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…

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…

‘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…

“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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Quiet Zone

I was watching a lecture on Intuition the other day, and the lecturer talked about ‘clearing the decks’. She was saying that you can not hope to connect with intuition if you’re mind is full of emotional and mental clutter, distracting stimuli etc. She also talked about allowing some ‘quiet…

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