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Gosport Wellbeing Centre turns one

The Gosport Wellbeing Centre has just marked its first birthday and has already worked with over a hundred clients from the local area. In addition to the one-to-one work, the centre also facilities structured workshops and groups for people who have had an assessment. These include Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Healthy Lifestyles, Acceptance and commitment Therapy (ACT), Wellbeing Workshop and Walking group. Although the centre started working with clients from January 2015 it had its official opening by the mayor of Fareham in May. On the success of the first year Fareham and Gosport Wellbeing Centre Manager, Caroline Payne said “The Wellbeing staff have worked hard to establish the Gosport Wellbeing centre in the community. It is now really busy offering 1-1 work groups and our assessment times are full every week with new clients”.

 

Foor information on the Gosport Wellbeing opening times please see http://farehamandgosportmind.org.uk/contact-us.html

 

 

Official Opening of Gosport Wellbeing Centre

 

On Tuesday 12th May 2015 the Deputy Mayor of Fareham officially opened our new office at 11 The Precinct on South Street in Gosport. This office will be managed from the Fareham branch and will be open for drop in from 10.00am -12pm (closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday). So why not come along and visit us sometime? It's the ideal place to go if you're looking for advice or help if you live in Gosport and can't readily get into Fareham. Aside from drop-in we are also doing one to one sessions and groups. Do come in and say hi.

 

 

 

 

Fareham and Gosport Mind Merger with Solent Mind

 

In the annual general meeting at the end of November 2013 our members agreed to the merger of Fareham and Gosport Mind and Solent Mind.

 

The two charities have been working closely together for several years. With shared goals and philosophies, it made sense to take it to the next step in a time where it is quite difficult for small charities to survive on their own.

 

With this merger, the expertise and recourses of the two organisations can be pooled. It also enables us to build on recent successes, developing and extending services, offering staff greater security and development opportunities, while ensuring the highest possible quality of service, and securing the future of Mind in Fareham and Gosport.

 

 

Official Opening of Wellbeing Centre

 

Fareham and Gosport Mind recently opened our new wellbeing Centre in West Street, Fareham. Which had an amazing turn out and we were featured in The News. Please see below for an extract of what was published.

 

{ Caroline Payne, the Centre manager said: ‘We do a lot of very small focus groups and we do a lot of one-to-one work... we now work with around 200 people across the area. ‘We have a staff of 13 and out of the 13 there are nine of them who have had mental health issues themselves.’

 

The centre was opened by the Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Susan Bayford.

 

She applauded the centre and its continuing work.

 

Cllr Bayford said: ‘I am delighted that this Wellbeing Centre is in the centre of Fareham.’

 

The Mayor cut the ribbon and said: ‘I wish them every success’.

 

Cllr Bayford said how important it was to have a walk-in shop front so that services are accessible.

 

She also praised Hampshire County Council for supporting Fareham and Gosport Mind, and its continued investment in support for people with mental health issues. }

 

Extract taken from Portsmouth News. To read full article please go to...

 

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/health/local-health/charity-focuses-on-mental-health-at-bigger-centre-1-5196483

 

 

Wellbeing Service Update

 

Since we started our new service on September 2012 we have worked with nearly 200 of you as well as giving advice and signposting many more people who have telephoned or dropped in to our office and the Nimrod Centre.

We want as many of you as possible to come along to our first forum to tell us how we have done and what we can do more of and better as well as any new things you might like to see commissioned. By then 7 people with lived experience from Fareham and Gosport Mind will have gone to a Southern Health forum to do something simillar around their services and we can feed that back to you. This is your MIND, please make your voice count Our Mindfulness group starting in January is full, but another is planned for after Easter.

 

For more information regarding any of these events please contact us on the details giving above.

 

 

Successes Since the Start up

 

Fareham and Gosport Mind have been running a Wellbeing Centre since September 2012. Since then Great relationships and support from Southern Health and Stakeholders locally have been built. Also over the past 8 months the team have done 1-1 work with over 150 people who have referred themselves or been referred to our service.

 

Our Mums in Mind project offering support to Mums with under school age children has been a huge success, we offer a structured support group, and a follow up low intensity group., and then work with mums to help them access groups in the Community.

 

To read more of the article click here...

 

 

 

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