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Peer Support Toolkit from REC in Shaftesbury

The Recovery Education Centre will be coming to Shaftesbury to deliver their Peer Support Toolkit course on Friday 20th May. Please support this course, especially valuable for people already, or thinking of, volunteering with Peer Support as well as those who work in health services, care and social support. May 2022 Timetable (1) Course Descriptions …

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An Introduction to Managing your Mental Health – 29th April – Sherborne Library

A bit outside our area but I thought it was worth mentioning.  Also a bit short notice – not sure how I missed this until today as I get Dorset Libraries newsletter!  The Sherborne Library web page shows “no events” so I suggest give them a call first! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-managing-your-mental-health-tickets-247211605567 “What can lead to poor mental …

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Call for evidence for new 10-year plan to improve mental health

Press Release The 12-week call for evidence will seek views on what can be improved within the current service and build our understanding of the causes of mental ill-health. From: Department of Health and Social Care Published 12 April 2022 A call for evidence opens today to inform a new 10-year mental health plan to …

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Poor mental health costs the UK a staggering £118 billion per year but much of this is preventable.

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/mental-health-problems-cost-uk-economy-least-118-billion-year This is the stunning headline from a new report from the Mental Health Foundation with the London School of Economics and Political Science, ‘The economic case for investing in the prevention of mental health conditions in the UK’, which provides evidence from the UK and around the world that proves prevention interventions work. Many mental …

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RESPONSE – Project in BaNES, SWINDON AND WILTSHIRE

A partnership project with Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG  and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Response is working to complete this partnership project to support the work underway locally to strengthen mental health support services. The project focuses on hospital admission avoidance for mental health and facilitating earlier hospital …

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How undiagnosed ADHD affects Mental Health

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-undiagnosed-adhd-adults-interacts-mental-health-/ MENTAL HEALTH TODAY REPORT “The more we learn about neurodiversity, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD the clearer it becomes that neurodiverse people are more common than we first thought. Unfortunately, knowledge of the increasing number of people who have ADHD or ASD does not mean the world is any easier to …

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The state of CAMHS

Mental Health Today reports on the worrying state of CAMHS https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/capacity-crisis-camhs-putting-vulnerable-young-people-/ The capacity crisis in CAMHS is putting vulnerable young people at serious risk, say GPs “This week, it has been revealed that most of the GPs surveyed by stem4 (95% of 1001) believe that mental health services for children and young people are critically …

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EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK – 28th FEB – 6th MAR

https://edaw.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/ This year’s theme focuses on ensuring there is correct and adequate training on eating disorders available to health professionals. BEAT, the national eating disorder charity, are campaigning for all UK medical schools to introduce proper training. “Our Campaign Eating disorders are devastating mental illnesses that affect 1 in 50 people in the UK. Recovery is …

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PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETS THURSDAY 3RD MARCH AT RBL HALL, SHAFTESBURY with optional meditation and mindfulness

This Thursday, Jude Lask, a meditation and mindfulness teacher will be joining us to do an introductory session of about 40 minutes. I attend a virtual meditation group run by Jude once a week and can thoroughly recommend this. The group runs from 2 pm – 4 pm with refreshments as usual. There is a …

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