Coming Soon – A Well Pool Podcast

Plans are afoot for Well Pool to produce a pilot audio podcast before Christmas – hopefully as a learning exercise at our next Well Pool Workshop at Liverpool Central Library. This will be taking place on Monday, 19th November 2018 at 1.30 in Meeting Room 3. We would welcome suggestions for a name for…

Kindred Minds Buddy Scheme

  It seems that every day now, the press has headlined stories about the heartless shambles that is Universal Credit. Even the right-wing Tory supporting papers are finding it difficult to report positive news about Universal Credit. Just this week, the Daily Mirror carried this story about a 9 year old…

The Loneliness Experiment

Radio 4’s All in the Mind programme (available as a podcast here) recently ran a consultation on loneliness and has made a mini-series presenting ways suggested by the public to help deal with it, with presenter Claudia Hammond and psychologist Pamela Qualter. The suggestions will probably not surprise you, and a…

“Turmoil” and “Peaks and Troughs”

Here are two poems from a new poet to the WellPool blog and we have great pleasure in sharing her awesome talent with our readers. Let us introduce a very talented, young lady called Sarah Strutt whom we’re sure we’ll be hearing a lot more of in the future. We…

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…

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…

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.      …

Kindred Minds Garden Party

Hi Kindred Minds Garden Party is on the Friday 10 August, load of fun, bingo, food and refreshment all at the price of £3 each come along and have some fun. URGENT! We have an urgent request for donations of unwanted and unused items, gifts, toiletries, etc. for our Bingo…

Drawing Down The Goddess With Earth Moves

I recently had the pleasure of attending an event put on by Earth Moves at the Walker Art Gallery and Liverpool World Museum. It was called Drawing Down The Goddess and it was an interesting exploration of mythological goddess culture, discovering our own personal connection by the medium of drawing and finding out about the strong…

Liverpool Mental Health Consortium’s Headspace Hangar

I had the privilege of volunteering at the Headspace Hangar that Liverpool Mental Health Consortium brought to this year’s Africa Oyé Festival in Sefton Park.  A quiet, safe space for festival goers to chill out providing an oasis of calm for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the excitement and stress such events…

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