Well Pool

Well Pool is a collaborative online mental health and well-being resource, that focuses on what keeps people well in Liverpool. It provides a space where people can contribute information and stories about places, activities and people that promote positive mental and physical well-being.

Kindred Minds Buddy Scheme – Call for Volunteers

A chaperone service for people with mental health problems needing moral/emotional support to attend DWP appointments, assessments, etc. I’m wearing two hats as I write this post. Firstly, as a Wellpool blogger and team member. And secondly, as Activity Coordinator for Kindred Minds. I learned yesterday that Advocacy Works is…

‘MindCare’ – An App for Monitoring AND Aiding Wellbeing

A while ago, I did some posts highlighting some great apps that are available for monitoring and enhancing wellbeing.  They are listed under Apps for well-being 1, Apps…2, Apps…3 and ThinkUp. Of course, technology moves on so fast, and new apps and approaches are developed regularly, so I thought it…

Pictures from the Photography I session on 29th August 2018

Last year, when we did our photography session at Liverpool Central Library, it was unfortunate that the roof, which offers some great views, was closed for maintenance. This year we were double-lucky. Not only was the roof open, but the weather was kind to us. Although when taking photos on…

The Bright Light – A Metaphor for Hope

Welcome to our latest team member, Jo Vick. Posting a poem for the first time. This is a tribute to service users and the support services they use. The bright light was calling, calling for a while But at the first callings, I could not even raise a smile I…

PSS Dutch Barn Grand Opening

Today saw the fruition of a fantastic joint project in the form of the official opening of PSS’s Dutch Barn in Garston. It is a great location also labelled during the project as the ‘wellbeing barn’. And it certainly is that. Apart from the odd Liverpool – London train passing…

News from The Comedy Trust

INTERNATIONAL WEEKEND OF WELLBEING COMES TO LIVERPOOL COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018 7 VENUES ACROSS ST GEORGE’S QUARTER TO HOST FREE EVENTS ON SEP 15th & 16th On September 15th and 16th, the inaugural International Weekend of Wellbeing will see 7 venues across Liverpool’s St George’s Quarter become an exciting hub for a cutting-edge and compelling conversation…

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory

We received a very nice email from Melissa Marney regarding the Counselling Directory, which has just been added to the Useful Links page. I had a look at the site, and it seems like a fantastic resource. As well as the directory – and the ability to search for services…

Kindred Minds’ Summer Fete

Kindred Minds had their Summer Fete on Friday, 10th August. And of course, after weeks of heatwave, you say ‘Summer Fete’ and rain is guaranteed. BUT, it was still a lot of fun! There was a great stall selling arts, crafts and plants. All the items were made or grown…

Reaffirming Creativity

I came across this article the other day, and as a passionate believer in the value of creativity to mental health, I thought I’d post it here. The Time to Embrace Creativity is Now… The time in my life that was marked by a complete lack of creativity, was the…

EMERGENCY! Text 999

Did you know that if you any difficulties using the phone (including Autism and associated social anxiety, hearing impaired) you can now text the 999 emergency service. You need to pre-register your phone. Here’s a screenshot from the National Police Autism Association (NPAA) page about the service.      …

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