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Advocacy …making a difference

Sometimes it’s the little things that can make all the difference in a person’s life. An Advocate from our Portsmouth Advocacy Service tells us more. I’d like to share my experience about the difference Solent Mind’s Advocacy Service can make and the excellent support...

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New Corporate Partner

We are so pleased that A.H. Cheater Funeral Directors have chosen us as their charity partner. Romsey and North Baddesley’s only family-owned funeral directors, will be holding fundraising and awareness raising events to support us in our work helping people with...

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Recovery College Winter timetable

The Solent Recovery College has just published its winter timetable, packed full of fantastic courses to help you develop skills to manage your own wellbeing. So whether it’s mindfulness or understanding more about food and mood, why not sign-up to a course for the...

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Why I’ll be Beating the Blues in RED January

Our repeat REDer Sue blogs about the rewards of getting active every day. “Since it started in 2016, RED January has become a really important part of my calendar. So, what do I get out of it? Well, there’s the running of course – I was already a sporadic attendee at...

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Download our new Winter Wellbeing Toolkit

We know that the festive season can be challenging time for many of us, especially if you live with a mental health problem. We'd like to share our Winter Wellbeing Toolkit with you, which could help you or a loved one stay well during the festive season. Download or...

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Investors in People award celebrated

We are proud to have been awarded Investors in People Gold Standard this week. Kevin Gardner, Solent Mind CEO, says, “This award is a great achievement which wouldn’t have been possible without our wonderful staff and volunteers. I am really proud on behalf of the...

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Kevin’s Blog for Red January

A movement of like-minded people Solent Mind’s CEO Kevin Gardner reflects on his RED January experience and his plans for 2019. I had no real hesitation when asked if I was signing up for Red January 2019 – it was an enthusiastic ‘Yes!’ from me. I was part of the...

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Mayfield Nurseries celebrates reopening event

Mayfield Nurseries, a working plant nursery and a part of local mental health charity Solent Mind, is proud to announce its grand reopening on Tuesday 6th of November. The celebration event follows weeks of work by staff, volunteers and service users together with...

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Help make the Mayfield Happiness Café a reality

You can now vote for Mayfield Nurseries to receive support from the Aviva Community Fund, allowing us to launch a Happiness café in our beautiful Southampton plant nursery. The café will give those living with mental health issues the opportunity to learn catering and...

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Solent mind welcomes new Chair & Treasurer

At this month’s Solent Mind AGM, we welcomed John Wilderspin as our new Chair of Trustees and Robin Goater as our Treasurer. John is a leadership coach and independent consultant working in the health and care sector. He previously worked in the NHS running hospitals,...

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World Mental Health Day 2018: Josh’s story

This World Mental Health Day, we wanted to take this opportunity to recognise and thank a very special person. Earlier this year, Josh, a student from Portsmouth got in touch with us to ask about raising money for Solent Mind. Little did we know that his project would...

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Portsmouth Wellbeing Centre celebrates 2nd Birthday

Staff and volunteers at Portsmouth Wellbeing Centre are celebrating the Centre’s second birthday on 10th October - World Mental Health Day 2018 - with an open day and taster sessions. The Wellbeing Centre’s doors will be opened to the public from 10am to 12pm with...

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Solent Mind at Portsmouth Football Club

We’re looking forward to being at Portsmouth Football Club on Sat 6th Oct, just ahead of World Mental Health Day on Oct 10th. We’ll be talking about our local services in Portsmouth, challenging stigma and raising funds. Daniel Warren-Holland, from our Portsmouth...

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Planned Closures in October at Mayfield Nurseries

We’re making some improvements to our driveway which will make visiting Mayfield Nurseries even easier. To carry out these improvements, Mayfield will be closed to both service users and customers from Monday 1st October to Friday 12th October. We will keep you...

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