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

Monday, 25 August 2014

Free self help workshops in Sept, Oct and Nov

New to the Rethink Manchester Carers in Action group: special self help workshops. Running for the next three months at our monthly sessions, each workshop will run after the our initial meeting and notices. All workshops are free of charge. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you have been along to our meetings before.


Unwind Your Mind Workshop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 10 September, 6pm – 8pm

Come along for free and learn:

- what anxiety and worries are and how they can affect 

- manage your anxieties and worries


Food and Mood Workshop




Wednesday 8 October

6pm – 8pm


Come along for free and learn:

- how what you eat affects your mood and how you feel

- healthy eating to improve how you feel


Sleep Well Workshop

 

Wednesday 12 November

6pm – 8pm


Come along for free and learn:

what is good and bad for sleep

- how to improve your sleep

 


Friday, 25 July 2014

Speaker for our meeting 10th September

The Public Mental Health Team (which is part of the Manchester Health and Wellbeing Service) works to improve the mental health of Manchester people and prevent mental ill-health. Their main strategy is to equip a wide range of organisations with a greater ability to support the mental health of the people with whom they work. This is done mainly through theirprovision of training, resources, information and collaborative working.

Catherine Parsons, Public Health Project Worker from the Wellbeing Service will be coming along from 6.45 – 7.45pm to give us a one hour session about ‘Mood and Food’ - how what we eat affects our mood + healthy eatingCatherine is willing to come along to present other sessions (below) at other times so if you have a preference do let us know!

These courses are about how to look after your mental health and can cover a range of topics including:

 1.       From distress to de-stress – how stress affects you and how to relax

2.       Improve your mood – understand depression + how to manage low mood

3.       Food + Mood – how what you eat affects your mood + healthy eating (Weds 10th Sept 2014)

4.       Unwind your mind – understand anxiety + how to manage worries

5.       Build yourself up – understand self esteem + how to feel better about yourself

6.       Sleep Well – what is good and bad for sleep + how to improve your sleep

 For more information on the Public Mental Health Team, please visit:

http://goodhealth-manchester.nhs.uk/mphds/mental-health/index.html Catherine is willing to come along to present other sessions (below) at other times so if you have a preference do let us know!

These courses are about how to look after your mental health and can cover a range of topics including:

 1.       From distress to de-stress – how stress affects you and how to relax

2.       Improve your mood – understand depression + how to manage low mood

3.       Food + Mood – how what you eat affects your mood + healthy eating (Weds 10th Sept 2014)

4.       Unwind your mind – understand anxiety + how to manage worries

5.       Build yourself up – understand self esteem + how to feel better about yourself

6.       Sleep Well – what is good and bad for sleep + how to improve your sleep

 For more information on the Public Mental Health Team, please visit:

http://goodhealth-manchester.nhs.uk/mphds/mental-health/index.html

No group meeting Weds 13th Aug - trip out instead

 There will be no meeting on Wednesday August 13thInstead, some of our group members have suggested an afternoon trip out to visit Lancashire and the trail of the witches of Pendle . We will be meeting at Piccadilly train station at 10.45am then off to Chorlton St bus station to catch the X43 bus. The bus journey should take about an hour. If you would like to come along on that day contact Lindsey on 07797 082976. Put your walking shoes on, the trail is around 3 to 4 miles and if you have mobility problems this might not be the event for you.

 


Friday, 6 June 2014

Mcr Mental Health Trust Carers Week celebration

Celebrating Carers Week
Are you a registered carer?
Do you look after someone in your community?


This is your invitation to come along and help us celebrate caring!

Wednesday 11th June 2014
10.30am – 3.30pm
The Zion Centre
339 Stretford Road, Manchester M15 4ZY www.zioncentre.co.uk

Enjoy free activities*:
Massage
Raffle
Tea and cakes
Make a hanging basket

*On a first come first served basis
                         

There will also be a carers information stall

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Next RMCIA meeting Weds 11th June

We'll be meeting next Wednesday 11th June at the usual time of 6 - 7:45pm at Manchester Carers Centre. Tea, coffee and biscuits served on arrival.

Owen Price is coming along to the meeting to share information about his research project ‘aiming to reduce the use of potentially harmful clinical interventions such as physical restraint, seclusion and the use of extra medication for managing agitation/aggression’. Owen is a mental health nurse who has been working in mental health since 2005 and began working at the University in 2010. 

We look forward to seeing you. As ever, all are welcome.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Uni of Liverpool study for Carers

Here's some informtion we have received about a research study aimed at carers - there is an online survey:

"If you are over 18 years old, and have weekly contact with your relative with mental health difficulties, we'd really like to hear from you. A postgraduate research student at the University of Liverpool is carrying out a study aiming to better understand the emotional experiences of caring for a relative with mental health difficulties. We understand that this can be difficult, so our aim is to help improve service provision for carers. This is a short study containing three questionnaires. One has been especially designed in consultation with carers.

"The questionnaires take approximately 30 minutes. You can complete them online via the link below, or you can complete a paper copy. Further information is also included in the link below, but please contact Leanne Messham at l.s.messham@liverpool.ac.uk if you have any queries. 

Please contact Mary Patel on rethinkmanchester@gmail.com if you would prefer a paper copy of the questionnaires- these will be sent out with a stamped envelope for return. All data will remain anonymous. 

This research has been approved by the University of Liverpool ethics committee, and is supervised by Dr Bill Sellwood, senior lecturer at the Division of Clinical Psychology.

Please follow this link to the study: https://livpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1IgPdGgZzEHn6Zv