Today we had a smaller group today due to school holidays and other issues. The fact that the number was smaller did not take away from the good work which was done with the continued care and support shown for one another.
We discussed the different ways that we respond to certain situations. An example of this is; I’m driving in my car and am becoming late for an appointment, i then start to feel angry, the traffic lights always seem to be turning red as I approach, This makes me feel really anxious. The thing is, I cannot change the traffic lights, but i do have control of my emotions towards this situation. By learning new techniques I can to respond to situations like this in a healthier manner thus relieving some of the pressure I put on myself.
For the last part of the meeting we welcomed Glenn to discuss further ways for our group to be heard and to help make positive changes to legislations within mental health.