Mental Health Awareness Week 2012

  Bournemouth University is working in partnership with Dorset HealthCare, Poole Community Mental Health Team, Dorset Mental Health Forum and East Dorset Mental Health Carers’ Forum to deliver a number of events marking World Mental Health Day which is on Wednesday 10 October 2012 

Did you know:

Stephen Fry, Alistair Campbell and Ruby Wax have all been open about their personal experience of mental health issues?

If you want to find out more about how to start a conversation around mental health issues, hear about the lived experiences, the effects of labelling & stigma and the support available at BU and with the community please feel free to join in.

Beach walk from Bournemouth Pier to Branksome Dene Beach Hut: Monday 8 October

Please meet at Bournemouth pier at 10:30. Join the Mayor of Bournemouth and others on a stroll along the seafront.  At the end of the walk speakers will share their personal experiences of mental health issues. This event is being led by the Poole Community Mental Health Team.

 Anxiety disorders: How to Diagnose, How to Help

Tuesday 9 October: Student Centre, Talbot House, Talbot Campus, 14:30 – 15:30

We all know what it is to be anxious and, indeed, anxiety is a protective mechanism that helps keep us safe. This talk will consider when anxiety moves from being a normal and helpful emotion to being at times a disabling symptom causing acute and ongoing distress. The talk will then review simple and effective mechanisms in both normal and clinical settings.

Speaker: Professor Laurence Mynors-Wallis, Consultant Psychiatrist/Medical Director, Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. Registrar, Royal College of Psychiatrists and Visiting professor, Bournemouth University

Open to students, staff and public. Light refreshments will be provided at this event. To register your attendance, please email: diversity@bournemouth.ac.uk  

 Time to Change 5 a-side Football Tournament

Tuesday 9 October: The 3G pitches, Talbot Arena, Talbot Campus, 15:00 – 19:30

There will be an opportunity to compete for a trophy and medals. Open to students, staff and public to play or watch. To register your attendance if you wish to play please email: d.humphriss@poole.gov.uk

Information stand: Tuesday 9 October

Samaritans

University Crest Table, Poole House Reception, Talbot Campus, 11:00 – 15:00. Available to provide a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.

Tea & Talk for Students: Wednesday 10 October

Student Centre, Talbot Campus, 10:00 – 11:00

 

Tea & Talk for Staff: Wednesday 10 October

Student Centre, Talbot Campus, 11:45 – 13:00

 

Tea & Talk challenges stigma and discrimination by getting people with and without mental health problems talking together over tea and cakes. You will be given the opportunity to reflect on your own experiences and think about how mental health and wellbeing is everyone’s concern. Through personal pledges people demonstrate that they understand the value of conversation and relationship in supporting both their own and others’ mental health.

Helen Hutchings’ Tea & Talk project is a partnership with the Dorset Mental Health Forum and Dorset HealthCare University NHS Trust, funded by the national anti-stigma campaign Time to Change.

Light refreshments will be provided at these events. To register your attendance, please email: diversity@bournemouth.ac.uk  

 Information stands: Wednesday 10 October

Rethink

The Atrium, Poole House, Talbot Campus, 11:00 – 15:00
Provides information, services & a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness.

Dorset Mental Health Forum

The Atrium, Poole House, Talbot Campus, 11:00 – 15:00

Provides information and signposting for mental health service users and their carers, as well as for other interested parties such as members of the general public and the statutory services.

LINks: The University Crest Table, Poole House, 11:00 – 15:00

A network of local people and groups who have joined forces to improve health and social care services by listening to people like you. They’re independent of the local council and the NHS and exist throughout England.

Richmond Fellowship: Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus, 12:00 – 14:00

Provides support across over 120 Services in England for people with mental health problems. All its Services are flexible, responsive and innovative adapting to the needs and choices expressed by the people who use them.

Samaritans: Studland House, Lansdowne Campus, 12:00 – 14:00

Available to provide a confidential emotional support service.

Dispelling the myths about self-harm: ‘Attention seeking?’ ‘Youth Culture?’  ‘Cry for help?’ Thursday 11 October

Bournemouth House, BG11, Lansdowne campus, 12:30 – 13:30

Speaker: Angela Warren, Service User and Carer Co-ordinator, School of Health and Social Care

Even though there are a lot of people out there who self-harm, it’s still a subject people shy away from discussing. Angela works in the School of Health and Social Care at Bournemouth University and has had a long history of self-harm. She will be challenging some of the myths about self-harm by sharing her own experience and journey of recovery.

Open to students, staff and public. Light refreshments will be provided at this event. To register your attendance please email: diversity@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

Information stands: Thursday 11 October Barnados

The Atrium, Poole House, Talbot Campus, 11:00 – 15:00

Transforms the lives of vulnerable children across the UK through the work of projects, campaigning and research expertise.

CAMHS The Atrium, Poole House, Talbot Campus, 11:00 – 15:00

Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service, provides assessment and treatment to children and young people aged up to 18 years.

