Reaffirming Creativity

I came across this article the other day, and as a passionate believer in the value of creativity to mental health, I thought I’d post it here. The Time to Embrace Creativity is Now… The time in my life that was marked by a complete lack of creativity, was the…

Videos for ‘Co-Production Week 2018’

Our friends at PSS’s Communication Office met up with us on Wednesday to get some video feedback on Wellpool. It was great to meet Siobhan and Conor from that office, and they very kindly have allowed us to share the videos on here. It came out as two videos one…

Beekeeping with PSS

A group of PSS service users and staff got together for a beekeeping course, some of us had already completed a course with certification and this was a refresher course and others were newcomers to the world of bee’s. We spent time going over the life cycle of bees, the…

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…

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…

What is happiness?

What does happiness mean to you? We asked a few local people this question and here’s what they told us. For some, it seems, the more you have, the more you get. Others think it’s a personality trait. It certainly seems to be something that motivates us to connect with…

Grab Good Grub

A fist full of Snickers is not the way to go if you want to eat healthily. But if you do find yourself overcome with temptation, then don’t worry you are not alone. Have a listen to what some people from Liverpool had to say about their attempts to eat…

Time to Change Champions Week

Next week, ‘Time to Change’ will be celebrating the work of Time to Change Champions’. There will be a lot of ‘champions’ stories’ posted on Facebook, Twitter, etc, so keep an eye out for them. I am proud to have been a champion, which I signed up for a couple…

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