Being Kind to Ourselves
As last week was Mental Health Awareness week thought I would share a little story of my own and my purpose behind it. I believe the theme this year is being kind and it was being just that. that turned my life around 11 years ago.
To the outside world I was a pretty caring person, walked the extra mile and defended fairness with a passion. But when it came to me I was the biggest nastiest bully around, out to shut myself down and prove myself wrong , I couldn't do it or right I was useless, again and again self abuse and torment.
I demanded I had to be a certain way and told myself life only treats bad people the way I believed it was treating me, and held no respect for myself often allowing others access to use and abuse.
Life changed when 11 years ago after a good 35 years of mental torture, I was introduced to self esteem and from the bottom of the pit I was encourage not to shut myself up or run from my feelings, but to listen to them and show myself the time and empathy I showed my friends. I learnt that the bully in my head was defenceless to truths ..so over time I started to learn to tell the truth, and replaced the lies with facts about myself and life. Making friends with feelings, illuminating labels of good / bad / positive / negative and experiencing them without fear. And the demands that I had to be strong , hard, work harder, do everything, fix it ,be perfect - well they all became lies too.
I have a pile of tools I use to process, to catch when the lies niggle in my head.
I'm sure you too know the bully I refer to and how it will rise in power when something doesn't go to plan.
What you hear are the lies, they are generalised statements - always / never / no one / nothing / any / useless / non specific. Next time you hear it ask yourself, is that fundamentally true about me or life ... is it true nothing goes to plan ....
When you discover you are no longer what you accuse yourself of being, you no longer have to meet your mind's demands to avoid them. Instead you can choose. Choose because you want to, not because you have to, in order to be who your mind demands OR to avoid who you accuse yourself of being.
So being kind was important for myself and through being kind to myself I have been able to develop and gain skills and insight. I now support others through workshops and training because I choose to.
What will you choose for you today because like me you truly are an amazing human being?
Click here to find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of Kindness.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Welcome to the Week that could prove to be our most important yet, coming as it does in these challenging times with a message of "Kindness." It is at times like these, when the world feels upside down, that we think kindness could be the key to turning things around.
We all know that being kind is the right thing to do but did you know that kindness is good for you? A little act of kindness can boost your mental health, reduce stress and it can cheer you up to think of some else – not forgetting, of course, to be kind to yourself.
It is a path to a society that better protects our mental health.
If you are not sure how to begin the conversation about "Kindness" we hope our specially commissioned animation is a good place to start. If this inspires you to think about doing something kind for a friend or a stranger today please read out ‘Kindness Matters Guide’ –acts of kindness do not have to be grand gestures they could be as simple as calling a friend, writing a letter to a distant relative or wishing a (socially distanced) passer by good morning – don’t forget #kindnessMatters
The research evidence for the positive impact of kindness on protecting and improving mental health has always been clear. Our own survey has shown that almost three quarters of UK adults say it’s important that we learn from the coronavirus pandemic to be more kind as a society.
Our research shows almost three quarters of people agreeing we need a kinder society. So it is for this reason that the Foundation is calling on Governments to take kindness seriously when making decisions about polices and shaping services because kindness has a role to play in how we run our welfare services, our justice and health systems. Together we can unlock our shared humanity, strengthen our relationships, develop community and deepen solidarity.
Please do tag us across social media and use the hashtags #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek when sharing your stories of kindness during the Week.
On Saturday we marked the 50 year anniversary of an article that changed the way society talks about mental illness and led to the creation of Rethink Mental Illness.
John Pringle wrote honestly about his experience of caring for his son who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. The article resonated with people at the time, and continues to do so today. Thank you to all of you who have been in touch to share your own stories and experiences.
On our website, you can read Andrew's blog describing younger brother John who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1987.
To find out more about John Pringle's article and the impact it had on society, watch our CEO Mark Winstanley's video.
Photos of the week
Trying something creative can be a great way to look after your mental health. Why not take some inspiration from these creative projects other supporters have shared?
Clockwise from left: Jordana has brightened up some old furniture; Gabrielle has been baking brownies; Anne created this artwork to thank the NHS; Georgie has made stationery holders out of old plastic bottles and fabric; Kathy's diamond painting.
