Our event on May 15th 'what makes Southampton a mentally health City?' has a number of presentations and workshops. One of the workshops is focusing on the re-establishment of a service user network in Southampton and what people feel it should look like. We need people with lived experience to lead on this discussion and so would ask you to encourage people with lived experience to be part of that discussion at 3.15 p.m. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who were part of the last network to know their views on establishing something new. Please will you consider whether you are available to join in this discussion at the event.
May 15th ‘What makes Southampton a Mentally Healthy City?’
12- 5 p.m. Central Baptist Church
Set up time 11 a.m. – clear away by 6 p.m.
Southampton Family Trust
Create and Prosper
Time to thrive
Vieness body image
Mayfield Nurseries – ‘Plants for people’ Community Roots (D. Reade)
Lise Marron – ‘Capable Creatures’
Nagina – ‘products of joy’ – Joy for Asia
Board in the City and with an ongoing game
Time table for the day:
12 Noon – informal welcome
12 – 12 30 p.m. informal networking and discussion
On the screen – rolling presentation of Creative Options and the ‘walk of hope’ footage
12.30 p.m. shared buffet lunch – bring and share
1 p.m. intro ‘Hope’ workshop and youth (Emma)
1.15 p.m. ‘Southampton Mental Health Network’ – what is it all about?
1.30 p.m. – Mental health for students
Jo Calvert – Head of Student wellbeing at the University of Southampton
1.45 p.m. Femi Isiaq – update on research on digital methods for supporting mental health
2 p.m. K. Gardner – CEO of Solent Mind –
work of Solent Mind incl updates on latest projects:- ‘on your doorstep’ project and the pop up shop in the Marlands
2.15 p.m. workshop 1 ‘wellbeing hubs’ – what are they all about? Workshop discussion led by Jacqueline Tyson supported by Emma Jacqueline Tyson went with Claudia Murg of we make Southampton to research places where wellbeing hubs have been set up.
This workshop is to explore the concept of wellbeing hubs and to share how we feel about such a hub/hubs being set up in the City.
2.45 p.m St. Denys Activity Group –Ramesh Heer
What the group offers – work on outreach to the BAEM community
3.00 p.m. tea-break & Kim – laughter the best medicine?
3.15 workshop 2 ‘A framework for a new Southampton Service User Network’ workshop to explore the need for a new network and what it should look like.
3.45 p.m.. Vie at Vieness – work on Body Image and self esteem
4.00 p.m. Getting back to the grass roots – Duncan Reade – Mayfield Nurseries project ‘plants for people’ and ‘community roots’
4.15 p.m. Kathryn Barbour – ‘Southampton Dementia Festival’
4.30 p.m. The Contribution of the Faith Communities – faith panel – questions and answers
4.45 p.m. Upcoming events -notices etc.
‘Keeping the Hope’ day and ‘walk of hope’ Saire Herschel /Brendan O Reilly
5 p.m. Closing remarks
Acknowledgements and closing remarks
The women's group will be having a trip to Wickham and Chesapeake mill on 23rd May at 1.30pm. Meet outside Central Baptist Church.
There will be a trip to the New Forest Wildlife Park on Tuesday 14th May. The cost to members will be £8.50. This is a photography group trip so regular photography group members will be given priority. For more info or to say you want to come please contact Gerard or Michael.
Trip is on 3rd May. Meet at Central Baptist Church before 10.40 am. Costs £7. Please let Gerard know if you want to come as there are only 8 places on minibus.
13th - 19th May is Mental Health Awareness Week. As part of that week, we are taking the opportunity of organising an event on 15th May. As part of the event we want to take the opportunity to share about the new Southampton Mental Health Network and for individuals and organisations to share about much of the good work that is going on to support mental well being in the City and how we can support one another.
Please will you disseminate to interested colleagues and post on your websites and social media and encourage people to attend.
At this time, it is important for the success of event for people to contact us about what contribution they might like to bring.
We are looking for :-
To represent as broad a perspective as possible we particularly want to represent the following:-
Please communicate with us regarding your ideas about how to make this a really successful event and let us know as soon as possible what you would like your involvement to be.
Thank you on behalf of
Southampton Mental Health Network
(Creative Options Community Project)
There will be no activities on Friday 19th April as it is Good Friday.
Mental wealth trialogue on Monday 1st April at 3rd age centre starting 6pm.
Women's outing to Fairoak on Thursday 4th April meeting at Central Baptist Church at 1.30pm.
Men's outing to Beauley Motor Museum on Friday 5th April meeting at Central Baptist Church at 10.30am.
The Umbrella Arts Festival takes place on Saturday 23rd March from 10am to 4pm at Nuffield Southampton Theatres NST City, SO14 7DU. With a Song in Mind are performing at 11am at this event.
Umbrella Arts celebrates the ways health and wellbeing can be transformed through art. We encourage everyone to get involved. This is a free event for all!
The Umbrella Arts festival has a number of aims:
AWARENESS: Raise general awareness of the arts and health activity in the city, the roles of the Southampton Art in Health Forum and its partner organisations
ENGAGEMENT: Encourage more people to engage with the arts to help them with their health issues including build coping and resilience in dealing with long term conditions
CONNECTIONS: Get health professionals, health and community organisations and arts practitioners connected with each other with a particular emphasis on the social prescribing agenda;
FEEDBACK AND EVIDENCE: Ensure that public feedback, public involvement research and evidence-based practice is central to the day and the health/arts agenda, with local universities and Healthwatch Southampton involvement to help progress these elements.
The event is coordinated by Matt Salvage from SoCo Music Project firstname.lastname@example.org and Rebecca Kinge from Healthwatch Southampton email@example.com.
Check out umbrellafest.wordpress.com for further information.