Losing It: Our Mental Health Crisis
The third episode of our Channel 4 documentary about the pressures and challenges in mental health services and those in crisis is on tonight (Tuesday 4 February) at 10pm.
To find out more about the series, and to watch past episodes, click here
Do you have Bipolar Disorder?
Making a significant difference to the lives of Bipolar Disorder sufferers, their friends and families in Nottingham.
This group provides assistance in areas such as financial, well-being and employer related issues. They can also help write letters for DVLA issues, and sometimes accompany you to your DWP/PIP assessments which can all be very difficult to deal with if you are already suffering from Bipolar Disorder.
For more information, contact Nahida on 07534138512
Come and join the next group session in Nottingham. There will be no discussion about medication or medically related issues, only practical help and support.
If you are feeling ill, then please contact your GP, your local Crisis Team or the Emergency Services.
February is LGBT+ History Month
This year’s Nottinghamshire’s Rainbow Heritage Celebration and Awards Evening is on Wednesday 26 February from 7pm-9pm at the Nottingham Council House, Old Market Square. The Trust, along with a number of our partner organisations, will be hosting a stall. The awards will be presented by Kate Cornhill. Kate has an amazing story to tell and is a true LGBT+ role model. Places are free.
To confirm your attendance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Splat CIC Listening Day
Wednesday 26 February
What is dementia? Planning a dementia programme for people with learning disabilities and their carers.
Nottingham City Splat CIC
Community Interest Company
Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre,
7 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham, NG1 3FB
Tel: 07814 712367
International Women’s Day 8 March
To mark international women’s day, the Trust will be hosting a seminar on Monday 9 March to explore issues of sexual harassment and misogyny.
Places are limited. For more information contact email@example.com
Mental Health Sanctuaries
Nottingham City & County Councils, along with Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and other third sector organisations are working together to develop a design for mental health sanctuaries*
We are keen to gather as many views as we can about what this type of service should be like, how it might run and who it could be for. We welcome your views on this so that we can include the thoughts of the population and communities that this service will be for.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a questionnaire
*across the country mental health sanctuaries are often places people can go and are a calm non-clinical safe space for anyone experiencing an emotional or mental health crisis or are at risk of developing a crisis. Practical and emotional support is given in a warm and welcoming environment. Crisis café’s or sanctuaries provide an alternative to attending a hospital.
For further information on this project please contact
0115 9691300 extension 10512
National Healthwatch are encouraging people to share their experience of local NHS and social care services.
To have your day in the 2020 campaign click here
Visit the Healthwatch website: www.hwnn.co.uk
Phone: 0115 956 5313
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System
The new website can be found at:
Carers Federation Counselling Service
Carers Federation offer a free counselling service to people who care for or support a family member, friend or neighbour. If you are not a carer, you can still access the service for a contribution of £5 -£10 per session.
Counselling can help you understand your feelings and help you make sense of what is going on in your life.
Carers Federation provides the confidential counselling service at their offices in Carrington, Nottingham.
To arrange an initial assessment, call 0115 962 9310
or email email@example.com
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Khushi Self Help Group
For Asian women in Nottingham city with experience of mental health problems.
Offering the chance to meet others in similar situations, share experience, coping strategies and information.
Tuesdays 1pm to 3pm
Contact Self Help UK Nottingham for more information on 0115 911 1661
Social Care and Support Guide
Click here to access the guide at the NHS website
New Carers Quick Guide
A quick guide for carers has been created by Nottinghamshire Healthcare.
It can be found on the Trust website.
Arnold Methodist Church Befriending Group
Providing help and support to people with mental health problems.
This group takes place every Friday from 11am to 2pm
Arnold Methodist Church, Front Street, Arnold NG5 7EL
Black Carers Group for Family, Friends and Supporters
Are you supporting someone with a mental illness?
Do you want someone to talk to who knows what you are going through?
This group meets on the last Thursday of every month 1 – 3pm
Maple Suite, Highbury Hospital, Nottingham NG6 9DR
Nottinghamshire Carers Hub
City and County Carers Support Groups
An opportunity to meet other carers and access information, support and training. Relax and make new friends.
For more information visit the Carers Trust website
Contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on 0115 824 8824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Time To Talk
Drop in sessions, every Wednesdays 4 – 6pm
Liaison service and opportunity to chat/network with other carers and staff/enquire about care given.
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Learning and Support Sessions 5 – 6pm
Support dealing with difficult emotions/being understood and listened to/setting new goals/coping strategies/upskilling and learning
Contact Rowan 1, Highbury Hospital on 0115 876 0120
Institute of Mental Health
Click here for the latest news and updates from the Institute of Mental Health.
Click here for the latest edition of ‘Public Face’, brought to you by the East Midlands Academic Health Science Network.
The Carers’ Council – Allies in Mental Health
The Carers’ Council is a charity and offers support across Nottinghamshire to families, friends and carers of those
experiencing mental distress by providing:
• Someone to talk to about experiences
• Quarterly Open Meetings with speakers and social activities
• Quarterly Newsletter of events and information
• Outings for members and family
• Promoting a partnership approach – working with NHS healthcare staff, Councils and other organisations
If you would like to find out more contact Geoff Curtis: Tel: 0115 963 1916 or email: email@example.com
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We want to hear about your experiences of our services. We want to hear your stories about your care and treatment. We will listen to what you have to say and respond.
If you have used our services and would like to leave your feedback please go to:
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You can contact the Membership Office in the following ways:
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