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…

Mood Cards

I recently got a set of ‘Mood Cards’. These are a thought-provoking way of having fun, whilst looking at our moods and emotions analytically.. The idea is to go through the cards and choose one that strikes a cord with you. on the front of each card is a smiley…

Children’s Mental Health in the Digital Era

On the 8th February two members of the Well Pool blogging team attended a “meetup,”  hosted by Tech4Good Liverpool in collaboration with Red Ninja  http://www.redninja.co.uk/.  The meeting was to discuss the problems surrounding the mental health of children and young people in the digital era.  This being a week of events to highlight the importance…

Loneliness

This week, the government announced the appointment of Tracey Crouch as the new Minister for Loneliness. We spotted this article in which people give different perspectives on loneliness, so we decided to do the same within our group. Please let us know your views about the subject by commenting on…

New Year, New You.

Well, it’s already the second week in January!  Can you believe it?  I know I can’t.  So hands up!   Who’s already broken a new year resolution?  Or maybe you didn’t even bother to make any.  Either way, it doesn’t really matter because guess what dear reader? You are a work in…

Season’s Greetings from Well Pool!

The blogging team at Well Pool wish you a happy and safe holiday. However you are spending the time, we hope that it is peaceful. But this can be a difficult time as well. If you need support, you may find some help on our links page.

Good news for the end of the year

The Liverpool Mental Health Consortium were one of the local organisations that had a major cut in their funding this year. The charity is the organisation behind the annual mental health festival in October and Mad Pride that have been reported on WellPool previously. Great news is that they have…

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