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…

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…

Time to Talk Special: Living with BPD

Thanks so much to Jay for sending this great post about Living with Borderline Personality Disorder. I met Jay in one of my work venues and have been struck by the openness and creativity. It’s great to be able to share some of the art and craft work here. “I…

Time to Talk Day

Well here we are already entering February, and this year the 1st February heralds ‘Time to Talk Day’ Although there is somewhat less stigma attached to mental illness than there was say 10 years ago, it still exists. Mental health care is still problematic, because it covers a range of…

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…

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