This week's tips come from supporter Louna who has written about ways to look after yourself while self-isolating alone - find more details on her website:
Acts of kindness have the potential to make the world a happier place. While we want to see a world where kindness is built into business decisions, government policy and official systems, we also want to shine a light on the ways that kindness is already flowering at this time.
Almost two-thirds of UK adults say that being kind to others has a positive impact on their mental health.
Dr Suba Thiyagalingam is a locum Doctor in A & E who has been working throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. She told us that while it has been a very challenging time, as anticipated, the one thing she didn’t anticipate was the immeasurable acts of kindness and gratitude that she has experienced. These have been Suba’s saving grace – as she says "the cumulative effect of these acts of kindness have kept my jug filled so I can keep doing my job" - Read Suba’s story.
Another way to life out spirits is singing and it is also great for our mental health, so I am delighted that Rock Choir, the largest contemporary choir in the UK, are hosting a 24hour fundraising extravaganza raising money for the Mental Health Foundation, running throughout today AND tonight - this is Rock Choirs own act of kindness to us. Featuring singing sessions, songs from across the decades, as well as video messages from their own key worker choir members and their celebrity friends, such as Jess Glynne, Michael Ball and Sir Cliff Richard, to name but a few!
And don’t forget we have some tips and suggestions for doing something kind for a friend or stranger today in our ‘Kindness Matters Guide’
Thank you for supporting the Mental Health Foundation - #kindnessmatters
Music and Mandalas
We are out live streaming music for the Music and Mandalas meditation every Monday at11am via YouTube This is the event Link
It is an open event and all are welcome.
The mandalas have been hand drawn for us by an Artist Anja Stracey.
Have a look at the LWH Music Therapy link below for Harp and Guitar Music for Relaxation and our YouTube channel(link below) to view more music videos
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is kindness
As well as being kind to others, it is so important to be kind to yourself. Getting out for some exercise every day can make a huge difference to your wellbeing.
So If you haven't already, please sign up to our virtual event 'Miles for Mental Health' and challenge yourself to run, walk or jog the distance of a marathon over a month starting from today.
That is 26.2 miles over 30 days to get outside, raise awareness and raise funds so we can support more people that need it.
Every journey counts
Every penny you raise for us will help empower those severely affected by mental illness.
Highlighting our Hidden Heroes
Did you know that Rethink Mental Illness operates over 200 expert mental services across England which can help you or someone you know with everything from housing to employment, legal rights to nursing care, carer support to help for young people?
Louise, one of our mental health recovery workers Staffordshire, tells us more about how Covid-19 is affecting our services and about the recent 'Hidden Heroes' award she has received for her dedication to the cause.
Kindness and Community
Building a Mentally Healthy Community with Kindness
by Carolyn Barber
Kindness originates from the old English word 'cynd' - which means community. This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme chosen because of the pandemic experience we're all going through is Kindness.
Kindness is about our common humanity, and is what has shone through in recent weeks. Donations of food and essentials, contributing much needed funds and resources, or volunteering time, skills and energy to support others. Whether you're the giver or receiver of acts of kindness, evidence shows that helping others is actually beneficial for your own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress, improve your emotional wellbeing and even benefit your physical health.
But kindness is also scary. There's the risk we might look foolish or be taken advantage of. That's why we so often retreat from it in practice. We usually associate kindness with trust in others, we expect kindness to reward us 'in kind', at least with gratitude, and even kindness in return. Sometimes if our kindness is taken for granted, or even abused, we can lose confidence and seek to defend ourselves.
So being kind takes courage, and we need to support each other to spread small acts of kindness and celebrate the giving and sharing that helps to build mentally healthy communities. This coronavirus pandemic gives us pause to think about what's most important in our lives and in our communities - let's not squander this opportunity in the haste to return to 'normal'.
Click here to find out more about Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of Kindness.
During the week, we would like you to carry out or reflect on an act of kindness. Take a photo or video (with permission!) and use the hashtags: #KindnessMatters #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
You can also share your ideas on how you think we could build a kinder society that would support our mental health using the same hashtags above.
Need more ways to join in with all the fun?
