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…

Mad Pride

        On Saturday 21st April I attended my first Mad Pride. Mad Pride is an annual event hosted by LMHC (Liverpool Mental Health Consortium), this is its third year in Liverpool. Mad Pride has its roots in Toronto, Canada where it began in 1996 and is now a worldwide movement made…

Gratitude – An Appreciation

Gratitude is one of the wellbeing factors – if you feel grateful for even the little things in life, it makes  you feel a lot better. Many of us have people in our lives who we are extremely grateful are there. This is a shout out to those friends, family…

Wellbeing Survey

Ahead of Mad Pride, Liverpool Mental Health Consortium has posted a survey about wellbeing – what we do to find our own sense of wellbeing. We’d love you to take the survey – you can remain anonymous if you want to, but information about what constitutes wellbeing for individual people…

The PSS Umbrella Reading Group At The Brolly.

    Another Tuesday seeing my fab friends and also greeting staff as I sign in.  Then one of the members choose a story which is always good but we do have iffy ones!  We read a few pages and then discuss what it’s really about.  We have a few…

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