Liverpool Mental Health Consortium

About Liverpool Mental Health Consortium (LMHC) Liverpool Mental Health Consortium was set up in 1995 by people with lived experience of mental distress who wanted to be listened to and understood by the people who designed, paid for and delivered mental health services, and who wanted a say in how…

Introduction to Travelling and Mental Health

We were sent this useful link and I thought, with people planning for travel (including one of our dear bloggers who is off on an adventure for her birthday at the end of this month), it would be a good idea to share it as a post as well. Guide…

Help by Sharing Your Point of View

Would you consider helping in some Masters Degree research? It will be on an informal one to one discussion basis, and will probably be starting in April. More details below. You are invited to take part in a research study. I am Lianne, the researcher, and I have experience of…

Podcast Pilot and Related Content

Here it is at last, or first (pilot) podcast episode: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/16496931 This is a very new learning curve to all of us, so we welcome your comments and constructive criticism. Be honest, but please, not too brutal! Help Save the LMHC As mentioned in the podcast, the LIverpool Mental Health Consortium needs your…

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…

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