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Lou_B

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BPD options

Hi there does anyone know what kind of resources/help/treatment options etc there are for people with BPD in west Cornwall (nr Penzance).

Thanks!
 
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RayJ

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Help for BPD in West Cornwall

Hi there does anyone know what kind of resources/help/treatment options etc there are for people with BPD in west Cornwall (nr Penzance).

Thanks!
Hi Lou,

There is very little support anywhere in Cornwall. I am just getting involved with a service user / management forum. They have had some previous meetings, but it seems that they didn't want anyone aboard who knew too much about the condidtion.

There is just one person who is dictating the policy and this does not work. There is a new psychologist been appointed to look at BPD services in Cornwall. I do hope to be able to work along with him and a number of other people who wants to bring the correct services to Cornwall.

Being in West Cornwall, why not call into Sancreed House on Wednesday's. There are therapist there who are very informed and able to support BPD's along with most conditions.

I will be there in respite for the next two weeks, so if anyone wants to link up, I will be around for the next couple of weeks.

Do look at the events calander on www.suncornwall.com for much more details and how to get there.

There is also a mental / emotional support group in Penzance on Tuesday's, free of charge. Ellena and Val invite you to enjoy sessions in a supportive environment and learn a variety of basic techniques taken from Yoga, Shiatsu, Body Psychotherapy, Dance & Movement plus meditation Practice.

Hope that helps a little...... hope to see you and others at Sancreed on Wednesdays.:clap:

Take care.
 
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RayJ

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Service user involvement

hi ray j what does the user involvment sceme involve? lol hope you enoy some down time diddy
Hi Diddy,

Sorry for the long delay in replying..... its not a good time of year for me, I have been struggling since last October after my daughters inquest. This is the time of year of her death, then three weeks later, the funeral and a week later her birthday.

I went to Oakleigh for the death anniversary and I am going to Sancreed for the next two weeks for respite and to work on the issues.

The service user involvement group has been in chaos for sometime, so I wouldn't want to involve anyone until all the things that are wrong has been sorted out.

This could happen within the next few months as a new co-ordinator has been appointed. Will allow him to settle in and see if he understands the meaning of Service User Involvement. If he does then I will be encouraging everyone on this Forum to become involved.

So watch this space:)

Take care
 
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RayJ

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Cornwall's own page.... needed now!

i have not heard back from them please people give cornwall a name
:flowers: Hi Diddy, Thanks for trying to get a Cornwall page. I have been trying for sometime.

There is so many threads we could run if we had our own thread.

Cornwall is still the County with the highest suicide rates. Mental health services need a lot of change.

I have been a Service User Representative for many years and as Service User Reps. we achieved many good things in Cornwall. Mental Health services, this included meetings with the Primary Care trust (PCT) Adult Social Care (Cornwall Council), Social Workers & Care Assistants (CA's) and Cornwall Partnership Trust (CPN's, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Acute Care, Longreach, Bodmin Hospital, Respite Care, Carers, Care plans etc.).

It was Service User Involvement at the very best, started by Service Users, but has we grew we needed support and someone to run the funding side. Cornwall Rurual Community Council was approached to see if they would do the hosting. They did and were great, then management changed and instead of hosting, they became managing Service Users. No involvement in changing the way things were done..... now i ask how can a host organisation who is there to make sure we have a voice, just impose what they wanted to do.

This post is a little mixed up with your other question, but I do think our own page on MentalHealthforum.net, will also be a great tool to make sure the Service Users voice in Cornwall can once again be heard.

We have the experiences of our conditions, we live it daily, so who is the best people to help to develop what services we need?...... THAT'S RIGHT US! :clap:

Hugs for all :grouphug:
 
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Hi Lou,

There is very little support anywhere in Cornwall. I am just getting involved with a service user / management forum. They have had some previous meetings, but it seems that they didn't want anyone aboard who knew too much about the condidtion.

There is just one person who is dictating the policy and this does not work. There is a new psychologist been appointed to look at BPD services in Cornwall. I do hope to be able to work along with him and a number of other people who wants to bring the correct services to Cornwall.

Being in West Cornwall, why not call into Sancreed House on Wednesday's. There are therapist there who are very informed and able to support BPD's along with most conditions.

I will be there in respite for the next two weeks, so if anyone wants to link up, I will be around for the next couple of weeks.

Do look at the events calander on www.suncornwall.com for much more details and how to get there.

There is also a mental / emotional support group in Penzance on Tuesday's, free of charge. Ellena and Val invite you to enjoy sessions in a supportive environment and learn a variety of basic techniques taken from Yoga, Shiatsu, Body Psychotherapy, Dance & Movement plus meditation Practice.

Hope that helps a little...... hope to see you and others at Sancreed on Wednesdays.:clap:

Take care.
Hi Ray, thank you very much for your message and the information. I will definitely try to come to Sancreed House next Weds, and to the group in Penzance on Tuesday as well.
I don't have much faith in the mental health services in general from the contact I've had with them, so it's really good to know there's other things/support and people out there as well.
If I can help/get involved in any way I'd really like to. (I've signed up to the suncornwall website too).
It sounds like you're doing amazing things and thank you again for your message.
Best wishes, Lou
 
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busylizzy

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cornwall help

Hello babyc.
Please could you tell me about the service user/management forum.I have a son who is Autistic and unable to get a service.
There is a face book page called cornwall carers please would someone come on and say hello before the council take it over. .My name is liz also Olwen on the pages its all down to the group founder and a social worker or careworker who is having an lively debate with me.
i need to make contact with carers /service users anyone who is having problems.I do not want this group turned into an apprieciation society for the council.
Help
thank you:clap:
 
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busylizzy

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I agree

Hello Everyone:welcome: It's about time Cornwall had it's own area. There are a lot of changes taking place. We have some professionals who are stopping Service Users from becoming enabled. Not sure if the are a little fearful for their jobs.

