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New for Spring 2015 - courses from the Mind & Body Project!
Book Group - starts Monday 6th July- book now to reserve your place
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For more information on the project, please visit the Mind & Body Project.
What a Night!
We were thrilled by the response to our first fundraising ball last weekend, over 200 people attended the event at Baldwins Omega and raised thousands in support of our work. It was particularly encouraging to see so many people genuinely interested in our work and keen to engage with us and we look forward to working with them on future projects.
We couldn't have done it without the help and support of some very committed volunteers and we would like to thank Gill, Helen, Jo and all the supporters who gave their time and effort to get this off the ground. Can't wait for the next one!
The Mind and Body team are hard at work putting the final touches to their forthcoming programme of events and activities. Already this year they have delivered courses aimed at improving mental health and wellbeing and have worked with community groups and schools to try and improve self esteem and manage stress.
Details of the new programme will be published here shortly and you can also keep up to date with the latest news on Sheffield Mind's Facebook and Twitter sites. If you can't wait and would like to find out more about the project, click the link above or call the Mind and Body team on 0114 258 4489 ext 108.
The Mind & Body Project is also responsible for delivering Carers' Toolbox sessions as part of Keeping Carers in Mind. The next course starts on the 15th May but there are a couple of places availabel so if you are interested, contact the office for further information or click the link above for miore information.
Merger with Community Action Halfway Home
The recent merger with Community Action Halfway Home ('Halfway') has helped Sheffield Mind expand and diversify its services and increase the expertise and experience of its workforce. Teething troubles aside, the transition has been a relatively smooth one and we hope that as a result of the increase in capacity, we will be able to offer a more comprehensive and effective services to our clients.
Already we have increased the number of support groups that we offer and have introduced group Drama and Art therapy to the options available from our Counselling and Therapy team.
We believe that in addition to increasing capacity, the merger will improve our position financially and allow us to provide effective, diverse and sustainable services to people with mental health needs in Sheffield.
Time To Change - latest news
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £3000 to organise a programme of events and activities aimed at raising awareness and reducing the discrimination still experienced by people suffering with mental illness.
We will be working with partners at Time to Change and Sheffield City Council to deliver activities designed to encourage individuals to speak openly about their experiences and share their stories with friends, colleagues and family members.
We hope that by doing so, they can help us dispel some of the ignorance that still exists about certain conditions and put an end to the prejudice that some individuals still experience.
We are particularly delighted to be working with Time to Change again and looking forward to building on the success of last year's Lets Get Talking project.
We have redesigned and relaunched the Sheffield Mental Health Guide (www.sheffieldmentalhealth.org.uk) and are continuing to promote the resource to medical professionals and health practitioners as well as members of the public.
The guide provides a directory of mental health services in Sheffield and includes information on a wide range of conditions, support groups and self help. The guide is managed by staff who are able to advise users on how to use the directory and get access to the services they need. The guide is constantly updated to ensure that information is accurate and up to date and staff monitor service provision across the city to ensure comprehensive listings.
Sheffield Mind is a leading provider of mental health and wellbeing services in Sheffield.
- If you are looking for support around mental health click here to learn more about our services.
- Sheffield Mind relies on the support of volunteers; if you are interested in getting involved click here.
- Click here if you are interested in purchasing our services or want to know more about the work we do.