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  1. cpuusage

    Mental Health Healing Centres

    Mental Health Healing Centres | Idea | My Big Idea Resourceful, nature-based, respectful peer-run safe spaces where people with mental illness can go to heal from emotional stress, before escalating into medical crisis Healing centres throughout Australia built and managed with...
  2. R

    rederral for support worker turned down

    spoke to housing officer, the support worker organisation lookahead she spoke to, i used to have a support worker there, they say support is for 2 yrs then your referred to orgabisations and i;ve been referred to mind Remeinds me of the days they'd refer me to day centres then when i didn't...
  3. G

    Scared about any dental work

    Last day I came back home scared from the hospital as the surgeon actually extracted my tooth. I found that he was scared himself. Now it hurts like hell. The worst thing is that I’ll have to go to the dentist for doing the root canal next week. As I had a bad experience with the dentist I...
  4. Run Like Hell

    Provoked an assault on myself?

    Today I was assaulted in a very busy area of Manchester city centre. I heard a young man of about 23 [I'm in my late 40s] using racist language during a phone conversation and told him I didn't want to hear it. He threatened to knock me out but instead of backing away I started going on about...
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    Nottingham Erewash Mental Health Association – Breakthru Day Centre 1 College Road Long Eaton Nottingham NG10 4NE 0115 9461213 [email protected] Monday to Thursday 9.30 - 4.45 Friday 9.30 - 4.30 We run two Day Centres for people experiencing long term Mental Health...
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    North Yorkshire

    Northallerton Mental Health Support 2 The Link Crosby Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1DG 01609 780758 Drop in Drop In at Centrepoint is open each Monday and Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.30pm and on alternate Sundays from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Day support services MHS Day Centres...
  7. R

    cuts effecting ability to relax

    i go to the leisure centre where i use the gym or swimming to help me relax, theres a rumour the council has closed 1 of the 3 leisure centres, whatever this leisure centre is getting crowded which with my social anxiety is a problem I also work out at home with a bullworker but also the...
  8. F

    Emailed Together on Wednesday

    Re drop ins and help to reduce social isolation.They've not got back to me. Then again Mind didn't when I emailed them about the same thing. I sense service users being socially isolated is not near the top of mental health charities' agendas. If it was there wouldn't be a wholesale drive to...
  9. pepecat

    Drop in / Day centres?

    Has anyone ever used a drop in centre (like the ones Mind or suchlike run)? What are they like? Do you have to go regularly? What happens? I just want somewhere to go and someone to listen when things are crappy. And not a gp. And not a regular thing - just as and when, if i need to talk. Do...
  10. S

    Mental Health Day Centres

    There is a subforum on day hospitals but nothing on day centres. But day centres were supposed to provide a cheap and convenient alternative to keeping us locked up in hospitals. They are cutting back more and more beds. Yet they are also closing day centres. I have recently started thread...
  11. NicoretteGummed

    The Closure Of Training Centres.

    To me this is disgusting. If the Government are serious about getting people off benefits and back into work that they are suited to and are able to stick at it is absurdly unfair and disgracefully Financially short sighted to do this. I'd like to say that the government can't have they're...
  12. icetsunami

    Help!! Respite centres?

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone knows of any respite centres or supported acomodation within the uk. The problem is they seem to be limited and have restrictions on the type of service users they accept. I am currently working with a man who has dual diagnosis and is profoundly depressed and...
  13. nickh

    Day Centres - Consultation

    The council (Birmingham City Council - BCC) is in the process of changing the way its Day Centres are run; or introducing a 'new model' to use their language. I have not been involved in this as I don't use Day Centres myself and I only got involved with the PPIF (see jargon thread :)) who were...