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Mental health news this week - part 2



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Founding Member
May 8, 2008
(Still can't post long posts - is anyone sorting it?)

Human Library event - May 11th

Are you caring for a friend or family member in Birmingham?
Why not join our programme for a creative outlet and a chance to meet other carers.
Refreshments and all materials are provided free of charge at all sessions. Spaces are limited and must be pre-booked.

Hands on with History. Get up close to original Greek artefacts and be inspired to make your own clay artwork.
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Sat 18 May
11am – 1.30pm

Behind the Scenes Tour. Be amazed by our collection as we go into the stores to see intriguing and unusual objects.
Museum Collection Centre
Wed 12 June
10.30am – 1pm

Flower Wreath. Make your own paper flowers to create a decorative wreath inspired by Aston’s gardens.
Aston Hall
Sat 29 June
11am – 1.30pm
To book, please contact Rosie at: [email protected]
Or call 0121 348 8103
Funded by: www.birminghammuseums.org.uk

Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival
24 to 27 May
More - London Wellbeing Festival

Positive Mental Health Group - monthly networking meeting dates for 2018. The group is open to anyone with an interest in promoting a greater awareness of mental health issues across the communities of Birmingham and Solihull. Your chance to share information, news & views with statutory agencies, voluntary sector organisations, user groups - and individual users/carers/staff. Come and join one of the biggest mental health networking meetings in the Midlands, every month! Just turn up - no need to book. Meetings include guest speakers, information table, light refreshments & a chance to chat and catch up.
Remaining meetings;
Tuesday 28th May – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 25th June – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 30th July – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 27th August – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 24th September – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 29th October – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 26th November – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 17th December – from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT - Cafe, 38 - 40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham city centre B1 1EQ
Just a short walk from all city centre rail stations and bus stops. The cafe is located next to Birmingham LGBT Health & Wellbeing Centre, opposite the Chinese pagoda traffic island and the Radisson hotel.
Buses X61 and 63 stop at HF1 outside the cafe. The journey is just two stops from the Rotunda/Bullring centre, board buses outside the Boots store.
PALS (Patient Advice and Liaison Service) at BSMHFT can offer information on this group and other voluntary or user groups within Birmingham and Solihull - Phone 0800 953 0045
More - Positive Mental Health Group - Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust - BSMHFT

Ayur Fest
May 31st · June 1st · June 2nd
More - AyurFest - Ayurvedic Professionals Association

Suresearch is a network of Service Users in Research and Education. We welcome as members, users and survivors of mental health services and their allies, who have experience and/or an interest in mental health research and education.
Remaining 2019 meetings;
Wednesday 5th June
Thursday 4th July
Wednesday 7th August
Thursday 5th September
Wednesday 2nd October
Thursday 7th November
Wednesday 4th December
Reasonable travel expenses are paid to members and guests who live in the Midlands, subject to a maximum of £10.
Park House, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RT.
Information on access to the venue can be obtained by emailing us at - [email protected]
Updated information on meetings will be on our website at - www.suresearch.org.uk

Birmingham Mental Health Mates Meet-Up - by Amy Rose
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH
This is for anyone affected by Mental Health Issues who wants to meet up with like minded people in a comfortable, welcoming and non-judgmental environment.
We meet on the 1st Sunday of every month* in the lovely Tea Rooms at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. There is no specific structure to our meets, just a relaxed meetup with no pressure to talk or get involved. Look out for the long table with a couple of balloons on.
*Please note this may be adjusted if lands on certain days such as Easter. Monitor this website and Facebook etc for changes.
More - Birmingham Mental Health Mates Meet-up

Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre summer fayre
Kilnwick Percy Hall, Pocklington, York YO42 1UF
Sunday 23 June
11am – 4.30pm
Free entry (car parking £1)
Meditation classes for children and adults
Tours of the meditation rooms
Bouncy castle
Water slide
Games and prizes
Bric-a-brac and stalls
Food & drink
Face painting
Bands and family entertainment
More - Summer Fayre - Madhyamaka KMC

The Healing Weekend
12th, 13th and 14th July 2019
Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3PZ
More - The Healing Weekend

Magical is a 3-day micro, music, arts and wellness festival. As well as having fantastic musicians and DJs to make you dance like there’s no tomorrow our aim is for 1,000 people to express and find themselves through a unique and diverse programme of activities.
19 - 23 July
More - Magical Festival 2019

Nr Chaxhill, Westbury-On-Severn GL14 1QU.
24 to 28 July
Community Gathering, a feast of sharing together in Yoga Sacred sound, music, food, laughter, wisdom, Satsang, ceremony and a whole lot more. We will nurture this intention through practices of sacred dance, Sound, Yoga, Kirtan, Satsang, Shamanic Journeying, karma yoga/Seva, Family fun and enjoying the company of like-minded people.
More - Sundara Community

Togetherness Festival
More - We create live experiences of Togetherness - Welcome

OM Yoga Show
18th, 19th & 20th October
Alexandra Palace, London
Don't miss out on being a part of this incredible yoga celebration - the biggest of its kind in Europe!
Book now and you will have a chance to apply for an open class - sessions are limited in number and priority is given to applications from exhibitors.
To discuss options, contact Natasha - [email protected] or 01787 220648
More - https://preview.mailerlite.com/w1u8k7/1069453016140092837/h8d0/

Huddersfield Yoga and Wellbeing Festival
Following the success of the 2018 Huddswellfest we are hard at work planning the 2019 Festival.
If you would like to teach a class, deliver a workshop or talk please contact us.
For information on general stalls hire and food stalls hire please contact us.
We have a variety of roles for you to help with at the festival. For more information please contact us.
If you/your group or band would like to play at the festival or you would like to do a demonstration please contact us.
We have both event sponsorship packages and VIP gift bag sponsorship opportunities. For more information please contact us.
More - https://www.yorkshireyogi.com/Huddersfield-Yoga-Wellbeing-Festival/Huddswellfest-2019

Flippancy to end with
British Parliament Sectioned Under The Mental Health Act (due to Brexit) - http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/20...iament-sectioned-under-the-mental-health-act/


Well-known member
Sep 5, 2019
On The Train
Birmingham sounds like such a great friendly and open place towards those with mental illness!


Well-known member
Founding Member
May 8, 2008
it happens to be where I live and so I tend to have more info from there