Monthly Archives: September 2014

Confide Fundraising Event

Start Date:
11th October 2014

End Date:
11th October 2014

Start Time:
7.30 pm

End Time:
10 pm

Event title: Confide Fundraising Event
Venue: Shrewsbury Baptist Church, Crowmere Road, Shrewsbury SY2 5JJ
Weblink: www.confide.org.uk
Name: Confide
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 351319
Event description: This evening is taking place to raise funds for Confide Counselling Service which is a registered charity (1156743) Confide is a Shropshire based registered charity, currently operating in Shrewsbury and Telford. It was established 25 years ago by a group of counsellors who believed in the importance of counselling and that it should be more widely available.
This is  a good opportunity to hear a great local choir-Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir, with Musical Director Ivor Williams & Accompanist Rachel Whitehouse.

Tickets cost just £7 (Concessions £6 and Children £2) Tickets can be bought from Confide Office-call 01743 351319 or Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir Secretary by calling 01743 741662

Come along for a evening of beautiful choral music and help us raise funds to continue to provide our valuable service.

Mayfair’s Festive ‘Frost Fair’

Start Date:
22nd November 2014

End Date:
22nd November 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: Mayfair’s Festive ‘Frost Fair’
Venue: Mayfair Community Centre, Easthope Road, Church Stretton SY6 6BL
Weblink: www.mayfaircentre.org.uk
Name: Sarah Eades
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01694 722077
Event description: Mayfair will be holding a festive ‘Frost Fair’, with local designer makers, food producers, and a whole lot more!
The event promises to be festive and fun! It’ll be a great place to purchase your Christmas Gifts while enjoying the festive atmosphere at Mayfair.
Father Christmas will also be here for the day too and our cafe will be open serving delicious winter warmers!

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Pan Disability Forum Meeting

Start Date:
9th December 2014

End Date:
9th December 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
12 noon

Event title: Pan Disability Forum Meeting
Venue: The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG
Weblink: www.vcsvoice.org
Name: Pauline James
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 252740
Event description: Come & hear the latest news, network with representatives of organisations which support people with all types of disabilities -physical, learning difficulties, mental health issues and sensory across Shropshire.

Do invite others to come along if they are interested in improving standards, eliminating discrimination and facilitating inclusion, participation and independence for all people with disabilities & acquired injuries.

More details to come as soon as they are available.
This is a very important Forum of Interest for the VCSA and there are many organisations on our Forums membership. Please if you are a rep of one, do your best to attend and support your colleagues.

However if you wish to know more about this group please contact [email protected]  or call 01743 252740 and She will tell you more.

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Psychological Therapies Past and Present

If you read last Baggins Blog re: Children’s Services, then you may understand that after a rather traumatic childhood, something may give, it did, ME. Some don’t like the term ‘Mental Breakdown’ but that is what happen to me. 

I totally broke down. So in my mid-twenties I was sectioned, drugged, in a solitary locked room in a German Psychiatric Hospital.  I came back to U.K. but was still in denial of what was happening to me. So began a ‘revolving door’ of hospital admissions plus disappearing to and fro between U.K. and Europe. 

However; Again I feel I was fortunate, as I met an incredible, unconventional Psychiatrist at Shelton Hospital, and so started 18 months of one-to-one intensive, emotional often tearful Psychotherapy sessions, where I finally allowed myself to embrace all my emotions and feel safe in doing so. Even when I moved to Aberdovey in Wales I was able to continue travelling every week to Chaddeslode House for my one-to-one Talking Therapy Sessions. Since then no more drugs and only one brief voluntary hospital admission. I still have anxiety & depression but now can self-manage it. 

So was I more fortunate in the 1980′s to have that continuity of therapeutic help than folk in 2014?

If you move out of area can you still continue with your one-to-one therapy sessions?

Can you still phone your Therapist/Psychiatrist for a supportive chat?

Can you still have long-term intensive one-to-one therapy sessions? 

Would really appreciate comments/feedback to this latest blog.  Thank You 

SDN says this is the third Baggings Blog and we would like to hear from you, so would our blogger. Does it raise questions that you would like answered? Did you get the help you needed, if so how easy was it to source it?

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Launch/Awareness-Shropshire Disability Network Gold Challenge 2014

Start Date:
27th September 2014

End Date:
27th September 2014

Start Time:
9 am

End Time:
As people finish

Event title: Launch/Awareness-Shropshire Disability Network Gold Challenge 2014
Venue: Meet at the Gates at the Dingle, The Quarry, Shrewsbury
Weblink: www.shropshire-disability.net
Name: Fundraising Lead
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07780 852 229
Event description: Shropshire Disability Network will be raising awareness and launching Shropshire Disability Network Gold Challenge 2014 this Saturday 27th September at Shrewsbury Quarry.

