Please find a round-up from SMHN to follow as well as information about a conference and survey to complete:
We'd be grateful if you could:
a) fill out the survey for yourselves
b) help to circulate the survey - this could be within your organisation, to friends and family, on social media.
The survey can be accessed online here: https://forms.office.com/e/A4kUXE8Q7V
The deadline is 31st March 2023.
Together - let's make Southampton mental health friendly
Southampton Mental Health Network Roundup
Our subgroups are open to everyone so please feel free to come along to anything that interests you!
Family, Friends and Carers
Friday 10th March, 2-3pm
Giving a voice to those who support someone experiencing poor mental health
Tuesday 14th March, drop-in 5:30-7pm
An informal, in-person, social networking gathering for members of SMHN
Please click the headings to fill out the doodle polls below with your availability for meetings that interest you:
Please note: All polls below were set and emailed out on 1st March.
An opportunity for all network members to gather, hear presentations on a variety of mental health and wellbeing topics, receive updates from across the different subgroups and share information within the network
Networking for the Network
An online speed networking event - an opportunity to meet groups and individuals from within the network
A platform for people with lived experience of poor mental health to help shape services
A chance for you to learn about the vision and structure of the Network, how we got started, and how we got to where we are today. It is a chance for you to get to know us, us to get to know you, and to ask any questions you may have.
Looking at ways to increase engagement within and external to the Network, including running events for the Network, Service Providers and the general public.
Exploring alternative funding streams for the network
Looking at things that put out a message to the world including – PR, Website and Social Media.
The second part of our Roundup includes content that can be circulated beyond members of SMHN. These will include the appropriate links to the relevant information and organisations - so please feel free to share.
Please note: sharing is not endorsing
We may include posts that you (and we) may not necessarily agree with. However, the request to include an item and its wording is usually from the source or organisation connected to SMHN. We share the key information to make it as accessible as possible for community benefit.
Re:Minds February Newsletter
See Southampton Heritage Guides have designed an accessible map of the city of Southampton, along with an accessible walk through the parks of Southampton on Sunday 12th March at 11:30am.
Please find attached my leaflet and link for booking. It's free of charge, but booking is mandatory:
MHA Communities Newsletter
Friendship group for those seeking socialisation in Southampton
PEOPLE in Southampton who are seeking friendship and socialisation can attend an intergenerational event in the city supported by a charity helping to combat loneliness (March 2023).
Communicare is delivering its next friendship group in partnership with Saint Mary’s Church and St Mary’s Primary School on Ascupart Street on Monday, March 20 from 10am-12noon.
Tricia Kenyon, Service Development Officer at Communicare, which helps vulnerable and isolated people, said: “Our next intergenerational friendship group takes place on March 20 at St Mary’s Primary School and we’re inviting people of all ages to come along.
“We would really encourage anyone out there, particularly if they are feeling lonely, to give it a go and come along, as it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends. Pupils from the school will also be in attendance.”
Anyone interested in attending should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 023 82 50 0050 in advance.
Opportunities to get involved - National Institute for Health and Care Research
Opportunity to shape the design of a clinical trial in Lymphoma
Opportunity to be involved in the co-design of a commercial trial in Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) and Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration (NVAMD).
Opportunity to be involved in the co-design of a commercial trial in Leukaemia.
Opportunity to be involved in the co-design of a commercial trial in Atrial Fibrillation
If you would like anything sharing in the weekly roundup, please forward it to email@example.com
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit: https://communicareinsouthampton.org.uk/mental-health-network/
We are very grateful for the grant that SO:Linked have given Creative Options to help and support our wellbeing activities. Please visit our What's on Page to find out more about how you can benefit.
February 01st, 2023
Art House Community Cooking Session and Gender Neutral Clothing Swap - 3rd Wednesday of the month 6pm-9pm
9th February 2023 - come and support Creative Options and others in the community - Event at Hedge End 9.30am-3.30pm
Fundraising for Creative Options
Thank you to all that attended our anniversary concert in September which raised just under £300 profit.
Thank you to the Marine Coastguard Agency as well for running a fund-raising quiz, which also raised over £300 for us.
Community Transport survey
We would love to hear from you!
You can complete our Community Transport survey and help to make a difference in our local community in #Southampton.
Please share with your friends and family too.
PROJECT YOU – SELF CARE COURSE
Are you looking after yourself as much as you could do? Self-care is essential to a flourishing life. We need to replenish, recharge, and restore our bodies so that we can meet the demands of modern life, keep our immune systems healthy and build resilience.
This 8-week course (starting 20th October at 1 p.m. - 2.30 p.m) will support you in your own project of self-care. Together we will explore your beliefs about self-care, and current research on sleep, hydration, exercise, eating well, rest and relaxation. We will bring our knowledge of positive psychology to these subjects to help you create healthy habits for life, which will improve your health and wellbeing.
If you would like to have more energy, feel happier and more in control of your life, join us to start Project You by emailing your interest to us at email@example.com
Donation from John Lewis
We have been very fortunate with John Lewis donating money to us at Creative Options. We thought we would like to share the good news with you and some photos.
Tues 9th August - Walk to Daithi's Tree in the Riverside on his 1st Anniversary
Plan to be in the car park on Wood mill lane at 11.45am and will meet folk there.
If you can please let us know if you hope to come so we have an idea of numbers and also to ensure we do not set off without anyone.