We had a really worthwhile meeting today focussing on what helps when we feel down. The things that people found most helpful were music, movies and nature. Group members felt that these passions and interests helped them forget issues they were going through and made them feel a bit better within themselves. We had our first guestContinue reading “Relaxation techniques”
We had a very good first group of 2013. We welcomed new members to the group who were made to feel very welcome and who’s contribution to th e group was very much appreciated. It was so powerful and heartening to see the way that group members supported each other to feel less alone. With it being theContinue reading “First Group of 2013!”
Today was a very good meeting with an emphasis on using social media tools. While the group wholeheartedly agreed that social media can be a great method for outreach, support and in some cases be life saving, if used the wrong way can have damaging consequences. The group would like to set up a system on-line where weContinue reading “Group discusses the pros and cons of Social Media”
Today we looked at how Christmas affected people in the group. Some of the issues people struggled with were; family issues, how the Winter affected them, bereavement issues, childhood memories, feeling alone, financial issues and lastly having a disruption to their weekly routine (with many places closed). Next week we will look at ways that can helpContinue reading “Group looks at the impact of the Christmas period”
We had a really good group yesterday. One of the topics discussed was the need for more information for GP’s regarding Mental Health and how best to help someone in need. One of the group’s aims is to explore how we can make this happen. One of the big thing to come out of today wasContinue reading “Group Welcomes more new people!”
We had a very good group today working on the use of Social Media to publicise and to build up networks. Everyone contributed so much to today, bringing a real sense of togetherness while also being so welcoming to new members.