Sunday, 10 May 2015

New confidential support group for carers!

Our group is developing our partnership with the Manchester Carers Centre (Carers Trust) to provide a confidential support group for carers. It will be an opportunity for carers to share their experiences in confidence with other carers of those who have a mental or physical illness. A carer can be anyone who cares for or about someone and can be a partner, sibling, family member, friend, colleague, neighbour etc.

We will keep you informed about when this new service will start.

Come along to our AGM on Wednesday 13th May

Come along and find out what our group is about and our vision for the future.

Our guest speaker is Shôn Lewis MD Professor of Adult Psychiatry, Director, Institute of Brain, Behaviour and Mental Health at The University of Manchester.

Patrick Cahoon, Head of Patient Experience at MMHSCT is coming along also, and if time allows will answer questions about the Trust.

We will start at 6pm for tea, coffee and biccies, followed by our AGM, with guest speakers and ending at 8pm.

If you are travelling by public transport, Manchester Carers Centre is directly across the road from the New Islington Metrolink stop (Droylsden Line). It’s one tram stop from Piccadilly train station. Some of us meet at Piccadilly station by the taxi rank at 5.30 and head up together. Text Lindsey on 07757 082 976 so we know to wait for you. If you are travelling by car, free parking is available on Pollard Street from 6pm.

Monday, 9 March 2015

CLAHRC Festival

The aims of the festival is to promote the physical health of people with serious mental disorders. Also, to engage local stakeholders including NHS Trusts, Public Health, mental health charities and 3rd sector organisations.

Our Manchester Rethink Group will be part of the festival activities by creating an art project that represents Hope. The aim is for each person to draw or write something that represents positivity or hope to them (there will be lots of coloured pens, felts, paints etc). At the end of the session we will collate everyone’s contribution and make a collage. We hope this will produce a myriad of words, shapes and colours!

If you are interested in taking part or just coming along, please let me know so we can cater for refreshments etc. The event will take place on: Thursday 18th June 11-1pm at Manchester Carers Centre Vulcan Mill 12-18 Pollard St M4 7AN Tel Lindsey Cree 07757 082976 or email rethinkmanchester@gmail.com to let us know you are coming!

During the week 15th – 19th June there will be lots of CLAHRC festival activities throughout Manchester. The activities will include: Public lectures Concerts Creative events (crafts and arts etc) Theatre Flash mob dance To receive information about all the festival activities and book your place to attend one (or some) please email Karina Lovell who is organising it karina.lovell@manchester.ac.uk

Group outing to Glossop

On Thursday 26th March some of our group members are having a trip out to Glossop Labour Club to watch a band. We are meeting up at Manchester Piccadilly train station to catch the 18.46 to Glossop which will take us to Glossop Labour Club where the band is playing. We will return on the 21.37 train arriving back at 22.10. If you would like to come along just meet us at the station at 6.30pm, we will wait near the train timetable board. The train fare is £4.30 return.

Our meeting this Weds 11th March

Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 11th March starting at 6pm for tea, coffee and biccies, and ending at 8pm. Lauren Bate, our Rethink link, will be coming along to our group this Wednesday. We want you to tell us what you get out of the group and what would you like to see more of.
If you are travelling by public transport, Manchester Carers Centre is directly across the road from the New Islington Metrolink stop (Droylsden Line). It’s one tram stop from Piccadilly train station. Some of us meet at Piccadilly station by the taxi rank at 5.30 and head up together. Text Lindsey on 07757 082 976 so we know to wait for you. If you are travelling by car, free parking is available on Pollard Street from 6pm.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Join us for tea and cake to mark Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Wednesday 8th October 6pm - 8pm or just drop in

 

6pm - 7.00pm tea/coffee/cakes
7.00pm - 7.30pm Catherine from Manchester Health and Wellbeing Service is giving a quiz on how food affects our mood.
7.30pm - 8pm tea/coffee/cakes

Plus some goodies to take home!

small donation will be welcome, this will go to support our local monthly group and Rethink organisation.

Right now people with serious mental illness die, on average, 20 years before their time mainly from preventable physical illnesses and we don’t think this is fair! Our ambition is clear: to fight as hard as we can, for as long as it takes, until people with serious mental illness have the same life expectancy as everyone else. 

If you are travelling by public transport, Manchester Carers Centre is directly across the road from the New Islington Metrolink stop (Droylsden Line). It’s one tram stop from Piccadilly train station. If you are travelling by car, free parking is available on Pollard Street from 6pm

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Self help workshops - Nov and Dec

New to Rethink Manchester Carers In Action

 

Self help workshops

 

Do you want to find out how food affects your mood or how to de-stress?

 

Do you have a couple of hours to spare to find out?

 

If so, these self help workshops could be for you.

 

Manchester Health and Wellbeing Service are running free self-help workshops that can give you practical tools to help maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

 

 

Food and Mood Wednesday 8th October between 6pm – 8pm

 

 

 

Sleep Well Wednesday 12th November between 6pm – 8pm

 

 

 

All workshops are fee for all group members to attend.

The workshops will run after the group’s initial meeting and notices and will be held at our usual venue:

 

Manchester Carers CentreVulcan Mill12 – 18 Pollard St

Manchester

M4 7AN