Our event on May 15th 'what makes Southampton a mentally health City?' has a number of presentations and workshops. One of the workshops is focusing on the re-establishment of a service user network in Southampton and what people feel it should look like. We need people with lived experience to lead on this discussion and so would ask you to encourage people with lived experience to be part of that discussion at 3.15 p.m. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who were part of the last network to know their views on establishing something new. Please will you consider whether you are available to join in this discussion at the event.
May 15th ‘What makes Southampton a Mentally Healthy City?’
12- 5 p.m. Central Baptist Church
Set up time 11 a.m. – clear away by 6 p.m.
Southampton Family Trust
Create and Prosper
Time to thrive
Vieness body image
Mayfield Nurseries – ‘Plants for people’ Community Roots (D. Reade)
Lise Marron – ‘Capable Creatures’
Nagina – ‘products of joy’ – Joy for Asia
Board in the City and with an ongoing game
Time table for the day:
12 Noon – informal welcome
12 – 12 30 p.m. informal networking and discussion
On the screen – rolling presentation of Creative Options and the ‘walk of hope’ footage
12.30 p.m. shared buffet lunch – bring and share
1 p.m. intro ‘Hope’ workshop and youth (Emma)
1.15 p.m. ‘Southampton Mental Health Network’ – what is it all about?
1.30 p.m. – Mental health for students
Jo Calvert – Head of Student wellbeing at the University of Southampton
1.45 p.m. Femi Isiaq – update on research on digital methods for supporting mental health
2 p.m. K. Gardner – CEO of Solent Mind –
work of Solent Mind incl updates on latest projects:- ‘on your doorstep’ project and the pop up shop in the Marlands
2.15 p.m. workshop 1 ‘wellbeing hubs’ – what are they all about? Workshop discussion led by Jacqueline Tyson supported by Emma Jacqueline Tyson went with Claudia Murg of we make Southampton to research places where wellbeing hubs have been set up.
This workshop is to explore the concept of wellbeing hubs and to share how we feel about such a hub/hubs being set up in the City.
2.45 p.m St. Denys Activity Group –Ramesh Heer
What the group offers – work on outreach to the BAEM community
3.00 p.m. tea-break & Kim – laughter the best medicine?
3.15 workshop 2 ‘A framework for a new Southampton Service User Network’ workshop to explore the need for a new network and what it should look like.
3.45 p.m.. Vie at Vieness – work on Body Image and self esteem
4.00 p.m. Getting back to the grass roots – Duncan Reade – Mayfield Nurseries project ‘plants for people’ and ‘community roots’
4.15 p.m. Kathryn Barbour – ‘Southampton Dementia Festival’
4.30 p.m. The Contribution of the Faith Communities – faith panel – questions and answers
4.45 p.m. Upcoming events -notices etc.
‘Keeping the Hope’ day and ‘walk of hope’ Saire Herschel /Brendan O Reilly
5 p.m. Closing remarks
Acknowledgements and closing remarks
The women's group will be having a trip to Wickham and Chesapeake mill on 23rd May at 1.30pm. Meet outside Central Baptist Church.
There will be a trip to the New Forest Wildlife Park on Tuesday 14th May. The cost to members will be £8.50. This is a photography group trip so regular photography group members will be given priority. For more info or to say you want to come please contact Gerard or Michael.