Submitted by Lynn Howarth on Tue, 17/01/2017 - 14:10
Upon completion of a recent Positive Futures course learners were asked how they felt. This course was based around the '5 Ways to Well-being' focusing on many aspects including diet and nutrient. One learner asked if the topic of 'Self Love' could be included and following that session these are some of the comments made
'Connecting and sharing with others has felt good, I found the session on self love very beneficial'
Submitted by Lynn Howarth on Wed, 05/10/2016 - 10:08
World Mental Health Day is 10th Oct 2016. Blackpool held a big event in 2015 for local services to show what is available for those who have mental health issues. The event was attended by 3000 residents of Blackpool and took part in a variety of activities including Bollywood dancing and Tai Chi (see attached link to a TV recording of the event).
Submitted by Lynn Howarth on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 14:50
Blackpool, along with its partners, Public Health, members of the local Hindu Society and volunteers are all set to welcome 30 learners to the World Healing Crusade starting on Mon 6th June 2016.
The aim of the course is to improve mood, build confidence and have some fun in the process. They will be given the opportunity to take part in gardening and growing their own herbs and vegetables. In addition to this there will be an offer of singing for health and some Mindfulness exercises along with the development of relaxation techniques.
Submitted by Lynn Howarth on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 13:58
This is an extract from one learners emotional story. This learner started off with severe and enduring caseness scores. After the classes the learners scores have been reduced to mild to moderate scores.
'I have suffered with MH issues most of my adult life and up until a few months ago, was in a bad place. I have just finished 20 sessions of courses with Blackpool Mental Health team who have helped me so much, and made me a bit more aware of my problems and how to cope with them.