Kindness is needed now more than ever.
Don’t forget to tag us across social media and use the hashtags #KindnessMatters and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek – we would love to see what you get up to:
creative options COVID update
Hello Creative options community, I wish to help explain the current messages around COVID the government provided
Boris Johnson as stated that we are stage 1 of a 5 stage plan
There are five alert levels; currently, we are at alert level 3.
The public is now actively encouraging going to work if you can't work from home. It would be best if you did this by car, walking or bike instead of public transport unless you have no other choice.
You can now take unlimited excise each day as long as you keep to social distancing rules.
The next stages are being looked at for June and July if the reproduction rate of the disease is lower enough.
Official rules found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do
If you show any symptoms of COVID, you must isolate until the symptoms are entirely gone.
In short, you can now:
1. Spend time outdoors,
2. meet one other person from a different household outdoors,
3. exercise outdoors as often as you wish,
4. go to a garden centre,
5. go to work if you cant work from home,
6. go to the shops,
7. leave your home for medical needs including escape risk of harm, provide care to the vulnerable person and donate blood,
8. travel to any outdoor space irrespective of distance,
9. only travel with someone outside your household if you practice social distancing rules.
We will bring you additional information as and when the government provide.
Thank you for reading and understand, please email me any questions you have to firstname.lastname@example.org
mental health awareness week
No one should have to fear being treated differently because of a mental health problem, and that's why we're working to end mental health stigma and discrimination. By sharing the image on your social media this Mental Health Awareness Week (18–24 May) you'll help us reach even more people.
And why not share this newsletter with your friends and family and encourage them to do the same?
We know that while attitudes towards mental health are improving, common misconceptions are leaving some conditions behind. In this newsletter, we're sharing Antonio’s experience of living with schizophrenia to shine a light on the condition and help improve understanding.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Share this image on your social media this Mental Health Awareness Week. You'll be helping us to raise awareness of all mental health problems and challenging the common myths that are leaving some conditions behind.
Antonio’s storyThere’s a limitation on who you can tell that you have schizophrenia - especially being from the BAME community. Not everyone understands schizophrenia or thinks it’s a real thing. Some people might think it means having a split personality, but it’s not like that.
When I was hospitalised, rumours started being spread about me. What I’d told one person changed as it was passed from person-to-person…before I knew it people thought I was dangerous. I was a popular person, but my big circle of friends started to become small, as some of them said I’d ‘fallen off’.
There’s a black cloud surrounding schizophrenia which follows me everywhere. You see people with mental health problems in strait jackets and doing violent things in movies, so people start to think you’re like that. Others think we use our diagnosis as a way of avoiding accountability. If everyone had a choice, no one would choose to feel or act as if they had a mental health problem - so it’s just not true.
Everyone has mental health; it’s just some people have poorer mental health than others. What’s happened to me could happen to anyone.
I started to hallucinate. I was hearing voices and I was always paranoid people were looking at me. The voices told me people were talking about me. When I heard those voices, I tried to challenge them, denying what they were telling me, but they were too overpowering. When you hear voices, it makes you feel bad about yourself - I was upset with myself, not other people, and I never wanted to hurt anyone. I felt so bad about myself that it consumed me - I didn’t even think about other people. The voices stress you out and when other people spread rumours, it adds to that stress. I was fighting a war in my own head. It was against me - not other people - and I was trying to fight it alone.
I started to learn how to recognise the voices, how to challenge them, and then I started to understand and become more aware of them. I try to distract myself when I hear them now by listening to music, doing mindfulness - putting myself in a happy place. If I give myself too much space to think and ruminate the voices become stronger. If I feel pressured or things get too much, I put my headphones in and listen to the UK top charts which helps to slow down my thoughts and block out the voices.
I lose trust in myself daily. Every day I have to tell myself I can trust my mind. I used to have this idea that, because I have a mental health problem, I should limit myself. I created a barrier, but others helped to build it around me. People put down your capabilities and say you should to do things which are ‘easy’, but you don’t always have to take the easy route. I like to challenge myself, because it’s only when you come out of your comfort zone that you start to grow.
