The COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is now well underway with more than 16 million people in the UK having received at least one dose – part of the biggest inoculation programme the country has ever launched. Many of the staff at RB Mind have had their first jab. More information on the vaccine programme can be found here.
The government is proposing a wide range of changes to the Mental Health Act 1983 and they would like to hear your views through a new consultation. Their proposals aim to put patients at the centre of decisions about their own care and ensure everyone is treated equally. You can respond to the consultation here. The closing date is 21 April.
Read all about the proposed changes here.
You can now read the new issue of Mindful Memo – Let’s start talking. In this edition we look at how, and why, talking therapies can help us and how you can access these services locally.
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Time to Talk Day is taking place on Thursday, 4 February. This is a chance for all of us to talk about our mental wellbeing. Although things are different this year, there are still lots of ways you can get involved. It could be as simple as a quick chat on Zoom; or if you are feeling creative, you could set up a virtual Movie Night with friends and family or an online Quiz with co-workers. Anything which gives you a chance to start a conversation!
If you would like to get involved, you will find all the details and resources to plan your event here.
Now available – our New Year issue of Mindful Memo – Challenging our emotional beliefs. In this edition we reflect on our emotional beliefs and challenge some of the ones that could be causing us problems.
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Alongside our usual services, we are putting on a number of Christmas Wellbeing Workshops including ‘Combatting Seasonal Stress’ and ‘Secrets of Christmas Sleep’ to get you through the holiday season.
Our Helpline and Journey Recovery Hubs will also be running over the festive period with 7-days-a-week opening times. Find out more here: Read more…
You can now read the new issue of Mindful Memo – Christmas without comparisons. In this edition we look at six ways to maintain inner calm over the holiday season and unwrap the psychology behind our festive customs.
Read the Memo here
We will be running our weekly one-hour online Mind and Body Mindfulness session again this upcoming Monday 10-11am. This workshop is open to everyone. You can also join us on Thursday for our 45-minute Lunchtime Meditation at 12-12.45pm. Both workshops can be booked via our events page on Facebook here.
You can now read the new issue of Mindful Memo – Is loneliness the new normal? In this month’s Memo we ask whether the pandemic is contributing to an increased sense of isolation, challenge the negative thoughts that stop us connecting and consider new habits for combatting loneliness.
Read the Memo here.
Our Carers in Mind service is now open to people of all ages. Until now, it has supported adults who support other adults with their mental health. Now the age barrier is removed. This means we can support children, teenagers and adults who are supporting a person of any age with their mental health.
Here are some examples of situations we can help with that we couldn’t before:
- Is your teenage son or daughter self-harming and you don’t know how to help?
- Maybe your child is finding it hard to cope at school and it’s affecting their mental health, and possibly now your own?
- Are you a child or teen at school or college and worried about or affected by the mental health of your mum, dad or friend?
No matter who you are, our Carers in Mind team is here to support you in your role and journey as a person supporting someone with their mental health (otherwise known as a carer).
The expansion of our service is thanks to generous funding from the National Lottery.
You can find more information about our Carers in Mind service here.
You can also find details of all the carers’ support groups and workshops we are currently running online here.