The combination of a growing and ageing population, more people with long-term conditions, and a challenging financial environment has placed significant pressure on social care services in recent years.
The search has begun for volunteers to form a new People’s Panel that will provide views and advice on plans to transform health and care services from the comfort of their own homes.
The panel will play an active role in helping improve services and will consist of people who will represent a cross-section of local communities.
A number of sessions are being organised by the Time to Change Cannock Chase Partnership in January and February.
Time to Change Champions are people with lived experience of mental health problems that sign up to the Time to Change National Campaign.
Speaking Out Training 15th January 10 - 3 Rugeley Community Centre, Burnthill Lane, WS15 2HX
An opportunity for local people to tick off a possible bucket list item and support a local charity whilst doing it!
The need to raise £100 has now been dropped and any possible participants only need to pay their £25 fee.
Do you want to help others and provide support to people in need? Then become a volunteer at Stafford Social Hub.
All our groups are led by Peer Support Volunteers who have lived experience in mental distress.
By volunteering with Stafford Social Hub you will be able to discover your true potential, build self confidence and self-esteem, learn new skills and offer support to others on their road to recover.
Innovating Minds offer specialist psychological support as part of the Evolve programme for adults who are experiencing mental health, emotional or wellbeing difficulties such as (but not limited to), anxiety, stress, depression or low-self esteem, difficulties in relationships, sleeping or organising your time.
We have a team of qualified and experienced professionals who can offer flexible support that is tailored to you. Therapy can be offered one to one or in a group setting.
We know that in England 1 in 8 men have a common mental health problem and men are 3 times more likely to commit suicide that women.
The Newcastle Partnership would like to commission an experienced specialist third sector partner to pilot a male hub, comprising drop-ins along with group work to offer support and signposting. Further details are attached.
The pilot project will be expected to commence in January 2020 for 6 months and the available budget is up to £15,000.
Harness Coaching CIC was set up earlier this year by Lizz Fields-Pattinson and Steph Gaunt, to offer coaching sessions to people of all ages who are looking for support to change their lives for the better. This may be through conventional Cognitive Behavioural and Solution Focused Coaching face to face or Equine Facilitated Sessions both 121 and in small groups. Sessions are all bespoke to the clients’ needs.
Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community.
Since our article in the July Ebulletin in addition to the Places of Welcome already up and running in Burton we are pleased to introduce two new Places of Welcome.
Our new additions are:
A new Place of Welcome has opened in Tamworth, taking place every Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 and 3.30pm. You will be bowled over by its location, for the host venue is Tamworth Castle Bowling Club. The green itself is closed throughout the winter months, but the doors are still open for people to come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat over a game of dominoes. Why not pop along and say hello?