Tag Archives: Mental Health

Music Notes

Open Harmony CIC music for wellbeing

Open Harmony CIC is gathering evidence about how the power of music, especially when enjoyed in small groups with like-minded people, can be very beneficial for those who are suffering due to their mental health and/or isolation.  

This survey is for everyone, of all backgrounds and abilities because we can all enjoy music, even if it’s just listening to or enjoying our own music collection at home.  Please share this with your family and friends as it all helps build a picture of the need in the local area that we can then use to grow and reach many more people. 

It’s called Music for wellbeing, only takes 2 minutes, you can stay anonymous and any personal data you choose to give will not be shared: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y78Y9LB

Open Harmony CIC promotes:

  • Connection: strengthening relationships

  • Happiness: increased health and wellbeing and

  • Purpose: confidence and contribution

through music and the creative arts (e.g. dance, visual arts, drama) They are inclusive, passionate and strive for excellence, to find out more have a look at Open Harmony CIC website https://www.openharmony.co.uk/

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Coached Angling sessions

Start Date:
5th August 2021

End Date:
26th August 2021

Start Time:
10am or 1pm sessions.

End Time:
1300 or 1600

Event title: Coached angling sessions
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, WV7 5FL
Name: Albrighton Trust Moat
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description: It looked like everyone enjoyed themselves, catching plenty of fish at our recent coached angling sessions. This means we are running coached angling session during August.

The dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 5th August,
  • Thursday 12th August,
  • Thursday 19th August and
  • Thursday 26th August.

Booking Essential: Choose between a 10am or 1pm sessions, to book your place please contact us on 01902 372441 or email [email protected]

Live Well Telford

Virtual House Tour

Telford Independent Living Centre Virtual House is ready for you to view. This interactive tour showing examples of Occupational Therapy, Assistive Technology and Sensory aids, equipment and solutions that may be helpful to you or a family member to do daily activities around the home.

Within the tour you will find information about these items including where they can be purchased*.

  • You should carefully consider whether items would be suitable for you and you are confident that they will meet your needs; especially if you are considering equipment that will affect your safety, balance, mobility or ability to summon help.
  • If you purchase an item, we cannot reimburse you for this.
  • Please follow the instructions provided with the product including weight restrictions on the item.
  • You may be eligible for VAT relief on some items, visit the GOV.UK website to find out more information about VAT relief 

If you would like to view and try some of this equipment in person before purchasing you can do so by clicking this link https://livewell.telford.gov.uk/Services/3117 where you can talk to a member of our team about the items. 

*Please note: the tour contains examples of items that are available, other items are available that are not displayed in the virtual house tour. The Council does not recommend or endorse any items or the retailers suggested in the tour. Prices are included as a guide and were correct at the time the tour was created and may be subject to change.

Guidance on viewing the tour:

  • the navigation is smoother if you view the tour in Google Chrome
  • try to view the house while you are connected to the internet (WiFi), rather than mobile data (4G)
  • the quality of the tour can depend on the strength of your internet connection.

Click here to watch the Virtual Tour and read further information:  https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20792/independent_living_centre_ilc_and_virtual_house/5264/virtual_house_tour

 

Music Notes

Open Harmony CIC music survey

Start Date:
1st June 2021

End Date:
31st July 2021

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
2359

Open Harmony CIC is gathering evidence about how the power of music, especially when enjoyed in small groups with like-minded people, can be very beneficial for those who are suffering due to their mental health and/or isolation.  

This survey is for everyone, of all backgrounds and abilities because we can all enjoy music, even if it’s just listening to or enjoying our own music collection at home.  Please share this with your family and friends as it all helps build a picture of the need in the local area that we can then use to grow and reach many more people. 

It’s called Music for wellbeing, only takes 2 minutes, you can stay anonymous and any personal data you choose to give will not be shared: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Y78Y9LB

Open Harmony CIC promotes:

  • Connection: strengthening relationships

  • Happiness: increased health and wellbeing and

  • Purpose: confidence and contribution

through music and the creative arts (e.g. dance, visual arts, drama) They are inclusive, passionate and strive for excellence, to find out more have a look at Open Harmony CIC website https://www.openharmony.co.uk/

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Supported Angling Sessions

Start Date:
3rd June 2021

End Date:
3rd June 2021

Start Time:
10am or 1pm sessions.

End Time:
1200 or 1600

Event title: Supported Angling Sessions
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, WV7 5FL
Weblink: https://www.albrightontrust.org.uk/
Name: Albrighton Trust Moat
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 372441
Event description: Support is provided, instructing parent/carers on how to help the person fishing. Note: Coaches unfortunately cannot help land a fish or remove the hook from the mouth, but they can provide instructions to parents/carers on how to do it.

Equipment supplied – Sessions start at 10am and 1pm sessions. Cost: Sessions are £5 per person.

Albrighton Trust June, July 2021

Activity Alliance

News from Activity Alliance

Activity Alliance has a clear ambition, they state “It is not right or fair that disabled people are the least active in our society”

They are pleased to present their 2021-2024 strategy - Achieving Fairness. Having consulted with their members and partners to inform our strategy’s development and future direction.

One in five people in the UK considers themselves a disabled person – 14.1 million people. This represents a large proportion of our population. Sport and activity play an important role in our nation’s health so must be a level playing field for everybody. Therefore, Activity Alliance have refreshed their vision to be: 

Fairness for disabled people in sport and activity
Disabled people participate less than non-disabled people and they are also twice as likely to be inactive. We call this the fairness gap, and we aim to close this gap within a generation by focussing on these two key goals:

  1. Embedding inclusive practice into organisations
  2. Changing attitudes towards disabled people in sport and activity

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our country and hit disabled people the hardest in many ways. Our Strategy acknowledges this situation and recognises the work in hand to overcome the extra challenges brought by the pandemic. We want disabled people to be at the heart of our nation’s recovery.

