‘Game Over’ – Interview with the play’s author, David Bain

‘Game Over’ is a comedy musical that tackles the subject of suicide. With the play being performed at The Casa, Hope Street, Liverpool on this coming Friday – 26th October, we are very grateful to the play’s author and director, David Bain, for taking the time to answer a few…

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…

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…

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…

Videos for ‘Co-Production Week 2018’

Our friends at PSS’s Communication Office met up with us on Wednesday to get some video feedback on Wellpool. It was great to meet Siobhan and Conor from that office, and they very kindly have allowed us to share the videos on here. It came out as two videos one…

Beekeeping with PSS

A group of PSS service users and staff got together for a beekeeping course, some of us had already completed a course with certification and this was a refresher course and others were newcomers to the world of bee’s. We spent time going over the life cycle of bees, the…

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