Venue - Action church, Warren Crescent, SO16 6AY
This course is for staff and members and volunteers that have pre-booked.
Please remember to arrive promptly at 9.30 am.
Please bring your own lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.
Course finishes at 5 pm.
Stress is one of the most common problems in society leading to relationship absenteeism and sickness and causing relationship strain. This is why this year the Mental Health Foundation are focusing on stress for Mental Health Awareness Week.
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding an open afternoon. This free event will comprise a stress management workshop/focus group and a talk and discussion on mindfulness, its practice and uses. We are hoping to have someone lead us in a taster session. The afternoon will conclude with relaxation to a CD with guided imagery made by our founder Frances Heather, who was an Occupational Therapist in mental health for over thirty years. The afternoon will be informative, but relaxed and a time of sharing rather than a lecture.
People are welcome to bring mats but pillows will be provided and people can sit in chairs or adopt whatever comfortable position they wish. Wear comfortable, warm loose clothing.
Juices and biscuits will be provided. Anyone welcome. Please bring friends.
A fun filled evening of drama and comedy for our mental health charity. With the kind support of our friends from SUP. Featuring the charity founder Frances Heather and her husband Ron!
Tickets £25 incl. full three course meal and drink on arrival.
Dress theme is "the roaring twenties!"
We have news of an exciting new development! We are taking Creative Options on the road to promote what we do and give tasters of what we offer.
The first venue is St. James Matthews Building at the "stronger together" community art installation. We will be there on Friday 13th April, from 2-4 PM running an art group. Using coloured pencils, pens, felt tips, pastels etc., we will be exploring the above theme in an attempt to find a more positive experience of this well known saying.
All welcome. Free of charge.
A 'Trialogue' is a neutral space where people can gather to develop their understanding of mental health issues, including the challenges of maintaining good mental health, and to transform thinking on developing better services and healthy communities.
Discussion on 'stigma'. All welcome: people with lived experience, carers, relatives, friends, professionals and anyone interested in mental health. This event is free and there will be free refreshments.
All members and participants to attend please. Nominations as soon as possible for Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary please. All positions voluntary. Training can be given.
Please note drop-in starts 11:00 AM on this morning to allow for the Trustees to have a brief meeting before the A.G.M., thank you.
Our members thoroughly enjoyed our Murder Mystery fund-raising event on Saturday November 11th at Brooke House Country Club, Botley!
A video of the Interactive Theatre from Suicide Prevention Day on Friday 8th September 2017 is now available for viewing!
You can watch it below:
Book a table for 10 people and get the 10th ticket free!
That means a total payment of £225 can be made for 10 tickets instead of the usual £250 -- that's £25 off! Alternatively, you can think of it as each of the 10 persons paying £22.50 per ticket instead of the usual £25!
The Murder Mystery Dinner is a great opportunity for an evening of team-building and/or social night out with a group of friends or colleagues alike. Please join us!
The Good Mental Health Co-operative from Portsmouth last year hosted a number of successful Mental Wealth Trialogue events and we would like to start them up again so we are hosting an event on October 5th at the Third Age Centre as the first of a new series with the aim to re-establish these monthly meetings. Please do come along!
Creative Options held its third annual 'Keeping the Hope' suicide awareness and prevention workshop on Friday 8th September 2017. This was mainly organised by Saire Herschel, a lady with lived experience of mental health issues who is passionate about saving lives.
The event was supported by the Good Mental Health Co-operative, Recovery College, British Red Cross and a number of other organisations, including the Samaritans who provided information for the stalls. Mr Stephen Press, one of our Trustees was MC for the day and Councillor Paul Lewzey and Alan Whitehead MP supported the event...
How do you fancy getting your best togs on and taking your friends and family to a delicious three course meal and fabulously entertaining evening of fun with our murder mystery dinner?
A day of raising awareness for World Suicide Awareness Day. There will be stalls, a reflective area, art, music, poetry, interactive theatre and buffets. An opportunity to network, share and discuss well-being with people with lived experiences, carers and professionals. Contact Saire Hershel for details.
To book, please call Frances Heather on 07850 189069. The cost is £5.00 per person (with the subsidy paid for by us, so the price goes down from £8.50 to £5.00).
As of this writing (6th of July at 2:00 PM), there are 4 places left to book!