Snap the City – Art Club
4 weeks free art group/course, focusing on learning how to use a digital camera and how photography can improve mental health. How different subjects and locations can inspire different feelings, with the final work uploaded to a website. Sessions can be arranged around the city or at our premises. You can bring your own camera or we can provide a camera.
Where: at our premises or around the city. Make sure you book your place so we can keep you updated on the meeting points! For bookings and info email [email protected] or call us at 01752512280
When: Tuesdays 2pm to 4pm, starting from Tuesday 9th January 2018
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. Contact us to find out how to access this group.
Young people: What do you need from your GP?
Plymouth Mind are currently conducting a survey of young people’s experiences of seeking support from their GPs. This is so we can work together with GPs to improve the response young people receive when having conversations and seeking help.
If you are under 25, please take a few minutes to fill out our short survey here.
Out and About – The Blog
Zoe, our Training and Development Officer, is taking Plymouth Mind on the road, raising awareness of mental health and offering information and advice in the community, with a view to breaking down stigma. Her blog is now live on our website. Read it here.
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..