On 22nd May Active Minds are starting an instructor led off-road cycling group exclusively for mental health service users.
This will start at Croydon Arena at 11am and will travel round South Norwood Country Park at a leisurely pace.
Please come and join us – bikes, helmets and if required electric bikes are supplied – just dress for the weather
For further details please see the attached poster or contact:
Active Minds – Mind in Croydon
Orchard House, 15a Purley Road
South Croydon, CR2 6EZ
t: 020 8253 8206
m: 07754 828053
Bromley Mind Action Group (BMAG) is a group to allow mental health service users of the Bromley Community Wellbeing Service to have a say and contribute to the development of the service.
Below is a list of all the planned BMAG 2014 meetings:
(All meetings happen on the first Friday of every month from 11:30am to 1:30pm)
- 4 April at Stepping Stones, Bromley
- 7 May at Beckenham Centre, Beckenham
- 6 June at Anchor House, Orpington
- 4 July at Stepping Stones, Bromley
- 1 August at Beckenham Centre, Beckenham
- 5 September at Anchor House, Orpington
- 3 October at Stepping Stones, Bromley
- 7 November at Beckenham Centre, Beckenham
- 5 December at Anchor House, Orpington
If service users would like more information, please contact a member of the Community Wellbeing Services staff, a Peer Support Volunteer or contact Nathan Rendell telephone 020 8289 6872
The Royal College of Music is running a six week programme of group percussion workshops for mental health service users.
Dragonfly TV are making a television documentary about mental illness for their Channel 5 My Secret Past strand. (A few previous episodes are available to watch on 5 on Demand: http://www.channel5.com/shows/my-secret-past/episodes).
The programme will be fronted by Kerry Katona who has a history of difficulties with her mental health and she will be meeting a number of people who can share their own experiences with her. The aim of the documentary is to bring personal issues with mental health out into the open to help people realise that it is something which people do have difficulty with, and that it doesn’t have to be something we can’t talk about openly. It is a part of everyday life and by taking part in the programme Kerry would like to send the message that it is nothing to be ashamed of, and that it is an issue that needs to be addressed.
This is to be a sensitive documentary aiming to capture the realities faced by mental health service uses, in order to help raise awareness of these important issues. Jon and Nicolette who are working on the programme are really keen to speak to anyone who may be interested in taking part in the programme by sharing their experiences with mental health. So whatever your background and history of mental illness, if you feel able to take part Jon and Nicolette would really like to hear from you. Email Nicolette.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07802 604756.