Our three-year strategy is ambitious. To achieve fairness we will work with multiple stakeholders who will unite with us to make our vision a reality. This includes an important mix of organisations and individuals across various sectors. We will also work closely with our members to prioritise disabled people’s inclusion in sport and activity. 

Everything we do will focus on these four strategic objectives: 

  1. Champion disabled people’s voices and maximise Activity Alliance’s visibility
  2. Use high-quality expertise and insight to educate and inform decision making and influence policy
  3. Address inequalities through collaboration, improving engagement and delivery with and for disabled people
  4. Maximise the use of investment and that of our partners to enable disabled people’s activity

Over the next three years and beyond, Activity Alliance will continue to push for inclusion to be at the heart of all plans in sport and activity.

We will not settle until every disabled person can reap the same physical health, mental health, and social benefits as non-disabled people.

Download Achieving Fairness – 2021-2024 Strategy at the links below:

For further information please go to Activity Alliance website: http://www.activityalliance.org.uk/

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Ladybug Trail

Start Date:
2nd June 2021

End Date:
2nd June 2021

Start Time:
10am or 1pm sessions.

End Time:
1200 or 1600

Event title: Ladybug Trail
Venue: Albrighton Trust Moat & Gardens, Blue House Lane, Albrighton, Nr Wolverhampton, WV7 5FL
Weblink: https://www.albrightontrust.org.uk/
Name: Albrighton Trust Moat
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01902 429212
Event description: Albrighton Trust and Moat, bring you holiday activities. This one is to follow the ladybug trial and collect names as you go.

Everyone who completes the trail receives a prize. Sessions start at 10 am and 1 pm Cost £2 per person.

For further information call 01902 372441

Albrighton Trust June, July 2021

MH Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 will take place Monday 10th May to Sunday 16th May 2021. The theme this year is Nature. Why nature?

Taken from the Mental Health Foundation website-

“Nature is so central to our psychological and emotional health, that it’s almost impossible to realise good mental health for all without a greater connection to the natural world. For most of human history, we lived as part of nature. It is only in the last five generations that so many of us have lived and worked in a context that is largely separated from nature. And it is only since a 1960s study in the US found that patients who were treated in hospitals with a view of nature recovered faster, that science has started to unpack the extraordinary health benefits.

During Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we will pull together the evidence that demonstrates the powerful benefits of nature for our mental health. We will look at nature’s unique ability to not only bring consolation in times of stress, but also increase our creativity, empathy and a sense of wonder. It turns out that it is not just being in nature but how we open ourselves up and interact with nature that counts. We will show that even small contacts with nature can reduce feelings of social isolation and be effective in protecting our mental health, and preventing distress”

As a result of Covid19 many more people are suffering with mental health so more people are looking for help. What is the aim of this years Mental Health Awareness week?

There are two clear aims. Firstly, to inspire more people to connect with nature in new ways, noticing the impact that this connection can have for their mental health. Secondly, to convince decision makers at all levels that access to and quality of nature is a mental health and social justice issue as well as an environmental one.

2021 is going be a huge year for nature: a new Environment Bill will go through the UK Parliament which will shape the natural world for generations to come; the UK will host the G7 nations where creating a greener future will be a key priority and a historic international UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) will be hosted in Glasgow in November.

During Mental Health Awareness Week, the Mental Health Foundation are asking you to do three things: 

  • Experience nature: take time to recognise and grow your connection with nature during the week. Take a moment to notice and celebrate nature in your daily life. You might be surprised by what you notice!
  • Share nature: Take a photo, video or sound recording and share the connections you’ve made during the week, to inspire others. Join the discussion on how you’re connecting with nature by using the hashtags #ConnectWithNature #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
  • Talk about nature: use our tips, school packs, research and policy guides to discuss in your family, school, workplace and community how you can help encourage people to find new ways to connect with nature in your local environment.

For more information about this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week visit  mentalhealth.org.uk/mhaw  or join the conversation on social media using #ConnectWithNature and #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 

Other resources: You can also find useful information on the following websites:

Samaritans: If you need someone to talk to, Call 116 123. (This number is FREE to call) Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

Mind Your Head Campaign – Shropshire Council

The annual Mind Your Head campaign which is run by Shropshire Council aims to raise awareness of Mental Health in the rural and farming community.

A spokesman from Shropshire Council says: “We know that poor mental health in the farming community has been a growing issue over the past few years and being, but is often seen as a “hidden” problem.”

Furthermore, they said: “The Mind Your Head campaign seeks to address stigma talking about mental health. A schedule of events is planned via the www.yellowwellies.org website including videos, blogs and links to further information”.

Read more by clicking here: Helpful Emotional Wellbeing Resources for farming communities 2021

Hamar Centre

Hamar Centre for Counselling and Wellbeing

The Hamar Centre provides counselling services for individuals who have been diagnosed with a life threatening or an acute on-going illness such as cancer or renal failure. Currently the Centre is only providing a telephone counselling service due to COVID19. If you would like to access the counselling services at the Hamar Centre then you can be referred by a healthcare professional or you can self-refer by calling the Hamar Centre on 01743 261035 or email: [email protected]

Counselling services at the centre are free and are provided by The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Read more by clicking here: hamar-centre-tifold-leaflet-for-patients.pdf