Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) have announced that they are investing over £300,000 into the voluntary and education sector for the delivery of the THRIVE grants programme.
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Moodswings are starting a Personality Disorder Friends and Family Support Group, to offer a safe space for supporters to share their thoughts and feelings, and to understand the diagnosis better.
The group will meet fortnightly and will be run by a facilitator with training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 will take place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. The theme for 2019 is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies.
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Breathworks is dedicated to helping people with pain, stress and ill-health live active and rewarding lives. As a national leader in mindfulness training, Breathworks have been running programmes for individuals, companies and public sector bodies since 2001.
Breathworks are now at a very exciting juncture in the development of their organisation and have undergone a recent re-structure to best fulfill their vision.
Recently I had a very nice letter inviting me to write for a publication (quite high status) and a follow-up phone conversation to explore further. In the course of this, the London-based publisher emphasised that wanting to reach outside their heavily London-focused circle was a big priority for them. Who can guess the next bit of the conversation?
Last July was the launch of the Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network: https://gmecscn.nhs.uk/index.php/news/664-new-network-promises-mental-health-improvements
A Steering Group of service user and carers was formed and has been working behind the scenes and meeting regularly to agree a governance structure of a Chair and Vice Chair with 1 representative from each of the 10 boroughs which is known as the CORE group of members.
Macc Christmas and New Year closure information
Our offices will be closed from 4pm on Friday 21 December and will open in the New Year on Wednesday 2 January. The Macc team sends best wishes to all during this festive period and looks forward to working with you again next year.
Here you will find details of local voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) services operating over the Christmas and New Year period, as well as details of Manchester City Councils services and local NHS services.
My two colleagues and I have just come from dropping off donations at Emmeline’s Pantry. Here at Macc we decided that one of the ways we could practice what we preach is by supporting a local Christmas Appeal, we asked for suggestions and picked at random. Emmeline’s Pantry was the name that came out of the hat.
A new fund has been announced by the government to support VCSE organisations that help children and young people with their mental health. Applications are invited from existing schemes to trial a new approach to helping children and young people with their mental health.