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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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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day 2018, giving everyone the opportunity to promote awareness about suicide and suicide prevention. You’ll find Rob and Arron, from our Portsmouth Support and Recovery Team, running a suicide awareness session at Portsmouth...

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Peer Support activities – Southampton area

There are lots of Peer Support activities to choose from in the Southampton area. Is there a group that could help you? You can get in touch by phoning 02380 208 920 or emailing SidebySide@solentmind.org.uk...

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Big Mental Health Survey 2018

Mind is inviting people to take part in its Big Mental Health Survey from July to October 2018. The survey is open to anyone aged 16 years or older, with personal experience of mental health problems. The information gathered will help us better understand...

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Solent Mind Dial’s Festival charity partner

We’re thrilled to be chosen as Dials Festival’s official charity partner for their multi-venue urban festival this October. Tickets are now on sale for the musical event which takes place at various venues in Southsea. The musical line-up includes Tigercub, Estrons...

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A change to the opening times of Mayfield Nurseries

Due to the heatwave, we’re temporarily changing Mayfield’s opening times to keep our staff, volunteers, service users and customers cool. Please note that these changes only apply to Mayfield Nurseries and there are no changes due to be made at other Solent Mind...

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Celebrating Men’s Health Week 2018: Andy’s Story

To celebrate #menshealthweek, we’re sharing just some of the ways in which our services create safe and welcoming spaces for men to talk about their mental health. Andy, our current manager at the Portsmouth Wellbeing Centre, explains more about their popular football...

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Vote for Mayfield Nurseries!

Mayfield Nurseries have been shortlisted to receive much-needed funds from a Sainsburys Local Charity partnership. Mayfield Nurseries now face a public vote to win the partnership with their local Bitterne store, which if successful will raise money for Mayfield’s...

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Celebrating Men’s Health Week 2018: Terry’s Story

To celebrate #menshealthweek, we’re sharing just some of the ways in which our services create safe and welcoming spaces for men to talk about their mental health. Earlier this year, our New Forest Wellbeing Service joined forces with their local RSPB and set about...

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40 per cent of all GP appointments about mental health

40 per cent of all GP appointments about mental health Mind calls for better training and resource as GPs say numbers have increased in last year A survey of more than 1,000 GPs has revealed rising demand for mental health support in primary care. GPs say that two in...

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Volunteers’ Week 2018

It’s Volunteers’ Week (1st to 7th June), our chance to say thank you to all our lovely volunteers at Solent Mind. Did you know that over 100 people volunteer their time and expertise to support our work? Last year, Mayfield Nurseries’ volunteers gave over 7, 816 hours...

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