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Portsmouth wellbeing Centre’s Swap Shop

Join us at the Portsmouth wellbeing Centre’s Swap Shop on Saturday 18th March from 10:30am to 3pm. Bring your unwanted clothes, shoes, accessories, books, CDs, DVDs, toiletries and small bric-a-brac items. Swap your unwanted items for wanted ones and help us raise...

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Conchord Singers Winter Concert 2017

We’re looking forward to the Conchord Singers Winter Concert on 11th February at 7:30pm, raising funds to support Mayfield Nurseries’ mental health services. Please support this event 🙂 Find out more here http://bit.ly/2k3Dsgu

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‘New Year, Old Me’

Hi, I'd like to share my post update with you guys - maybe it can help others with hope for recovery xx So my first milestone has arrived ... 1 stone and 1/2 a pound since 4th January. To anyone living with a chronic illness, this is for you ... This is more than just...

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Richard’s Blog

World Mental Health Week has become a bit of a global phenomenon, celebrated in 150 countries from Australia to Zambia. So what is there to celebrate here in the UK? There are signs of hope: there’s a growing honesty about mental health services not reaching those who...

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We came, we saw, we conquered our fears!

ABP Southampton 10k 24.04.16 - Our Blog We came, we saw, we conquered our fears! Back in the winter, the two of us agreed to challenge ourselves to do a fundraising run for Solent Mind. We chose the ABP Southampton 10K, sent off our entry forms, and pulled on our...

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Sue’s December Blog

As I write this I’m thinking about those of us who, for whatever reason, struggle at this time of year. Whether it’s because of the coming of winter with its short days and cold, wet weather; or because our thoughts turn to people who we’ve loved and lost; or because...

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Jane’s Blog

It’s been a very busy few months at Solent Mind, Jane Harvey, Head of Home Support gives us an update on what’s been happening. Launch of a New Older Person’s Service  On the first of July, we launched our Older Persons Mental Health Reablement outreach team...

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Richard’s Blog

Good mental health: a world within reach ... I loved reading the Mental Health Foundation’s “A New Way Forward”, just published. It describes what a world with good mental health for all would look like, and sets out a “prevention revolution”. Children, for example,...

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Richard’s Election Blog

Mind’s Election Manifesto was published well before the campaign began. Before we cast our votes on Thursday here’s a reminder of what we’re saying in Mind we want an incoming Government to do: In the first 100 days Tackle stigma and discrimination and support Time to...

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Richard’s Blog

Integration and the human touch Integration is one of the buzz words in health at the moment. Mostly that means the integration of the NHS with Local Authorities over initiatives like Better Care, but some NHS Trusts are looking much more radically to the potential of...

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Time to Change- Champions celebrate event

Location: Midlands Art Centre Birmingham Monday 23rd March 2015 Time to Change is a national campaign aimed at challenging stigma and discrimination whilst raising awareness around mental health. The campaign is run by Mind and Rethink Mental illness and is one of the...

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Richard’s September Blog

Mental health hits the headlines again, with a coalition of mental health charities including Mind revealing this week that that 1 in 6 people on NHS waiting lists for psychological therapies have attempted suicide, 4 in 10 have self harmed, and two thirds say their...

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Richard’s May Blog

Great to hear from italk (psychological therapies, Hampshire), as the roll out into north Hants gathers pace, that we won a round of applause from a group of north Hants GPs when we went to give a presentation. Well deserved, I’d say, with the team working evenings...

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Richard’s March Blog

Wonderful conference two weeks ago – hosted by ourselves and Southampton University – on Islam and Mental Health; with 90 mental health professionals from all over Hampshire, Southampton and Portsmouth taking part. A huge vote of thanks to Anas, Farooq, Redwan and...

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