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  • LIstening Line Still There for You

    LIstening Line Still There for You

    Sheffield Mind’s Listening Line service has expanded its remit and can now offer a listening service to all people over 18 years of age. If you’re feeling anxious about Covid-19 and what happens now, or you have concerns about the vaccine, or you’re experiencing loneliness or isolation and you’d like to talk about it, you can call and speak to a friendly operator who’ll listen and where appropriate, give advice about local services which you might like to approach for support.

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  • Rethink Recruiting Experts by Experience

    Rethink Recruiting Experts by Experience

    You may have heard about a new approach to supporting people affected by mental illness in the community in Sheffield, so people have the right support at the right time. This is an opportunity to transform treatment and support. Rethink are now recruiting Experts by Experience to work on the development of a mental health alliance of the voluntary sector.

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  • Helping You To Get Doc Ready

    Helping You To Get Doc Ready

    To support you to have a better conversation with a doctor about your health and wellbeing the NHS has produced this new ‘infographic’ so that you can be ready to talk about your health giving you pointers for before, during and at the end of your appointment. You can also get Doc Ready for a conversation about your mental health.

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  • Submit your Artwork for Mental Health Day Exhibition

    Submit your Artwork for Mental Health Day Exhibition

    Sheffield Flourish is inviting entries for their annual five-day art exhibition in October as part of World Mental Health Day. The theme is ‘urban nature’, and everyone is welcome to submit 2D artwork in any medium – especially people with a lived experience of mental health and those who work in support services, for a display in the Moor Market. The closing date is 31 August.

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  • LEAP Panel Looking for Members

    LEAP Panel Looking for Members

    Have you received care from Sheffield Mental Health NHS Services in the last five years? Are you interested in joining a Lived Experience Advisory Panel ( LEAP ) for an NHS research project on improving mental health services for people from ethnic minority backgrounds?It is hoped that the first LEAP panel will be taking place in the last week of July on a weekday with a mix of people in terms of age, gender, sexuality and ethnicity.

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  • The Mental Health Journey

    The Mental Health Journey

    People in Sheffield have shared their stories of mental health support in the city with Healthwatch Sheffield and Sheffield Flourish. You can read their individual stories about what worked well and what needs to improve and see recommendations for mental health service providers in this new report.

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  • Sheffield Flourish Follow-Up Survey

    Sheffield Flourish Follow-Up Survey

    Sheffield Flourish want to continue finding out how the lockdown is affecting you and your mental health, and have produced a survey to gather your views. The survey aims to help Sheffield Flourish better understand the continued impact of Coronavirus on the people of Sheffield and is completely anonymous.

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  • Be Mindful of Your Health and Wellbeing

    Be Mindful of  Your Health and Wellbeing

    During the Coronavirus pandemic it can be difficult to ensure you are staying healthy both physically and mentally. That is why a number of organisations are producing useful resources to help you and here are a few more you may find interesting offering free sessions and podcasts, including the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.

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  • Let's get the Language Right in School

    Let's get the Language Right in School

    In preparation for the introduction of Mental Health classes in schools form September 2020, Mental Health Today have produced a glossary of terms to highlight how the language used around mental health can affect discussions about it. They say that many expressions seen in plans for mental health classes are at best problematic and could be at worst deeply damaging.

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  • Mental Health Survivor Videos #NSUNcovidlife

    Mental Health Survivor Videos #NSUNcovidlife

    The National Survivor User Network are releasing a series of video posts by their members called #NSUNcovidlife .During the latest broadcast Clare Shaw, who is described as a ‘poet, performer and survivor’ reflects on lockdown. The NSUN has also launched a Covid-19 Fund to support user-led organisations and smaller, unconstituted community groups in England, who might not otherwise be eligible for a grant.

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