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…

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…

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…

Come and join us

Do you fancy participating in the creation of some exciting new blog posts for Wellpool? If so why not come along to one of the next sessions at Toxteth Town Hall? If you have experience of mental health issues, or have a passion and ideas for all things wellbeing, then…

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…

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…

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…

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