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Queens Award to Borderland Voices

Borderland Voices are thrilled & proud to share the news that they have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  Elizabeth II announced this ‘MBE for volunteer groups’ to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in 2002.  It was first awarded in 2003.  The awards are announced annually on 2 June, the anniversary of the Coronation.

North Staffordshire and Stoke MCP Alliance Board – Call for VCSE Representative

A new board has been set up to steer and plan for the development of a North Staffordshire Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP) model. The voluntary, community and social enterprise sector has an opportunity to nominate its own elected representatives – three in total, one from each of the areas of Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire Moorlands, and Stoke-on-Trent. You are invited to put forward a nomination to represent either Newcastle-under-Lyme or the Staffordshire Moorlands.

Mental health: East Staffordshire CCG Patient Board preparing for 3rd public event

The Patient Board of East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like to encourage anyone with an interest in mental health to attend the forthcoming ‘Let’s Talk Mental Health’ event.

The event, which is supported by the Burton Albion Community Trust, will take place on Thursday 25th May from 6 – 9pm at Burton Albion Football Club, Pirelli Stadium, Burton on Trent, DE13 0AR.

Raising awareness of mental health in Leek

There was a very successful Mental Health Awareness and Activity day at Leek's Foxlowe Arts Centre on 9th May.  This annual event, now in its fourth year, takes place to coincide with national mental health awareness week.  The organisers – local statutory and voluntary organisations which support mental wellbeing – plan for several months and then deliver a day in Leek’s Foxlowe Arts Centre.  They provide workshops (creative writing, art, suicide awareness, five ways to wellbeing, seed planting), alternative therapies, music and 15 information stands where people can ask questions and pick

Inclusion and Mental Health Partnership Event

Please find attached information about an exciting inclusion and mental health partnership event on the 6th of June 2017 10-2pm at the Roman Way Hotel, Watling Street, Hatherton, Cannock, West Midlands, WS11 1SH,  with lunch provided.

The event is very inclusive and will be beneficial to anyone with an interest in Mental Health Services for adults in South Staffordshire. You may: have had personal experience, be a carer, be a patient representative, work in Mental Health Services, be part of a Partner Organisation or work in the Voluntary and Community Sector.

Wellbeing Fair

As a part of Mental Health Awareness Week and Dementia awareness Week in May the Health & Wellbeing Team, Stafford Borough Council and its partner organisations are organising a ‘Wellbeing Fair’. The Fair will take place at the following venues and dates-:

Monday 8th May at Stone Community Hub, Frank Jordan Centre, Lichfield Street, ST15 8NA

Tuesday 16th May at Holmcroft Youth and Community Centre, Newland Avenue, Stafford, ST16 1NL

Both days will be open to the public from 10.30-12.30pm.

North Staffs Users Group

North Staffs Users Group was formed in 1992, when the idea evolved of establishing a group that could exert some influence over service provision in the Statutory sector of mental health.

Over the last 25 years the group has grown and evolved, now being involved in the planning, development and monitoring of a wide range of mental health service provision across North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.

One of the more recent developments is a change in name of the organisation, to better reflect the work that we do.