Of course that not the reason why service users and carers need a better voice. We are often the experts of our own issues, but sometimes need others to help us through the crisis.

Have lots of ideas to share and how to move the who Emotional/Mental Health thing forward.

Well first post so better not bore you all to much.

(((((Huggie 4 all)))))):clap:
Can i be told of groups or carers groups disatisfied with cornwall council?
Please could you give me some support on the fb cornwall carers.There is only me asking difficult questions. i am liz or on face book olwen
thanks
 
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(y)Have you found "What do they know". This site gives you info about asking the Government and L.As about well! anything. Sometimes they come up with useful answers and sometimes not. You might find numbers of M.I. in cornwall I couldn't in Devon.
Good work and good luck.
P.S> They Work for you is a site to your M.P.(y)
 
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hi raj

hi raj i went to the sun cornwall website as i am looking for a self help group in falmouth where i live or in camborne where i go sometimes i would like to become involved in anything that provides better care for people with mental health problems in cornwall having been given 12 sessions of cbt told i have schizophrenia and i see my cpn about once every 4 months i was told by my cpn that they dont have a SINGLE phyciatrist for the whole of cornwall but there are people on a waiting list i wonder if they even no there is zero help accept one for eating disorders.
 
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HI

am a little puddled fort no advertising allowed on this site.....
 
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advertising?

What are you talking about?
 
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what do you like best about cornwall???????????????/

me its the beaches and pasties diddy
 
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busylizzy

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> http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0089nwh/Laurence_Reed_18_06_2010/
any carers here? are you getting help and support from cornwall council?
listen to the old lady who is asked does she want to be alone (if she complains)
ps.only a few more days before the link is deleled as i cant workout how to record the clip to my computer if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
thanks
 
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maudikie

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You have a message about an onld lady in Cornwall. Refer her to the Dornwall group of Mental Health Forum please. I am now unfamiliar with what services there are in Cornwall or in which part of the County she lives.. I believe there are groups in Truro and Camborne, but unsure of the rest. Try www.schizophreniawatch or davidwatch for info.
 
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RayJ

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Self Help Groups in Cornwall

Hi sorry for the long time away... just struggling through one of those down periods.

There has been a lot of requests regarding Self help groups in Cornwall. I have copied this from the Cornwall Rural Community Council website. It's fairly up to date.

Mental Health Self Help Groups
Some of these clubs are run by mental health service users.

REDRUTH FRIENDSHIP CLUB (Social Club) (Managed by myself and I shall be there for the full three hours on 28th July if you want to drop in and have a cuppa :tea: and say hello.

Wednesdays, 12.00 – 3.00 pm, YMCA, Station Road, Redruth. (entrance is via the back door in the rear car park, the room is the first one on the right as you go into the building). You will all be made most welcome.

MIND FRIDAY CLUB

Fridays, 6.30 – 9.00 pm, Truro Baptist Church, Truro.

Run by Carrick Mind – details from Ruth Morris 01872 222469

PINK UMBRELLA LGB GROUP

Every 3rd Friday of the month, 1 – 3 pm. Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual and Transexual mental health support group, 2 Princes St, Truro.

CAMEL CLUB (social support group)

Tuesdays & Fridays, 10.00 – 1.30 pm, Delabole Church, Delabole

ST AGNES SELF HELP GROUP (social support group)

Mondays, 10.30 – 1.00 pm, St Agnes Methodist Church, Coffee Lounge, British Road, St Agnes.

BREAKAWAY

Provides support for people who want to reduce or come off Benzodiazepines. Thursdays, twice a month, 2 – 4 pm, 2 Princes St, Truro.

CORNWALL SURVIVORS GROUP

Mutual support for male survivors of rape or sexual abuse. Tuesdays, 7.00 pm, St Austell.

TIME OUT (social support group)

Liskerret Community Centre, Varley Lane, Liskeard, Thursdays 4 – 6 pm

HEARING VOICES NETWORK

West Cornwall

The Healing Star, 35 Causeway Head, Penzance. Every Tuesday 1.30 – 3.30 pm

Mid Cornwall

Newquay Mind, 40C East Street, Newquay, Every Thursday, 4.00 – 5.00 pm

East & North Cornwall

Group meets in Bodmin. Please phone for details: 01566 80293 or 07807813996 Wednesdays 2.00 - 3.30 pm

MANIC DEPRESSION FELLOWSHIP

Mid Cornwall

The Newquay Centre, St. Michael’s Rd, Newquay, Meetings held on 2nd Monday of each month 4pm – 6pm, Tel: 07792193010

East Cornwall

Liskerret Community Centre, Varley Lane, Liskeard, every 4th Tuesday of the month, 10 – 12 pm

West Cornwall

The Healing Star, 35 Causeway Head, Penzance. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2 – 4 pm

PERRANPORTH COFFEE CORNER

Meets every Wednesday from 10.30-1.00 upstairs in the Conservative Club, St Piran’s Road, Perranporth. For more info call Brenda on 01872 572453 or Betty on 01872 572546

ASPERGERS SELF HELP GROUP - meeting

Please call Jane Morgan at Cornwall Mental Health Project (01872 243532) for more information on when and where this group meets.

Freedom OCD Group

Every last Thursday of the month, 10.30am to 12.30pm, Truro. Please phone Nicki for details 01872 243542

If you know of any other Self Help groups, please add them to the list.
 
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