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.
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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.
For Mental Health Awareness Week, we have created a special kindness-themed issue of our Mindful Memo in which we take a look at how being kind to others and to ourselves is good for our mental and physical health.
We also consider how kindness under lockdown is pervading all aspects of our collective lives from the world of work to the environmental campaign and as a result how society could be re-shaped with kindness at its heart.
Read the full Memo here: https://tinyurl.com/ycdw7yo7. You can also subscribe to receive a copy of our monthly Mindful Memo into your inbox here: https://tinyurl.com/ycf2krb9.
Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. The theme this year is Kindness. During the week, Richmond Borough Mind will be running a range of workshops around this theme, focusing on being kind to others and kind to ourselves. There will be sessions on Mindfulness, Self-Compassion for Carers, Art, Yoga, Dance and Meditation. You can find a timetable of all the events here. If you would like to attend a workshop please sign up to Eventbrite or email [email protected]