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  • Bristol Carer Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Often the person you are supporting is a family member such as a partner, wife, husband, son, daughter or a friend. Whether or not you think you are a ‘carer’, support is available. We help over 200 people a year across Bristol who are looking for advice, support or information.

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  • Bristol Community Support Services

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    The support service has been working for many years to help Bristol-based people with mental health issues make a positive diffrence in their lives.The service works with anybody who has mental health problem. We support people within the community and work with them to build meaningful connections. Our Support is centred on values of recovery and social inclusion,and we have found people that use our service become more independent,confident and resilient. The service uses a person centred approach spending time to identify what you would like to work towards. This involves using the recovery star to explore what your needs are and what goals you want to focus on. How The services helps people:- Improved confidence Sense of belonging and feeling part of your community again. Better coping mechanisms for managing mental health Build social contacts and feel supported. Achieve goals Feeling more motivated

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  • Bristol BME Service (part of Bristol Community Support services)

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 12/03/2020

    The Bristol BME Service works with existing Bristol Community Support Services in responding appropriately to the mental health needs of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Rethink Bristol services support people to recover a better quality of life through one-to-one support in accessing community facilities. The BME service works in partnership with statutory mental health teams and the BME voluntary sector to improve access to services for BME people. We recognise that people may wish to communicate in a language other than English, therefore access to interpreters can be arranged. Service literature is available in Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.

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  • Bristol Community Spot Purchase

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 12/03/2020

    The Rethink Community Spot Purchase Service offers client the opportunity to recieve a more flexible approach to working on their goals. People we support under this contract are referred following social care assessments and allocated funding for packages of support. We're then able to offer support for people who have more complex needs,and require more consistent input over a longer period of time,than we are able to do in our short term block contract. The service takes a goal-focused approach to supporting clients,to building confidence to access community based oppertunities form social,leisure to educational and vocational options. We support people in a recovery and socially inclusive way in order to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes.

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  • Support Groups

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 06/08/2020

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  • Bristol Siblings Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Do you have a brother or sister living with mental illness? The Bristol Siblings Group is here to help you. We offer a space in Bristol where you can meet other siblings with a brother or sister with mental health issues, share your experiences and the emotions you feel as a sibling, access information on mental health issues and sibling support and realise you are not alone. The group is very friendly and informal, and you’ll have the chance to offload, and talk about whatever’s going on for you and your family. It’s up to you how much or little you talk, but you can feel sure there will people at the group who want to listen and connect with you. We sometimes organise speakers to share information on relevant topics. Depending on what people want, we can do other things with the group as well, such as fundraising or organising events to help raise awareness of mental health issues. It’s up to all of us what direction we’d like the group to take, so please let us know your ideas. The group is open to anyone aged 18 and over with a brother or sister living with mental illness. We look forward to meeting you.

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  • East Bristol Meditation Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Our aim is to offer an introduction to Mantra Meditation which is facilitated in a peer group, through guided meditation from the awakening network. Our group is for people who have a lived experience of mental illness. Mantra meditation is the process of quieting and focussing the mind using a sound, word or phrase recited either aloud or silently. We welcome you to come along to our peer support group and try this method of meditation with us.

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  • Rethink Bristol City Striders

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    The group provides exercise, friendship and the maintenance of health, both mental and physical, through walking.

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  • South West Carers 4 BPD

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    South West Carers is a peer support group for carers who face the challenge of loving and caring for someone who has borderline personality disorder (BPD). We meet once a fortnight in Bristol and offer a safe and friendly space to share worries, experiences and our hopes for the future. We work together to access guidance and practical advice from experts in BPD and try to raise the profile of this distressing mental disorder. Please call us for an initial chat. Group members say that they feel less alone and really value being able to talk to people who understand the complexities of caring for someone with BPD.

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  • Wild Walks for Wellbeing Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Put on your wellies and join us. Come and enjoy the countryside, take a walk and nurture your wellbeing. We meet to provide friendship, support and company, which includes listening and helping each other keep active. We explore places in and around Bristol, with walks typically accessible from the city area. But if we go further afield, we use public transport together. We have been as far west as Cardiff and as far north as Worcester in the past. We have also recently taken on a female walk leader. Get in contact for more details and an initial chat. All are welcome for any of our walks. We look forward to meeting you.

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  • Our services and groups

    1 min read | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Our services and groups We know that if people don’t receive the right support, mental illness can destroy their lives. We recognise gaps in service provision and respond to these by developing and delivering services that provide high-quality care and support to people severely affected by mental illness. Our services keep people living with mental...

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  • Rethink support groups

    Advice and information | 1 min read | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    We know that being a carer isn't easy. Join a support group today and help lighten the load.

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  • Mendos

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 09/06/2020

    The SOS & MENDOS service are two free services, supporting the Brighton and Hove population areas. The SOS service supports adults affected by suicide i.e. those who have thoughts of, attempted and /or been bereaved by suicide. Including providing groups for those bereaved by suicide. The MENDOS service supports those who are involved in the criminal justice system and who’s offending is connected to mental health. People can self-refer to either. We provide a psycho-social model of support. Rethink SOS and MENDOS services are part of Community Roots, which is provided by Southdown in partnership with 15 local mental health providers, NHS Brighton & Hove CCG and Brighton & Hove City Council. Community Roots is a network of local services committed to supporting good mental health and wellbeing for all in Brighton and Hove. Alongside support to help people manage their mental health and wellbeing and live the life they want to, a ‘central point of access’ phone number and website is available to help people navigate and access services. Over the next five years (2019 to 2024), there will be a phased transformation of support, which will include the development of new services and initiatives. You can find out more about Community Roots by visiting <a style="color: black;" href="http://www.communityroots.org.uk/">http://www.communityroots.org.uk/</a>

