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Counselling and Therapy Waiting List - CLOSED
Due to popular demand the waiting list for our free counselling and therapy service is now closed to new referrals
There are other services that you may be able to access, click here for further details of all the services provided by the Counselling and Therapy Team or call 0114 258 4489 ext 167/106 or to discuss options.
We are the Champions - well very nearly!
Our Keeping Families in Mind project brought together members of the armed forces reserves to take part in a family fun day at the weekend.
The aim of the event was to promote the work we and other organistions are doing to support military families and armed forces veterans and we were thrilled to have such a great turn out.
Nando's very kindly agreed to cater the event and we had staff and volunteers providing face painting and other activities for the younger participants.
The highlight of the event was the five-a-side football tournament featuring reserve units from across South Yorkshire, a team from the Sheffield United Community Foundation and a team made up of staff and supporters from Sheffield Mind. To be fair to the latter, they were the underdogs from the outset BUT they defied expectation and managed to make it all the way to the final, just missing out on the big prize but beaten byu the better team on the day.
It was a brilliant event with a real sense of community and camaraderie amongst the rival teams and the friends and family that came and supported them. We would like to thank everyone that came and supported the event and especially all the people that took part in the tournament.
Same time next year?
We are looking for volunteers to help with our monthly Vintage Tea Room and our weekly Dementia Tea Rooms.
We need friendly and reliable people to help make visitors feel welcome, to show them around and introduce them to and encourage them to talk to other users and participate in activities and events. We are also looking for people with a little creativity to devise and deliver activities, quizzes, games, discussion topices etc to encourage people to talk to one another and nengage with group activity
Mindheaven - local sports journalist takes on a helluva challenge!
This May, in the midst of the Football League play-offs, local Radio Sheffield sports presenter Adam Oxley will be taking on a marathon challenge. To celebrate the beautiful game and raise funds for Sheffield, Rotherham & Barnsley and Doncaster Minds, Adam will be attempting to walk over 120 miles between all clubs in levels 1-10 of the men’s game and 1-4 of the women’s game across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire and he intends to do it in just 5 days!
Read all about the challenge and how you can get involved by clicking HERE and do support Adam if you can
Sheffield Mind launches weekly support group for people with dementia
We pleased to announce that they will be running a weekly dementia Tea Room for people living with mild to moderate dementia in Sheffield. The sessions, starting April 29th 2019, will be held every Monday 1:30- 3:30pm at their Wellbeing Centre on Sharrow Lane. The tea rooms will be facilitated by trained staff and volunteers and will include reminiscence activities and events designed to stimulate memory, encourage social interaction and reduce loneliness and isolation. Carers and family members will be welcomed and encouraged to take part in the sessions.
Project coordinator Steph Brown said ‘This service has so much value and potential as there are limited services available for people living with dementia in this area of Sheffield. We aim to concentrate on the positive aspects of the person, using creative approaches to help individuals reconnect with self and others. We intend for the tea room to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment where people can express themselves, come to terms with their diagnosis, reminisce and interact with others.
if you have any questions about the service call 0114 258 4489 or email email@example.com or click on the image above.
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Counselling and Therapy
Volunteering Opportunity - Dementia Tea Rooms
Sheffield Mind has received funding to run a weekly dementia tea room for 12 months at our Wellbeing Centre, 110 Sharrow Lane S11 8AL.
The tea room will be run by a paid coordinator, with the assistance of volunteers. There will be an emphasis on inter-generational conversation and reminiscence work. Volunteers will help facilitate the weekly 2 hour sessions annd duties will included setting up rooms, preparing and serving tea/coffee and light refreshments and talking to attendees and their carers.
A role description and person spec for the opportunity can be found HERE
If you have any questions about the role please call the office on 01147 258 4489 ext 117
Our Counselling and Therapy waiting list is currently CLOSED to new referrals
We are unable to take on any more clients to our free service as we are currently at capacity But we are accepting referralsinto our Keeping Families in Mind service, which provides counselling to people with military connections.
Call for further information on 0114 258 4489 or click here.
Springboard is on the move!
