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Nearly a third of fit notes issued by GPs are for psychiatric problems, says an NHS report - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41124238

‘Putting on weight' – August 2017 Mind Management newsletter - Mind Management August Newsletter

Job Fairs - in date order;

Brighton - 6th September, Jurys Inn - Waterfront, 10am to 2pm
Leicester - 8th September, Curve Theatre, 10am to 2pm
Telford - 8th September, Park Inn by Radisson, 10am to 2pm
Sheffield - 13th September, Town Hall, 10am to 2pm
Peterborough - 15th September, Town Hall, 10am to 2pm
Stoke on Trent - 20th September, Quality Hotel, 10am to 2pm
Norwich - 20th September, The Forum, 10am to 2pm
Stratford (London) - 22nd September, Old Town Hall, 10am to 2pm
Colchester - 27th September, Town Hall, 10am to 2pm
Leeds - 29th September, Crossgates Shopping Centre, 10am to 2pm
Newcastle Upon Tyne - 4th October, Assembly Rooms, 10am to 2pm
Ipswich - 6th October, Town Hall, 10am to 2pm
Reading - 13th October, Town Hall, 10am to 2pm
Manchester - 20th October, Bridgewater Hall, 10am to 2pm
Bristol - 25th October, Colston Hall, 10am to 2pm
Birmingham - 27th October, Council House, 10am to 2pm
Portsmouth - 1st November, Guildhall, 10am to 2pm
Northampton - 3rd November, Guildhall, 10am to 2pm
Watford - 8th November, Langley Banqueting Suite, 10am to 2pm
Nottingham - 8th November, Motorpoint Arena, 10am to 2pm
Wolverhampton - 10th November, Molineux Stadium, 10am to 2pm
Coventry - 15th November, Belgrade Theatre, 10am to 2pm
Norwich - 29th November, The Forum, 10am to 2pm

More details - Job Fair Events | Find out the dates, times and locations of all our Job Fairs

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 2017 meetings;

Thursday 7th September
Wednesday 4th October
Thursday 2nd November
Wednesday 6th December

Reasonable travel expenses are paid to members and guests who live in the Midlands, subject to a maximum of £15.

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 - Home - Suresearch

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Mental Health Forum and AGM

We are inviting the public to find out more about the relationship between physical and mental health at their our quarterly mental health forum, as well as reviewing our performance over the past year at our Annual General Meeting (AGM).

The event, which is open to all, will be held on Friday 22 September, 10am – 2.30pm, at The New Art Gallery, Walsall WS2 8LG.

More - Mental Health Forum and AGM - Dudley and Walsall - Mental Health Partnership

Wanderlust 108


7.30AM - 4PM

Victoria Park - LONDON

Full day celebration in support of the mindful movement, featuring a triathlon unlike any you’ve ever known. We bring together three intentional activities : a 5K* run, an outdoor yoga flow class, and a guided meditation. Following the triathlon, you can take one scheduled activity, such as acroyoga, AIReal Yoga™, hooping, or walking meditation.

More - https://wanderlust.com/108-events/london/

Positive Mental Health Group - monthly networking meeting dates for 2017. 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 26th September - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 31st October - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 28th November - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Tuesday 19th December - from 2.30pm to 4.30pm

ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD AT - Cakes and Ladders 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 - http://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/service-user-and-carer/local-groups-and-events/positive-mental-health-group/

NSUN Annual General Meeting and Members' Event - by National Survivor User Network (NSUN)

WED 27 SEP AT 10:30


More - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nsun-annual-general-meeting-and-members-event-2017-registration-36690191350?ref=enivte001&invite=MTI0Mzg4MjIvZ2FyeV9vYnJpZW5fOTlAeWFob28uY28udWsvMA==&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=invitemodernv2&ref=enivte001&utm_term=attend

Course - Understanding Mental Health (BAES)

Venue Erdington Adult Education Centre (Birmingham)

Course Code - 17ER001101L

Times - Tue 10:00 - 12:00

Start Date - 26/09/2017

End Date - 07/11/2017

Number of sessions - 6

Fee details (Annual fee). Standard Fee - £54. Concessionary Fee - £24. Discounted Fee - £24

Joining Our Courses. Registration Details. You cannot register for this course online. Please contact us on 0121 303 4318 for further information.

Refocus on Recovery

18 to 20 September

Nottingham Conference Centre

Refocus on Recovery 2017 is an international conference aimed at advancing the field of recovery research and to create an international community of influence. It is the largest regular scientific conference in the world on recovery for people with mental health problems and is presenting world-leading research about how people can live well with illness.

Keynote speakers come from the UK (Steve Gillard, Isabella Goldie, Jayasree Kalathil, Anu Singh, Mike Slade) as well as from India (Manoj Kumar), Canada (Kwame McKenzie), Germany (Jasna Russo) and Norway (Mark Hopfenbeck). We will also hear from Jenny Edwards (Chief Executive, Mental Health Foundation) and Ruth Hawkins (Chief Executive, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust).

It promises a great opportunity for learning and networking. For the three previous Recovery conferences, around 500 people came from 25 countries. There is a lively social programme, as well as the Gala Dinner, we have exciting creative opportunities such as the boomwhacker percussion energiser event, a ‘Story Shop’ offering a range of stories from people with lived experience and more….

