RB Mind is celebrating Mindful Monday, part of the #BeActive Great British Week of Sport by offering a free online yoga class.
We’re delighted to have the support of local yogi, Nina from Yogagrown in delivering this class, a combination of mindfulness and yoga. The class will be gentle and suitable to most levels of fitness.
The online event will take place on Monday, 21 September at 10am. You can sign up here.
Find out more about the event here.
This month’s Mindful Memo, Our Palette of Emotions, is ready to download. With the run up to our first curated art exhibition, this month we’ve not only been looking at the artist’s palette but also our emotional palette. In this issue we explore how to identify and manage mixed feelings.
You can read the Memo here. Read more…
Our Journey Recovery Hubs will be offering a blended service from the second week of September. The blended service will provide two days of face-to-face support in Richmond and one day in Kingston. For the rest of the week we will still be supporting clients remotely. Bearing new safety requirements in mind, we will be introducing a booking system and a screening process, to ensure the safety of our visitors. On top of the remote support delivered over the phone, we will also be running online groups. You can find all the latest information on our Journey Recovery Hubs here.
This month’s Mindful Memo, Our Search for Meaning, is ready to download. In this issue, you will find tips and advice on how to challenge your self-identity and look at how developing a new appreciation of life can reveal a changed sense of purpose.
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This month’s Mindful Memo, Mastering our Mindsets, is ready to download. This issue includes tips and advice on how to understand and adapt your mindset. Important skills to master as we ease out of lockdown.
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We will be publishing the latest issue of our monthly newsletter, Mindful Memo, on Wednesday.
If you would like to read the Memo, you can get it emailed to your inbox by subscribing here. Read more…
This week is Men’s Health Week and the focus for 2020 will be ‘Take Action on Covid-19’. The facts are scary: men are twice as likely to die of Covid-19 than their female counterparts. Today we are sharing the links to the Men’s Health Forum campaign which provides a wealth of information on the pandemic: https://shop.menshealthforum.org.uk/collections/mens-health-week.
Over the course of the week, we will be looking at ways that we can support men’s mental health during this uncertain time. On our social networks we will be providing tips on coping with stress, building resilience and other tools to help improve mental health.
Next week is Carers Week. This is a chance to highlight the huge contribution carers are making to our communities. If you have been caring for someone in your family with mental health problems during the current crisis, it is very likely you will be feeling signs of real strain. Here are ten techniques to work on in order to enhance your own resilience during this period: https://tinyurl.com/Enhancingresilience.
You can find more details about Carers Week here: https://www.carersweek.org.
On Monday, 8 June (11am-12.30pm) our Richmond Wellbeing Service is running a special online Covid Support workshop. The session will cover mainly anxiety – worry, unhelpful behaviours, techniques on relaxation/breathing, and further support.
In order to access the workshop you must refer yourself to the Richmond Wellbeing Service. The easiest way is to fill in the self-referral form here: https://tinyurl.com/ybmxvguz
Or if you prefer to speak to someone by phone please ring 020 8548 5550 – Monday-Thursday 8:15am–8pm, and Friday 8:15am–5:30pm.
Next week is Volunteers Week 2020 – the UK’s biggest annual celebration of volunteering. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge “Thank You” to all our volunteers without whom we could not deliver the range of services and projects we do. Throughout the week we will be showcasing stories from our volunteers on our social networks highlighting the many ways in which they contribute to the work of our charity. From our Counselling service to our Peer Group Network and from our Volunteer Youth Wellbeing Trainers to our Trustees, volunteering is part of the very fabric of what we do.