Future Roots: The University Crest Table, Poole House Reception, Talbot Campus, 11:00 – 15:00

Using Dorset’s Farming heritage to create a therapeutic environment that can benefit children and adults of all abilities.

BCHA: Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus, 12:00 – 14:00

Bournemouth Churches Housing Association is a specialist housing and social care support provider, offering a wide range of help to people in vulnerable circumstances and to professionals trying to equip those in need.

Dorset Race Equality Council: Studland House, Lansdowne Campus, 12:00 – 14:00

A mission is to eliminate racial discrimination and promote shared values of peace, responsibility and racial harmony, reduce racial conflict, increase confidence and self worth amongst the diverse communities of Dorset and to give support to the victims of racial discrimination and take measures to ensure perpetrators are dealt with accordingly.

 

Information stands: I*EATFriday 12 October:The Atrium, Poole House, Talbot Campus, 12:00 – 14:00

I*EAT is a charity that supports people with eating disorders and eating distress. We aim to bring hope and motivation to those who seek help that full recovery is possible. We offer support through drop-in sessions, social media, email, phone/text support as well as a recovering support group, mentoring, counselling, healthy eating and counselling sessions. Staff will be available to answer any questions you might have.

First Point: Friday 12 October The University Crest Table, Poole House Reception, Talbot Campus, 11:00 – 15:00

Provides support, information and advice for people affected by, or wanting to know more about, mental ill health.

What’s in a name; labelling and stigma in mental health: Tuesday 16 October BG11, Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus, 13:30 – 15:00

Speaker: Dr Ciarán Newell, Consultant Nurse (Eating Disorders) / Associate Nurse Director

The talk will look at the effects of the labels used in mental health treatment on the individual, family, health services and society in general and how these can determine the experiences and opportunities for those who suffer mental illness. The talk will aim to challenge the views/prejudices held with regards to mental illness.

Open to students, staff and public. Light refreshments will be provided at these events. To register your attendance please email: diversity@bournemouth.ac.uk

 

Information stands: Tuesday 16 October CRISP

The Atrium, Poole House, Talbot Campus, 11:00 – 15:00

Carers Resource, Information and Support Programme for Bournemouth and Poole, provide support, information, services and signposting for people who are caring for a vulnerable, or unwell person in their family, or who is a friend.

Gateway: The Atrium, Poole House, Talbot Campus, 11:00 – 15:00

Gateway’s aim is to enable adults in Poole to achieve, maintain and enjoy emotional and social well-being through the provision of a specialised service.

BU Carer/Service User Partnership Group: Bournemouth House, Lansdowne Campus, 12:00 – 14:00

For Service Users and Carers, providing a unique perspective to enhance the educational experience and subsequent practice of the future workforce in Health and Social Care.

 

During this exciting week you will also have the opportunity to:

  • ·      Make a pledge towards challenging stigma and discrimination at one of the events. You will be able to do this by making a written or video pledge.

 

  • ·      See the ‘supporting you and your mental health videowhich details the university and community services that provide support for people concerned about mental health issues via the BU digital signage and website. 

 

  • ·      Win £50 Argos vouchers if you are able to answer correctly the questions from the Time to Change Mental Health quiz [this is open to students and staff]. The quiz will be open from 8-16 October 2012. Completed entries should be returned by email to: diversity@bournemouth.ac.uk

  • ·      See and hear a selection of Time to Change adverts via the BU digital signage and website. 

  • ·      See Time to Change publicity throughout the BU estate, receive a goodie bag, and make a pledge to end mental health prejudice.

 

 

We hope the range of events will encourage students, staff and the public to start talking openly about mental health. The mental health awareness events at BU 2012 have been organised and supported by

  • ·         Aimhigher at BU
  • ·         Barnado’s
  • ·         Bournemouth and Poole PCT
  • ·         Bournemouth Borough Council
  • ·         Bournemouth Churches Housing Association (BCHA)
  • ·         Bournemouth University Carer/Service User Partnership Group
  • ·         Bournemouth University Department of Mental Health
  • ·         Bournemouth University Students Union (SUBU)
  • ·         Children and Young People’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service (CAMHS)
  • ·         Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
  • ·         Dorset Mental Health Forum

 

  • ·         Dorset Race Equality Council
  • ·         Equality and Diversity Service
  • ·         East Dorset Mental Health Carers Forum
  • ·         First Point
  • ·         Future Roots
  • ·         Gateway Team
  • ·         I*EAT
  • ·         LINks
  • ·         Poole Community Mental Health Team
  • ·         Psychology Group, School of Design, Engineering and Computing
  • ·         Rethink
  • ·         Richmond Fellowship
  • ·         Samaritans
  • ·         Sport, Academic Group School of Tourism
  • ·         SportBU
  • ·         Tea and Talk Project
  • ·         Time to Change Dorset

 

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