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We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect

Article edited by Mind in Furness, 29th August 2018, 7:39PM, views: 295
Projects & Services

Mind in Furness offers a range of projects and services run at our office at the William Bingley Centre on School Street as well as throughout the local community and sometimes beyond. You can find full details of our services and projects here, including when the all of the sessions run if there are sessions that you can attend as well as who the main point of contact is.

Please note that unless specified all sessions are run at our Barrow office in School Street. Refreshments are usually available at a minimal cost.

We do occasionally have to cancel sessions and we will tell you below if any sessions are cancelled and, where possible, when the sessions will return.

Bingo

The weekly bingo is offered as part of the Peer Support session and is a fun way of making friends and building confidence. Bingo is a popular, weekly, activity at Mind in Furness.

Available Sessions

  • Monday, 1pm - 2pm

Thinking of joining us?

To discuss or attend this service either email julie.wilson@mindinfurness.org.uk or call 01229 827094.

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Choices

Choices has brought together a number of well respected voluntary and community organisations who want to make a real difference in people's lives. The project is led by Groundworks NE and is aimed at providing support to those furthest away from the labour market and facing multiple barriers.

We can provide one-to-one support to help you achieve your goals to enable you to move into education, training, job searching or employment. Covering Allerdale and Copeland.

To refer to the Choices project please contact 07860 850227.

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Conservation

Please note that this service runs typically once a month, and is usually the first Monday in the month. We leave Mind in Furness at 9.30am and arrive back in Barrow in Furness by 4pm.

Every month we work alongside the National Trust, at High Wray Basecamp. It is a chance to take in the breath taking scenery, whilst doing something worthwhile. We all know how being in the fresh air is good for your mental wellbeing and volunteering and working as part of a team is also of great value.

You need to take a packed lunch with you. Everything else will be provided for you on the day. Whilst there you can do as little or as much as you are capable of.

Conservation is very popular, as you can imagine, so attendees need to pre-book as there are limited places.

Available Sessions

  • Monday (monthly, first monday in month), 9:30am - 4pm

Thinking of joining us?

To discuss or attend this service either email julie.wilson@mindinfurness.org.uk or call 01229 827094.

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Craft Group

Everyone welcome to join in this well attended craft group, which is suitable for all levels of ability. Examples of activity include card making, glass painting, pebble painting and adult colouring.

The craft group is a relaxing and safe environment, where you can also bring your own small projects to do, be it, knitting or crocheting etc . We also welcome skilled crafters who can share their knowledge with the group.

Available Sessions

  • Wednesday, 1:30pm - 3pm

Thinking of joining us?

To discuss or attend this service either email julie.wilson@mindinfurness.org.uk or call 01229 827094.

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Hearing Voices

The group meets once a fortnight on a Friday offering peer support to deal with the distressing symptom of hearing voices. The group is facilitated by experts by experience happy to share their knowledge and understanding in a peer support environment.

The group is facilitated by experts by experience happy to share their knowledge and understanding in a peer support environment. They in turn are supported by volunteers.

Available Sessions

  • Alternate Fridays, 1:30pm - 3pm

Thinking of joining us?

To discuss or attend this service either email julie.wilson@mindinfurness.org.uk or call 01229 827094.

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Housing: Coniston House

Coniston House is a well-established CQC registered supported housing scheme offering 24 hour cover and providing a safe environment for 6 Residents. The property is owned by Accent Housing and the support packages are funded by Cumbria County Council. Our focus is on creating a pathway for residents enabling them to move from high support to low support concentrating on support with medication, risk management and independent living skills.

Enquiries for Referrals will be considered from all sources, including self-referrals, Health and Social Care agencies or any other statutory body. Our client group is male or female from 18 years upwards with enduring mental health problems.

All enquiries can be made through the Registered Manager at Jacqui.clark@mindinfurness.org.uk or by telephoning 01229 870481.

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Kitchen Garden Project

If you are interested in gardening, but do not have a garden, or if you want to socialise over a shared interest in gardening you might like to join us at the Green Heart Den and get involved in our exciting outdoor Kitchen Garden Project.

We have two raised beds at the moment where we are growing salad produce which when ready to harvest will be available for the members.

The Kitchen Garden Project is a fun way of making friends, and as we know being in the fresh air is good for our mental wellbeing.

Where do I attend this service?

  • Green Heart Den
  • Greengate Street
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • LA13 9BT

You must contact us before attending this service.

Available Sessions

  • Tuesday, 10am - 12 Noon
  • Friday, 12 Noon - 2:30pm

Thinking of joining us?

To discuss or attend this service either email julie.wilson@mindinfurness.org.uk or call 01229 827094.

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Men's Group

This well attended men only group is a safe and confidential environment, whereby you can say as little or as much as you want on any given topic, from building self-esteem and self-confidence, to topics the group themselves have chosen. Everyone has a chance to discuss how they are feeling and a member of staff is on hand to offer help and support should it be needed. The meet once a week, at the times shown above.