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  • Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Brighton & Hove

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 09/06/2020

    The SOS & MENDOS service are two free services, supporting the Brighton and Hove population areas. The SOS service supports adults affected by suicide i.e. those who have thoughts of, attempted and /or been bereaved by suicide. Including providing groups for those bereaved by suicide. The MENDOS service supports those who are involved in the criminal justice system and who’s offending is connected to mental health. People can self-refer or be referred. We provide a psycho-social model of support. Rethink SOS and MENDOS services are part of Community Roots, which is provided by Southdown in partnership with 15 local mental health providers, NHS Brighton & Hove CCG and Brighton & Hove City Council. Community Roots is a network of local services committed to supporting good mental health and wellbeing for all in Brighton and Hove. Alongside support to help people manage their mental health and wellbeing and live the life they want to, a ‘central point of access’ phone number and website is available to help people navigate and access services. Over the next five years (2019 to 2024), there will be a phased transformation of support, which will include the development of new services and initiatives. You can find out more about Community Roots by visiting <a style="color: black;" href="http://www.communityroots.org.uk/">http://www.communityroots.org.uk/</a>

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  • Dudley Carer Support

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Working across the borough of Dudley providing peer support groups, carer-led groups, additional support and a chance to share information and coping strategies. Providing practical and emotional support. Helping carers cope with all aspects of their caring role. Information available on all topics related to mental illness

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  • Royston Mental Health Peer Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    A space for those with or who have had a mental health condtion and those who have been involved as families and carers. The groups aims are to meet on a friendly informal basis to create a sense of community and to share lived experiences. We will have coffee evenings and discuss any activities which the group may like to participate in, in the future.

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  • Doncaster Carers Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    One to one support service for carers providing practical and emotional support, signposting to other services or support groups, education and information on mental illness, coping strategies, support at CPA reviews, social events for carers, explanation of carers' assessments, etc. Volunteering welcomed.

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  • Derbyshire Recovery and Peer Support Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 18/04/2020

    We support people who are having difficulties with their mental health across the whole spectrum of mental illnesses. We do this by offering targeted goal-focused support, developing peer support and volunteer opportunities across Derbyshire, and also peer support groups where there is a need

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  • The Walsall Enablement Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    The Walsall Enablement Service is a community-based service, designed to help you build independence and improve health and wellbeing by becoming an active participant in your local community. Through the provision of “SafeSpace” groups, Coffee & Cope groups, Living Life To The Full (a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based workshop), signposting services, individual emotional support and volunteering opportunities, our dedicated team will do all we can to support and empower you to enhance your recovery journey. Our aim is to improve wellbeing and prevent mental ill health among adults in Walsall through personal development and relapse prevention. We have a telephone helpline open to anyone living in Walsall who needs support/signposting. We are mainly a 9am-5pm Monday-Friday service, although we can work in the evening/weekends if there is demand, so please check with staff. If you would like support, please call us: 01922 707862.

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  • Together in Norfolk

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Together in Norfolk offers groups and activities in Great Yarmouth and Norwich. There is a book group that meets in Great Yarmouth Library once a month. A further book group is due to start in Norwich shortly. An art group has been in place in Norwich since February 2019. Following the summer break, this is due to start again soon once a venue has been confirmed.

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  • The Bridge - Harrow

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    The Bridge is a safe place for people experiencing mental illness, where they can receive assistance from trained staff and volunteers as part of their recovery process. We offer one-to-one support and a range of recovery-based activities which are either free, or can be accessed through personal budget, or by self-funding. Activities include art, gardening, sport and fitness classes, support/therapeutic or social groups.

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  • Cedar House Respite Service

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 18/03/2020

    Cedar House is a 24-hour respite service, offering respite to people who have a mental illness and require time away from their home. Cedar House offers a restful home away from home where staff can provide support, reassurance, sign-posting, and clients can also access groups and activities as part of their stay.

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  • Rethink Rotherham Support Group

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Our Rotherham Support Group offers people with mental illness the chance to come together in a relaxed and welcoming space. Our friendly group meets every week to socialise, share experiences and offer support and encouragement to each another. We never put pressure on anyone to share how they’re doing. We just offer the space for people to do so freely and without judgement, so our members feel less isolated and more supported. We have a wealth of fact sheets and information for our members to access, as well as information on other local services and organisations, and actively encourage networking with other groups in the Rotherham area. New members are always welcome.

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  • The Draper Dementia Fund

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    The Rethink Draper Dementia Fund has been created to distribute a legacy from Penny Draper who was passionate about supporting people living with dementia in North Somerset. It has been set up in conjunction with Portishead Dementia Action Alliance. The fund is available for groups supporting people living with dementia in North Somerset. Unfortunately, we cannot pay money to individuals or cover the cost of wages but if you think your group would benefit from a small grant then please get in touch and fill in one of our application forms. Our steering committee will consider all applications every 3 months, starting in September 2019. For more information and an application form please contact us.

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  • Cornwall Community Services

    Services and Groups | Last updated: 04/03/2020

    Cornwall community service offeres support to people aged 18 years and over, who are living with a mental illness and live in Cornwall. We work with people to identify their aims and goals and to create individual action plans to achieve these. Our service offers one to one support in the community as well as a timetable staff led and peer support groups in various locations across the county. Our support helps people to access the local their community and other services. It also helps reduce social isolation.,helps people improve and manage their mental health, offers support to access employment,education or volunteering work ans provides practical support with housing,benefits and forms. We use the recovery approach which enablespeople to work out their own strategies for self-management.

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