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Today was the official first day of spring – the Spring Equinox. But what does that mean? What can it mean? Zoe explores the different symbols of spring and what we can take from them in a new blog post. Read it here!

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Spring Sponsored Walk

Looking for an excuse to get out this Easter Holiday? Why not join us on our Spring Sponsored Walk on 10th April!

The walk will be a total of 5 miles with frequent stops to look at historical points of interest, hear about the significance of these and opportunities to take photos. Terrain is mostly even, with some hills and steps. The walk should take approximately 5 hours from 10am to 3pm, including a picnic stop for lunch. Facebook event here.

Places limited – register via Eventbrite here.

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Join our outdoor Spring Clean!

Meet us at Plymouth Mind for our less traditional Spring Clean in partnership with Clean Our Patch. Come out into the fresh air with us to do something good! All equipment will be provided, including gloves and litter picks. The level of involvement you have is up to you, from moral support to picking up litter itself. You can litter pick as long as you like, but we hope you’ll stay for tea and cake at Mind afterwards. Meet at Plymouth Mind for 10.30am. Facebook event here.

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Snap the City – Photography Group (in collaboration with Plymouth College of Art)

Improve your wellbeing, go out and about and gain photography knowledge and experience from the course leaders of Snap the City.  Meet some people and have some fun.

Please bring your own camera or phone.

A free 5 week programme – Wednesdays 1:30-2:30

The programme dates: 13th & 20th Feb (27th Feb is a break) and then 6th, 13th and 20th March.

To book a place call 01752 512280 or email admin@plymouthmind.com.  Once you have completed a registration form we will contact you with the arrangements (meeting locations etc.)

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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 heavily subsidised places at £67/person.

NEXT COURSE DATES: Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th June  2019 – book HERE 

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One of our main funders, the Big Lottery Fund have refined their People in the Lead strategy. The latest step in this journey has been to look at how they can visibly demonstrate that The National Lottery and the communities they support are at the heart of what they do. We are pleased to announce that from today we will be referring to the National Lottery Community Fund rather than the Big Lottery Fund – and we will be using the new logo above! THANK YOU to all the National Lottery players who enable organisations like ours to do amazing things to support our community.

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BLUE LIGHT PROGRAMME – FREE TRAINING FOR STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

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

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HEADSPACE 

HEADSPACE is run by Colebrook SW and is Plymouth’s first ‘Crisis Cafe’.

The cafe will offer an out-of-hours service for people who consider that they are approaching  a mental health crisis.

Staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide support in both 1:1 and group settings.

Onward referrals/signposting will take place as required.

Call 07890 257614 during opening hours.

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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.

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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.

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Elefriends – Join MIND’s Online Peer Support Community

elefriends peer support plymouth mindElefriends 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.

 

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