It hasn’t been easy. I’ve had to start university twice now because of my mental health. When I returned, my head was saying ‘you’re not ready’, so I had to push myself to take the next step. I wanted to stay in my bubble, but I trusted my mind, and now I’ve broken free.
What is schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects the way a person thinks. Schizophrenia affects around 1 in 100 people and can only be diagnosed by a psychiatrist.
There are different types of schizophrenia. You can find out more about these at Rethink Mental Illness.
Join us for StoryCamp!
Would you like to develop your skills as a blogger, vlogger or online campaigner, and help change attitudes around mental health? Sign up to take part in our online StoryCamp, a 3-month course to help you develop your online storytelling skills and confidence.
Let's support each other
During Covid-19, checking with each other is more important than ever. Read our three tips for supporting someone.
Every Mind Matters
Lots of us will be finding the current situation difficult. Every Mind Matters have shared 10 tips to help if you're feeling worried.
Information and advice
If you're looking for mental health support, for you or someone else, there are lots of places you can go for help.
Services and Support during the Coronavirus Outbreak
I am writing to you to give you an update on our services and offer some guidance and support during the coronavirus pandemic that the NHS and wider society are currently experiencing.
If you or anyone you know has lost loved ones or are struggling with the effects of lockdown, please know you are in our thoughts during this difficult time. Do reach out and use the support networks available; they are there specifically to help guide you through the current crisis. Details of these resources are in this letter and available on our website www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
A huge amount of work has taken place to prepare and change our services in response to this challenge. I am glad to say that the NHS has coped well with the change in demand – thanks in no small part to our local communities following the Stay At Home measures to stay safe, save lives and protect the NHS. All of us at Southern have been humbled by the outpouring of support from our local communities in terms of volunteers, donations and the simple but powerful act of clapping.
Access to Southern Health Services
I want to assure you that we are working with our staff and patients across the county to ensure our local communities have access to our services, especially those needing urgent or ongoing support. We have adapted our services to ensure we are able to support our patients in different ways, such as via telephone, text messaging or video calls. Face-to-face contact with patients is still taking place where this is important to their safety. In some cases, services and support groups have been temporarily suspended to prevent the risk of infection but alternative arrangements are in place to ensure people can still access care and support, including regular text messages to our mental health service users to ensure they have all the support they need.
Essential measures are being taken to protect patients and staff from the virus during home visits and on inpatient wards. Staff may be wearing personal protective equipment such as masks, gloves and aprons to minimise any risk of infection to both patients and staff. For information and advice on the latest service changes, please visit our website www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Support for Families and Carers
In line with national guidance, we had to take the difficult decision to suspend visiting to all our inpatient wards. We recognise the impact this will have had on families and loved ones, but our priority is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We have, however, ensured that all inpatient wards have access to iPads to help people stay in touch and have set up an email address email@example.com specifically for loved ones to email messages of support to their family members during this difficult time. We are also offering emotional and practical support for our carers via Zoom sessions, telephone chat sessions and peer support calls. More information about how to access these is available on our website www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/coronavirus
Looking after our Mental Health while Staying at Home
We know that people may be feeling anxious and worried about the current situation, and that social distancing measures can be tough for many. The NHS has launched specific advice for the general public who may be worried or anxious about the current situation, or finding ‘stay at home’ measures difficult to manage. The advice can be accessed here:
• Ten tips to manage coronavirus anxiety: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-anxiety-tips/
• Mental wellbeing while Staying At Home: www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/
We would encourage you to keep up-to-date via:
• Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
• NHS website: www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
• Our website: www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/coronavirus
We also understand that even after the pandemic has passed, many will still feel its effects. We are already planning to ensure that people are able to access the support they will need in the aftermath of the current crisis. In the weeks and months ahead, we will ensure that our services are ready to support local communities and staff to recover from the effects of this unprecedented event. We will continue to be here to support you.