Available Sessions

  • Tuesday, 1pm - 2:30pm (this session is cancelled on the 4th and 11th of September and restarts on the 18th September)

Thinking of joining us?

To discuss or attend this service either email julie.wilson@mindinfurness.org.uk or call 01229 827094.

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Millom Safe Space

The Safe Space Service is a drop-in service where we offer

  • Peer support
  • One to one support (where we can offer a listening ear, advice and information)
  • Information Board (booklets and leaflets on a variety of topics)
  • Sign-posting service to relevant organisations and services
  • Recovery Star Course (future dates to be confirmed)
  • Mindfulness 6 week Course (future dates to be confirmed)
  • Group activities, for example; board games, creative writing, art and crafts etc.

The service provides a safe place where anyone experiencing mental health problems can pop a long for a chat and cuppa. It’s a place where they can talk openly about anything without being judged. The service is also available for carers and anybody requiring advice or information on a range of mental wellbeing topics. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere and we have different activities going on where people can be as involved as much or as little as they choose. We offer a safe and caring environment where everyone can feel listened to, supported and included.

If the group is not for the client we can arrange one to one support. We always try to be flexible to meet everyone’s individual needs.

One of the things we are going to be running in the near future is a healthy eating cooking course. We are always looking to develop the service further and are interested to hear ideas on how we can achieve this.

Where do I attend this service?

  • Millom Pensioners Hall (Tin Chapel)
  • 18 Mainsgate Road
  • Millom
  • LA18 4JZ

You must contact us before attending this service.

Available Sessions

  • Monday, 11am - 3.30pm (this session is cancelled on the 3rd and 10th of September and restarts on the 17th September)

Thinking of joining us?

For more information on the services we offer and any upcoming events please have a look at the Mind-In-Furness Facebook page which is updated on a weekly basis.

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Peer Support

These fully inclusive sessions provide a safe and confidential environment for those attending to support each other. These sessions are available by arrangement on a daily basis. Members know that if they are having a difficult time they can come to the Peer support sessions and there will be someone they will be able to talk to.

A support member of staff can provide practical and emotional support and provide one to one support should the need arise. Various topics can be discussed, allowing everyone to be heard and their views and opinions to be taken into account.

Available Sessions

  • Monday, 10am - 4pm
  • Tuesday, 10am - 1pm
  • Wednesday, 12:30am - 4pm
  • Thursday, 10am - 1:30pm
  • Friday, 10am - 4pm

Thinking of joining us?

To discuss or attend this service either email julie.wilson@mindinfurness.org.uk or call 01229 827094.

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Recovery Star

The Recovery Star is a six week programme that gives people the tools to manage their mental health. It is held is a safe and confidential environment. Topics covered are: managing mental health, physical health and self-care, living skills, social networks, volunteering/work, relationships, addictive behaviours, responsibilities, identity and self-esteem and trust and hope.

The Recovery Star Programme typically runs between 1:30pm and 3pm, although the dates do vary.

If you would like more information with regards to the Recovery Star Programme please ring 01229 827094 and ask to speak to a member of staff to arrange an appointment.

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Singing Group

If you are interested in joining our singing group? Have fun whilst singing on the Karaoke. Alternatively on the occasions when no one wants to sing then we may have a quiz, play board games or have a Wii games session.

Available Sessions

  • Friday, 1pm - 2pm

Thinking of joining us?

To discuss or attend this service either email julie.wilson@mindinfurness.org.uk or call 01229 827094.

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Supported Living

Mind in Furness are the landlords of four one bedroom flats, which have recently been refurbished to a high standard. Located in the town centre they will provide accommodation for Clients with mental health problems where staff will offer support to maintain tenancies and promote recovery.

Any enquires for more information or referrals can be made by emailing Jacqui Clark or by telephoning 01229 870481.

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Women's Group

The women’s group at Mind in Furness meet weekly on a Wednesday morning. The sessions are well attended and the group offers a safe, confidential environment.

We have fun in the group doing activities with arts and craft and poetry as well as offering therapeutic activities where we will discuss confidence building and self-esteem topics, relaxation sessions, going out to local art exhibitions or just meeting for a coffee are also some of the activities we enjoy in the group.

Members of the group facilitate sessions if they feel they have the confidence to contribute and students as well as volunteers regularly facilitate sessions suggested by the members. The group prides itself on making each other and new members feel welcome so new attendees are always welcome. In future we would like to develop sessions in line with the issues that are identified as points on the Recovery Star.

Available Sessions

  • Wednesday, 10:30am - 12 noon

Thinking of joining us?

To discuss or attend this service either email julie.wilson@mindinfurness.org.uk or call 01229 827094.

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Company Information
  • Mind in Furness
  • The William Bingley Centre
  • 64 School Street
  • Barrow-in-Furness
  • LA14 1EW (show on Google Maps)
  • Charity registered in England and Wales: 1143600
  • Registered company limited by guarantee: 7693277
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