At our March Meeting our members agreed it was good to link in with the Gold Challenge 2014 linked to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow which builds on the legacy of London 2012. We were delighted when we were chosen as Gold Challenge 2014 as their first charity partner as this raises our profile. We hope to share our stories with Gold Challenge 2014. So now we ask you to support the event you agreed to.
Paul Bowes from Shrewsbury Park Run & they are delighted to incorporate SDN Gold Challenge 2014 with Shrewsbury Park Run’s first Birthday! We thank all involved in Shrewsbury Park Run for this.

The 9 am start is because all Park Runs start at the same time. Those doing the Park Run will do their bit, those from SDN who cannot do the park run will have a stroll or whatever individuals can do according to their situation.

To find out more about this Challenge please visit
https://shropshire-disability.net/shropshire-disability-network-gold-challenge-2014/
This Gold Challenge is a fun free way for everyone across the UK to be a bit more active, fitter, healthier while celebrating the upcoming Commonwealth Games. For us at SDN, it is even more than that as we can raise awareness of SDN and aim to raise £2014 for our funds!

Hope to see you this Saturday

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Come to our Dementia Day-”Don’t Bottle It Up

Start Date:
28th October 2014

End Date:
28th October 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: Come to our Dementia Day-”Don’t Bottle It Up
Venue: Craven Arms Community Centre, Newington Way, Craven Arms SY7 9PS
Weblink: [email protected]
Name: Shropshire Alzheimers
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 341800

Event description: This is a  day for you! Come & talk to Alzheimers Society Staff & other professionals, learn about all the services available for people with Dementia and their carers. Enjoy singing for the Brain.

  • Become a Dementia Friend
  • This is a FREE event, open to everyone
  • Want to know more about how we can help, call 01743 341800

 

 

Quiz Night at Beechtree Community Centre

Start Date:
26th September 2014

End Date:
26th September 2014

Start Time:
7.00 pm for 7.30 pm

End Time:
10 pm

Event title: Quiz Night at Beechtree Community Centre
Venue: Beechtree Community Centre, Whitchurch Community Hospital, Claypit Street, Whitchurch SY13 1NT
Weblink: www.beechtreecentre.org
Name: Beechtree Community Centre
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01948 666612
Event description: Come & join us for our Quiz night. Cost £7 to include a buffet supper. Bring a bottle of your favourite tipple. (Soft drinks will be available to buy)
Prizes for the winning team.

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Afternoon tour of Love Plants Garden Centre

Start Date:
15th October 2014

End Date:
15th October 2014

Start Time:
2 pm

End Time:
3.30 pm

Event title: Afternoon tour of Love Plants Garden Centre
Venue: Love Plants Garden Centre, Emstrey, Shrewsbury SY5 6QS
Name: Carers Support Services
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 341995
Event description: Love Plants are a new member of the Icare card scheme offering 10% off all purchases for members of Shropshire ICare Scheme.
There will be an opportunity for non-members to join the Icare Card Scheme on the day.Enjoy tea, coffee and cakes with us.
Please confirm your attendance on 01743 341995 by Monday 6th October

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The Twelfth Dyslexia Information Day at Coalbrookdale

Start Date:
18th October 2014

End Date:
18th October 2014

Start Time:
11 am

End Time:
3 pm

Event title: The Twelfth Dyslexia Information Day at Coalbrookdale
Venue: Enginuity, Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale TF8 7DQ
Weblink: www.theddc.org.uk
Name: Elizabeth Wilkinson
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01952 321884 or 078 076 254 29
Event description: Dyslexia advice, guidance & information with local dyslexic businesses & services plus goods and refreshments on sale all under one roof.

Entry Free! So why not drop in any time between 11 am and 3 pm

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s “Celebrating Diversity” event in Shrewsbury!

Start Date:
3rd October 2014

End Date:
3rd October 2014

Start Time:
10.00 am

End Time:
1 pm

Event title: Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service’s “Celebrating Diversity” event in Shrewsbury!
Venue: Shrewsbury Headquarters, St Michaels StreetSt. Michaels St, Shrewsbury SY1 2HJ
Name: Laura Kavanagh-Jones
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 260189
Event description: Black History Month, Older People’s Day,World Mental Health Day, and Shropshire Rainbow Festival are all happening in October.

To help us celebrate these events we are inviting you to visit us at Shrewsbury Fire Station.

• Look around the Fire Station
• Find out just how scary a chip pan fire can be
• Take part in a smoke tent demonstration
• Find out why the Fire Service believes diversity is so important
• Share some light refreshments
• Get a good look at our high-tech vehicles
• Find out about community fire safety and why it’s so important

To book or for more information, contact: Laura Kavanagh-Jones on 01743 260189

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