I will be moving on to take up my new post as Chief Executive at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust at the beginning of June 2020. Southern Health’s new Chief Executive, Ron Shields, will be joining the Trust in early June and we are working to ensure a smooth transition. Ron has a wealth of experience as an NHS Chief Executive and is committed to championing the needs of service users. Ron previously led our neighbouring Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust to achieve an ‘outstanding’ CQC rating and he is an ideal candidate to enable Southern Health to continue its own journey of improvement.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank every patient, service user, family member, colleague and partner who has provided, comments, compliments and constructive criticism during my time at the Trust. Such feedback is greatly appreciated and has helped us to improve as an organisation. It goes without saying that we are absolutely committed to continuing to improve and to provide the best possible care we can to all those who use our services.
Best wishes and stay safe,
Dr Nick Broughton FRCPsych
Chief Executive Officer
Taking Stock of Our Mental Health
Building a 'wider conversation' about mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus
by Carolyn Barber
Last week, we started down an uncertain path asking people about their experiences and thoughts about emotional health and mental wellbeing. We've had some thought-provoking, insightful feedback, real examples of difficulties people are experiencing, and also how people are taking care of their mental health. Thanks so much to all those who've contributed so far.
Here is a sample of comments people added at the end of the survey:
Pressure on relationships and heightening any communication issues is a challenge. Encouraging compassion in respect of each others feeling is important.
It's important to focus on the good things that come out of this such as having more time to look after ourselves - things we normally don't have time to do ( for me this is things like moisturising my body every day) and to look forward and keep imagining and hoping what it is going to be like once restrictions are eased and we can see our friends and family. I look forward to doing simple things like going for a coffee and going to a toddler group with my boy and this keeps me going.
For me the starting place with friends and family is to keep reiterating that anyone who isn't experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety right now either doesn't know what's happening in the world, or is in denial. There is no way for this not to be affecting even the most grounded and mentally healthy among us. I have found that regardless how many barriers has to talking about mental health in relation to themselves, this starting point always leads to really productive conversations.
Even though we are in unchartered territory with this pandemic, things will get better. We are in this together. Stay connected, try to look outside of your own situation.
Lockdown is probably easier for someone like me - older, an introvert, reasonably comfortable home, no financial worries, able to shop online. For me I think a big issue will be breaking lockdown - I think I'm becoming almost agoraphobic and will be very fearful of mixing with people more, and so being more exposed to the virus. Have spoken to friends of a similar age who are also concerned about the easing of lockdown. I think for many the mental health crisis may come when we emerge from lockdown and are exposed to more risk of infection / see family members more exposed and are perhaps forced to take these risks at work, school and college. Part of returning to 'normal' will involve giving up a measure of control over ones own safety. Obviously there are keyworkers already in this position so I imagine this must already be an issue.
My one concern is that I have felt there has been too much information, I have felt overwhelmed. I seriously worry about our mental health in the future.
I'm trying to wear things I've saved for best or wear a necklace or jewellery that matches my outfit. I'm using my nice body lotions and not saving them for best. Have pamper baths.
I have done a lot of mindfulness which has stopped me from over thinking every thing.
I think amongst all the difficulties people are showing strength and resilience we wouldn't always see. There is an understanding of why they have to do this and that seems to be a focus point.
Much speculation and false facts on social media and in the news. Helpful to stick to known resources for information and focus on the what we know on the day.
I think people are already identifying that Covid19 and isolation and its consequences will lead to lot PTSD; although it may be difficult to see in others and the joy of normality may mask it.
If people have access to the internet there is a wealth of information. However people need support with motivation or someone to actually encourage uptake and engagement. More use of approaches such as ACT and solution focused therapy for people.
My team have been doing lots around getting peoples prescriptions and food deliveries to them. I think it hits the people most who were already feeling isolated before the virus. I also feel, and have had this fed back to me from clients, that everything is on-line and as they are unable to access this this has made them feel even more isolated.
If you'd like to contribute to this 'wider conversation', why not take a look at this survey and share your experiences and thoughts too. Its completely anonymous.
Click here to complete the survey
While all the Renew spaces are closed temporarily due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have produced some online training for churches looking at setting up an online Renew Community with a view to opening an actual Renew space once restrictions have been removed and we are able to meet in person again. We are also posting short daily videos below, (Mon-Fri) to help with our wellbeing.
FREE ONLINE TRAINING STARTS MONDAY 11TH MAY AT 11AM WITH A LIVE WEBINAR - please register your church details with Mandy and to obtain the webinar details.
