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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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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.

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training 

9th and 10th January 2019

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 £60/person.

Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th February 2019 – book HERE 

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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 2019

Our up-to-date timetable of all activities is available HERE
RC Activities Jan-Apr 2019

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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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MUSICAL MINDS – weekly music group

This is a very relaxed group and is open to anyone who feels that listening to, playing, or singing along to music would benefit their wellbeing. This group helps people to:

  • feel more motivated
  • express themselves creatively
  • develop their social and communication skills
  • gain greater awareness of self and others
  • build their self-esteem
  • think about the impact music has on their lives
  • become more confident in making choices
  • feel that they are in a secure and accepting environment, where positive change can take place.

The group runs every Monday afternoon from 2-3.30pm. Please email noreen@plymouthmind.com to find out more.

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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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