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Carl Chang: Man in Solihull (West Midlands) who stabbed parents to death in frenzied knife attack is sent to secure hospital 'indefinitely' - Carl Chang: Man who stabbed parents to death in frenzied knife attack is sent to secure hospital 'indefinitely' - Mirror Online



Coronation Street star Kym Marsh opens up about her battle with depression and anxiety - Coronation Street star Kym Marsh opens up about her battle with depression and anxiety - Mirror Online



The Deputy Prime Minister is calling on all NHS trusts to commit to a new ambition for "zero suicides" in the UK - Nick Clegg calls on NHS to commit to '''zero suicides''' - ITV News




THE leader of the Labour Party used the opportunity of a visit to the borough to launch a report into what can be done to combat mental health issues for children and young people. Ed Miliband spoke at the Enfield Mental Health Users Group, in Lancaster Road, Enfield, to announce that if Labour comes to power in May it would invest more in mental health services for children and young people - NORTHLONDON TODAY | NEWS | Miliband's mental health warning | 2015



A young disabled football fan on a birthday treat was left in tears after being barred from watching his Manchester United heroes. Tyler Short, 14, and father Chris made a 530-mile round trip to Old Trafford in the hope of seeing his favourite player, Wayne Rooney. But they were refused entry with a wheelchair used by the autistic youngster - Disabled lad turned away from seeing beloved Manchester United on his birthday - Mirror Online



RAF WW2 veteran, 91, locked in a dementia unit without his cat Fluffy by local council wins £60, 000 damages for breach of his human rights. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...amages-breach-human-rights.html#ixzz3PfNkLA6s



Live life to the full with this easy to use Five Ways to Wellbeing app. It offers a practical way to help you feel good and function well in the world. Reflect on your wellbeing, set activities to help you improve your wellbeing and track your progress – all from the comfort of your phone; whenever it suits you - http://apps.nhs.uk/app/five-ways-to-wellbeing/



The SOS Campaign is a ground-breaking programme that works to prevent suicide through a number of approaches - http://www.s-o-s.org.uk/






Shoulder To Shoulder Veterans' Drop in, 10.30am - 12.30pm. Forthcoming dates:


Thursday 29th January 2015
Tuesday 17th February 2015
Thursday 26th March 2015
Tuesday 21st April 2015
Monday 18th May 2015

At West Midlands Fire Service Headquarters, 99 Vauxhall Road Birmingham B7 4HW

20 minute walk from Moor St Station past Millennium Point Number 14 Bus runs regularly from Priory Queensway to Vauxhall Road We can pay travel expenses on the day - please keep your tickets

Come along for coffee and a chat
Meet other veterans
Find out about Shoulder to Shoulder mentoring

Reception staff will direct you to the room

Any queries on the day call Jane on 07842 811 459
Any queries generally call 0121 236 2531







Positive Mental Health Group - monthly networking meeting dates for 2015. 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.

Thursday 29 January - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 26 February - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 26 March - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 30 April - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 28 May - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 25 June - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 30 July - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 27 August - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 24 September - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 29 October - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 26 November-- from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 17 December - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

(Last Thursday of the month except in December)

ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT - Matchbox 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 61 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







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. Meet at the University of Birmingham.

Suresearch Monthly Meetings in 2015

Wednesday 4th February
Thursday 5th March
Wednesday 1st April
Thursday 7th May
Wednesday 3rd June
Thursday 2nd July
Wednesday 5th August
Thursday 10th September
Wednesday 7th October
Thursday 5th November
Wednesday 2nd December

Meetings are generally held at 10.30am in the Garden Room at Park House, 40 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2RT.

Tea, coffee and a warm welcome are available from 10.00 am. Our meetings are open, friendly, and relaxed. Everyone has the chance to sit and listen or contribute to the discussions, raise topics and distribute information. News of local and national developments is shared, along with information on current and forthcoming research and teaching projects

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








Marie-Louise von Franz's Esoteric Psychology Lecture - Vivianne Crowley

Venue - Treadwell's Books, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS

Friday 20 February 2015
Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start
Price: £7

One of the most brilliant pupils of Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz analysed over 65,000 dreams. For her, the veil between imagination and magic was thin and to voyage into the unconscious was to undertake a shamanic initiation. Translator of the famous text Aurora Consurgens and a leading figure in the Zürich school of Jungian analysts, her work is an essential starting point in the psychology of alchemy. Dr Vivianne Crowley is a psychologist, academic, author, and magical practitioner, currently at Cherry Hill Seminary. Her books include Carl Jung: Journey of Transformation and Wicca.

Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online - http://www.treadwells-london.com/event/marie-louse-von-franz/







SPIRIT POSSESSION AND MENTAL HEALTH - CONFERENCES

(Sorry about the Capitals but it was sent to me that way)

9TH MARCH in LONDON and 13TH MARCH in MANCHESTER

Spirit possession is recognised worldwide across many cultures and by several religions. Spirit possession is often seen as an idiom of distress causing a change in behaviour and mental well being.

Spirit possession is also included in the ICD 10 and DSM IV classifications of mental disorders, yet the extent to which it is recognised and/or discussed in clinical practice is less than we would expect, even in UK cities where there resides a diverse population.

This one day event will consider the critical themes and debates on spirit possession from an anthropological, social, psychological, medical and religious perspective using a range of illustrative case study, clinical practice and research

This conference will be relevant to all professionals in the field of Mental Health and Social Care, including those from Local Authorities and NHS trusts across the UK, Social Workers, Approved Mental Health Professionals, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Early Intervention Teams, CPN’s, OT’s, Chaplains, Community Faith Leaders & Healers, Equality Leads, Community Development Workers, Service User Representatives, Charities, Third Sector, Educational Establishments, Academics and Policy makers.

More - http://www.bmehealth.org/








From my local Trust;


Department of Health – New Mental Health Act Code of Practice - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-mental-health-act-code-of-practice



Department of Health – Nick Clegg calls for zero suicides across the NHS - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nick-clegg-calls-for-zero-suicides-across-the-nhs



NHS England – CCG Bulletin, issue 75: Updated guidance on patient choice of mental health provider -



NHS England – CCG Bulletin, issue 75: CCG views on NHS England Dementia Support - http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/pe/bp/guidance/



CCG views on NHS England dementia support - https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/2d164506



Parliament – Mental health provision – Lords general debate - http://www.parliament.uk/business/news/2015/january/mental-health-provision-lords-general-debate/



Mental Health Today – Structural barriers mean UK severe mental health policy ‘not always put into practice’ - http://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/...alth-policy-not-always-put-into-practice.aspx



Mental Health Today – Workplace stress reduces mental ability to that of a small child, research claims - http://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/...to-that-of-a-small-child-research-claims.aspx



Mental Health Today – Bisexual women more likely to experience poor mental health than lesbians, according to research - http://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/...alth-than-lesbians-according-to-research.aspx



Mental Health Foundation – What does a mindful nation look like? - http://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-news/news-archive/2015/15-01-14-mindful-nation/



The Guardian – Are more men getting eating disorders? - http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/jan/18/are-more-men-getting-eating-disorders




HSJ – Lessons from Japan: Tackle the dementia challenge by supporting carers - http://www.hsj.co.uk/home/innovatio...-health-resources&contentID=2156#.VMKRAblyat8




Nottinghamshire Healthcare has been placed top in Stonewall’s 2015 Workplace Equality Index, which features the best employers in Britain for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) people - http://www.nottinghamshirehealthcar...t-news/trust-named-top-employer-by-stonewall/
 
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