Watch the invitation to all churches (3 min video)
SESSION 1 - WHAT IS WELLBEING? REGISTER for the first training session. This session will be a live webinar every Monday at 11am so you can choose which week to start your training. The first is on Monday May 11th at 11am. Please email details of your church to Mandy and tell us which Monday you would like to register for. WORKSHEET 1
Introduction to Renew Wellbeing video
SESSION 2 - BEING PRAYERFUL
SESSION 3 - BEING PRESENT
SESSION 4 - BEING IN PARTNERSHIP
The above three sessions together with WORKSHEETS are available to churches that have registered - log in details for our resources page will be provided at registration. You will also find the full training manual on the resources page.
SESSION 5 - WHAT NEXT? We will link you either with a regional co-ordinator or with Ruth to chat about the next steps, whether you decide to start with a Renew Community or actual space when restrictions are eased. This final session will be via a Zoom meeting.
RENEW DAILY PRAYER
You may wish to use the short videos below to help you pray. These are the types of prayer we use in our Renew spaces. You may also wish to grab a cup (full or empty!) to hold as you meditate. The weekly meditation phrase can be found at the foot of the 'What We Do' page.
WELLBEING WEDNESDAY PRAYER
Bookmark to assist with prayer
Taking Stock of Our Mental Health
by Carolyn Barber
Social isolation is usually seen as damaging to our mental health - we are all encouraged to connect with others, join local groups, find ways to meet and communicate with people. Now we are having to distance ourselves socially, to self isolate and keep away even from our nearest and dearest. Many are facing financial uncertainty, key workers are facing unprecedented pressures, families are struggling to cope. How are these different factors affecting our emotional health and mental wellbeing generally?
On the other hand, the world has slowed down. Nature is recuperating without our relentless pollution, our air is cleaner, the sea bluer. There may be time to be creative, to garden, to bake, to relax in new ways. What can we be grateful for in terms of our emotional wellbeing? Are there lessons to be learned for the gradual lifting of restrictions to come?
How do we look after our own emotional health and mental wellbeing in these unprecedented circumstances? What stresses have eased, and what others have taken their place? What can we learn from the current situation about good mental health? What are the most effective ways to support people experiencing mental distress?
The Good Mental Health Coop wants to start a 'wider conversation' about the different experiences people are having, what works in our own lives, what support we might need, what support we need to be offering others ...
If you'd like to help us make a start, why not take a look at this survey and share your experiences. Its completely anonymous.
Click here to complete the survey
Positive Futures 20 May 2020
Creativity and Wellbeing Week has moved online! There is a whole programme of events, including Positive Futures, brought to you by Arts and Health South West, Southampton Art in Health Forum and Hampshire Cultural Trust:
POSITIVE FUTURES: Book HERE
Wednesday 20th May, 10:00am - 12.00pm
This Positive Futures event is an opportunity to connect with others interested in young people, the arts, creativity and mental health. More details here.
CREATIVE CONNECTIONS IN LOCKDOWN
Following on from our blog at the beginning of lockdown, please keep telling us your stories of creative endeavours and ways you are reaching out to the local community. We will share your good work via social media and in any other way we can. Tag us on facebook and twitter so we can share.
Theatre for Life continues with its lockdown programme on Wednesdays at 7.30pm. Details HERE.
PARTNERSHIPS WITH HEALTH AND YOUTH ORGANISATIONS
Two local organisations have asked us to reach out to you, so you can tell them what you offer:
Are you an artist or creative practitioner?
Could you offer an online activity to patients and people in the community that need support with their health? Solent NHS Trust is looking to recruit artists who can offer online therapeutic creative activities to the people they support in the Southampton and Portsmouth areas.
If you have skills to offer, please contact Sarah Balchin by emailing: Sarah.Balchin@solent.nhs.uk
No Limits are also looking for artists and creatives to run sessions for young people aged 19-25 year olds and 13-18 year olds. If you have a service you’d like to offer, please get in touch with Rachel Hardy by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to hopefully seeing you online on 20 May for Positive Futures. Please also stay connected through email and social media. Stay safe,