Main conference themes:

Recovery for different groups
Prevention of mental ill-health
Re-situating recovery
Allocating resources

Visit - www.researchintorecovery.com/ror2017 for more information.

The Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU

Email: [email protected]
Web: www.researchintorecovery.com/ror2017
Twitter: @InstituteMH #RonR2017

Mental Health Basics for Yoga Teachers with Lisa Kaley-Isley

The Light Centre, 114 London Wall, London EC2M 5QA

Dates - Saturday 30 September to Sunday 1 October from 9.30am to 5pm each day (with a break for lunch).

Cost - £170

Surveys conducted with yoga participants consistently reveal that seeking assistance with mental health conditions, especially relief from anxiety and depression, is a prime motivator for beginning yoga practice. In this new workshop, learn some of the basic tools all yoga teachers should have to recognise and respond appropriately to these conditions in a class situation.

Read more - http://www.yogacampus.com/workshops/mental-health-basics-for-yoga-teachers

Yours Live magazine wellbeing events;

Gunton Hall, Lowestoft. 6 - 9 October
Lakeside Village, Hampshire. 11 - 15 December

More details - http://www.yours.co.uk/2016/08/events2017

Tree Of Life festival


9:45AM – 6PM

THE BEECHES CONFERENCE CENTRE, 76 Selly Oak Road, Bournville, Birmingham B30 1LS

More - https://treeoflifemagazine.co.uk/events/festival/

Holistic Ways Festivals in Scotland;

Aberdeen (Elphinstone Hall). 14 - 15/10/2017
Glasgow (Trades Hall). 4 - 5/11/2017
Edinburgh (Corn Exchange). 26/11/2017

More - http://www.holisticwaysfestival.co.uk/

Colchester Mind Body Spirit festival

Marks Tey Village Hall

21st - 22nd October

10am - 4pm each day

£4 (concessions £3.50 & under 16 free)​

Life Arts is again providing a weekend packed with complementary therapies, spiritual guidance, health advice, meditation space, workshops and healing music. This event is raising money for local charity, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity with many fantastic prizes to be won in the grand raffle.

More - http://www.lifearts.co.uk/colchester-mind-body-spirit-festival-2017/

Mind Body Spirit Wellbeing Festival


The NEC, Birmingham

10.00 - 18.00 Friday,
10.00 - 18.00 Saturday
10.00 - 17.00 Sunday

More - http://www.mindbodyspirit.co.uk/birmingham

Stylist Live - expo aimed at women

Olympia, London

10 - 12 November

Expect life lessons, insights and inspiration for everyone. With help from your favourite inspirational women, Stylist Live explores everything, from the morning routines of successful women to boozy book readings. This is a weekend of empowerment, entertainment and influence at its best

More - http://live.stylist.co.uk/

Course - Working in Mental Health - Level 2 Certificate (NCFE)

Venue - Erdington Adult Education Centre (Birmingham)

Course Code - 17ER001041P

Times - Tue 10:00 - 12:00

Start Date - 14/11/2017

End Date - 17/07/2018

Number of sessions - 30

Fee details (Annual fee). Standard Fee - £320. Concessionary Fee - £0. Discounted Fee - £80

Joining Our Courses. Registration Details. You cannot register for this course online. Please contact us on 0121 303 4318 for further information.

Woodbridge Mind Body Spirit festival

Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 4AU

18th - 19th November

10am - 4pm each day

£3.50 (concessions £3.00 under 16 free)​

Life Arts is again providing a weekend packed with complementary therapies, spiritual guidance, health advice, meditation space, workshops and healing music. This event is raising money for local charity, Helen Rollason Cancer Charity with many fantastic prizes to be won in the grand raffle.

More - http://www.lifearts.co.uk/woodbridge-mind-body-spirit-festival-2017/

From my local Trust;

NHS Networks - Colleges join forces to make young people's mental health a priority - http://www.rcgp.org.uk/news/2017/august/colleges-join-forces-to-make-young-peoples-mental-health-a-priority.aspx

HSJ - Watchdog flags concerns about private health firms' merger - https://www.hsj.co.uk/mental-health/watchdog-flags-concerns-about-private-health-firms-merger/7020432.article

Mental Health Today - Student police officers complete mental health hospital placements - https://www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk/student-police-officers-complete-mental-health-hospital-placements

Mental Health Foundation - Winner announced for first Mental Health Fringe Award at Edinburgh Festival - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/winner-announced-first-mental-health-fringe-award-edinburgh-festival

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust - Recovery Demonstration Day - https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/latest-news/recovery-demonstration-day-1885

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust - New mobile app tackles paranoia - http://www.oxfordhealth.nhs.uk/news/new-mobile-app-tackles-paranoia/

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust - Leading with Compassion scheme shortlisted for national Kate Granger award - http://www.combined.nhs.uk/news/latest-news/leading-with-compassion-scheme-shortlisted-for-national-kate-granger-award/

Rethink - Booking now open for the Take the Lead conference - https://www.rethink.org/news-views/2017/8/booking-now-open-for-the-take-the-lead-conference