Top Plymouth Mind News Stories
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.
VOYAGE OF TRANSFORMATION BLOG
A week tomorrow, our team of voyagers will be setting sail from Plymouth to spend six days at sea for Plymouth Mind’s inaugural voyage. We went for a Day Sail aboard Tectona in June, to ‘test the waters’ – Rachel has blogged about the experience. Read it here. It’s not too late to help us reach our fundraising target – our Just Giving page is still open for donations.
NEW BLOG POST
Our new blog post is inspired by GCSE results week, and reflects on the self-esteem aspect of mental health within the education system, and the stigmas related to education and academia. Take a look 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.
Thursday 1st & Friday 2nd November – book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mental-health-first-aid-mhfa-2-day-course-1st-2nd-november-2018-915-430pm-tickets-49981304427
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 RC Activities August_November2018
OUR SPACE HUB – THEATRE ROYAL @ PLYMOUTH MIND
Our Space is a creative programme of work for people who would like to build confidence whilst learning theatre skills in a fun and supportive environment. We’re a friendly, welcoming group and no previous experience is required.
The Plymouth Mind Our Space Hub is an opportunity for people to get a taste of what an Our Space workshop is. These workshops aim to improve self-esteem, well-being and develop skills in communication, decision making, risk taking and team work.
To join this group for the 5 week programme, please email [email protected] or call 01752 512280
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..