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The start of this week will have seen Facebook awash with ‘back to school’ pictures of kids in their smart new uniforms; some starting their school journey and others beginning the final year of theirs.
We often hear the phrase ‘the best days of their lives’ to describe a child’s experience at school. Sadly, this is not always the case. The key findings from the National Annual Bullying Survey in 2015 make sobering reading:
• 50% of young people have bullied another person, 30% of which do it at least once a week.
• 69% of young people have witnessed somebody else being bullied, 43% of which see it at least once a week.
• 43% of young people have been bullied, 44% of which are bullied at least once a week.
• As a result of bullying, 29% self harmed, 27% skipped class, 14% developed an eating disorder and 12% ran away from home.
• 40% of respondents reported being bullied for personal appearance 36% reported being bullied for body shape, size and weight…. read more!
Voices of Peer Support
Come along to hear about how peer support is helping people to manage their mental health. Further details can be found on our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voices-of-peer-support-28-september-2016-tickets-27322527415
Wednesday 28th September 2016
Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth
An introduction to Hoarding
3rd November 2016 – 10 am to 4 pm
This course is aimed at staff of all levels working in housing or the care sector who encounter people with hoarding behaviour. It will define hoarding and consider characteristics of hoarding behaviour and types of hoarding. The day includes reasons for hoarding and health safety and wellbeing implications noting relevant legislation. It concludes with reflection about good practice in working with people who hoard.
The course includes film clips, individual, pair and group activity along with full group discussion.
New Postnatal Well Being Group.
Are you a new mum? Is your baby under 4 months old? Are you feeling overwhelmed, worried… you are not alone! Come and join New Mums Connect which runs on Wednesdays from 1:30-3 pm. Have a cuppa and a chat! To find out more or sign up please email [email protected] or call 01752512280
Have you got something on your mind?
We can work with you on a 1 to 1 basis to discuss your coping strategies. Book up to 6 sessions with a Recovery College Tutor. More information here..
Elefriends – Join MIND’s Online Peer Support Community
We are promoting Elefriends as part of the Side by Side peer support project. Find out more here..