The Central Springboard that used to take place at St Mary's Church is moving to the Broomhall Centre.
The weekly sessions will be held on Wednesday's from 12.30 - 3.30 and are open to anyone who is feeling low or isolated as a result of their mental health condition and looking for support to move on. The team of staff and Recovery Coaches can help users to build confidence, develop skills and make new friends as part iof their recovery journey and regular one to one and group activities are available.
The sessions are free to attend and sel refferrals are welcome.
If you are interested in finding out more you can contact the office on 0114 258 4489 or email project coordinator Teresa for more info
What Good Looks Like - Wellbeing Practitioners service recognised by national Mind
Our Age Better Wellbeing Practitioners service has been cited by national Mind as a good practice example of how talking therapy services can effectively support people. We are proud of the team that deliver this service and of the impact they have had on the lives of service users. The service provides support and counselling to people over 50 who are isolated and lonely and as the testimonials confirm, the outcomes have been very positive.
You can read about the service here
Work Well Stay Well
We are pleased to announce details of our new Work Well Stay Well service which has been designed to provide support for people over 50 who are struggling to maintain employment due to mental health issues.
We work with both Employees and Employers to try and adddress issues that are affecting workplace wellbeing and try and get people back into regular and productive employment.
For further details and to make a referral to the service click on the link below
As you are aware new data protection regulations (GDPR) have been introduced this month to improve the way in which personal data is collected and processed.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). The GDPR sets out the principles for data management and the rights of the individual and has been designed to protect individuals from unsolicited marketing and having personal details used for inappropriate purposes.
We want everyone who supports us, or who comes to us for support, to feel confident and comfortable with how any personal information submitted to us is looked after or used. Our Privacy statement sets out how we collect, use and store your personal information and also tells you how you can request removal from our records at any given time should you wish.
The Sheffield Mind privacy statement may be subject to revision at times but we will alert you to changes and post a revised version of the document here.
What do we think about ourselves and does it make us feel?
Sheffield Mind staff Sally and Natasha decided to celebrate World Mental Health by creating a short film which explores the unique qualities of the human mind
They asked staff to record a positive and negative thought about how their mind’s worked and how they perceived the combined elements working together. The intention was to illustrate that we all have ups and downs and thinks that we would like to change but these are the things that make us individual.
The result is illustrates how people see themselves and what they perceive to be good and bad about the way they think and function.
Click the link below to see the results
Sheffield Mind Wellbeing Centre - available for hire
A lot of time was spent designing a space that would be welcoming to service users and would provide appropriate accomodation for staff and visitors. In addition, we have various rooms and spaces that we have made available for hire, our training suite has its own catering facilities and can be used for away days, training sessions or interviews and we also have an art room which is a warm, bright and more informal meeting space and lends itself to briefings, team meetings and more informal social activities.
How you use the rooms is up to you - we hope that we have something for everyone and will be happy to discuss your needs.
Johnny Nelson joins Sheffield Mind in the fight for greater mental health awareness
Sheffield Mind today announces former world champion boxer Johnny ‘The Entertainer’ Nelson will be joining as an official ambassador of the local charity. Sheffield born Johnny, who held the WBO Cruiserweight title from 1999 – 2005, was inspired to get involved with the local mental health charity following feedback he received from fans after opening up about his own experiences on a recent Sky documentary.
Keen to promote the links between physical and mental wellbeing Johnny said, “I’m excited to be joining Sheffield Mind as an ambassador to support mental health awareness in my home city. I’ve personally seen how mental health issues have affected people in the boxing profession and my work with prison inmates has shown how failure to resolve issues such as stress, depression and anxiety in young life, can lead to issues later on with people, especially young men,making poor life choices.
“Prince Harry recently cited boxing as something he used to escape from the emotional distress he experienced following his mother’s death, and the links between physical and mental wellbeing have been widely documented. I’m keen to promote these links within my role as an ambassador for Sheffield Mind and do what I can to support the delivery and development of their services.”
The Sheffield Mental Health Guide
Please note that from the 1st April the Sheffield Mental Health Guide will be managed by Recovery Enterprises. You can contact the guide at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0114 2737009
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