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Mind in Brighton and Hove Advice and Information Service

We know that this period of time remains challenging for many people so please contact our advice and information service to find out about ways you can look after your mental health.

Our Advice Service can offer:

  • 1 to 1 mental health advice for anyone in the city, including carers and professionals
  • Information and wellbeing resources about how to look after your mental health
  • Help you develop an individual Wellness Action Plan to support your wellbeing during Covid19 and beyond
  • Provide information on local mental health services and how to access them
  • Information and resources on understanding mental health conditions and treatments
  • Information on self-help groups and alternative support services

Please call us on 01273 666950 between 9am – 5pm. 

Please be aware our phone lines may be busy so please leave us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Alternatively, send us an email to info@mindcharity.co.uk , or visit Advice and Information on our website at www.mindcharity.co.uk/advice-information/.

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Mind in Brighton and Hove Winter Walking challenge

It may not be the most inviting time of year to get out for a walk, but getting outside for some fresh air in the winter can feel even more beneficial for our wellbeing than other times of the year. With shorter days and longer nights, be sure to try and see daylight each day. The Five Ways to Wellbeing – Connect, Be Active, Give, Take Notice and Keep Learning – can all be incorporated when you go out for a walk.

Here are some tips on how to Take Notice while out for a walk this winter.

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Winter Wellbeing: Coronavirus Information & Tips Edition 21

Our winter wellbeing leaflets include lots of tips for how to look after your wellbeing over the winter and information about local resources and services that can help you. There are different leaflets for Brighton and Hove and East Sussex.

Brighton and Hove                       East Sussex

We hope you find one or two new ideas in these leaflets to help you look after your wellbeing over the coming months.

We would love to hear what’s worked for you. Please e-mail us at info@mindcharity.co.uk to share your tips with us. If you are happy for us to share this information anonymously via our website and social media, please let us know in the e-mail.

Please go to this web page for other editions.

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Connecting in Nature – Winter Series

We are pleased to announce we will be starting our Winter series of 6 Connecting in Nature sessions in partnership with Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and South Downs National Park on 16th November. They will be running on Monday afternoons, 1-3pm at Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and allow participants a safe and therapeutic space to connect with others and nature. You are welcome to book on to as many or few of the sessions as you like.

Social distancing and COVID-19 government guidelines will be in place to ensure safety and minimise risk to both facilitators and participants. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like more information about this and we will be happy to have a chat.

Please note, places are limited and must be booked in advance.  To find out more or book your place get in touch via email clare.nichols@mindcharity.co.uk

To find out more about the benefits of ecotherapy and connecting with, and in, nature on our mental health and wellbeing please click here

Please see the following links to find out more about the work of Moulsecoomb Forest Garden and South Downs National Park

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Coronavirus: Wellbeing Information & Tips Edition 18

Please see the 18th edition of our Wellbeing Information & Tip sheet here which focuses on Managing Stress. This week from the 2nd – 6th November is International Stress Awareness Week and understanding how stress makes us feel and what we can do to help reduce stress in our lives has never felt more important.  We hope you find one or two new ideas in this tips sheet on how to manage stress and develop resilience.

We would love to hear what’s worked for you. Please e-mail us at info@mindcharity.co.uk to share your tips with us. If you are happy for us to share this information anonymously via our website and social media, please let us know in the e-mail.

Please go to this web page for other editions.

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Coronavirus: Wellbeing Information & Tips Edition 17

Please see the 17th edition of our Wellbeing Information & Tip sheet here which focuses on Recovering from coronavirus. This year we have all been impacted by the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and many of us have experienced and continue to experience physical and mental health challenges. In this edition we focus on how we can manage our mental health if we or someone we know is recovering from coronavirus.

Please e-mail us at info@mindcharity.co.uk to share how COVID-19 has affected you, we would love to hear from you. And if you are happy for us to share this information anonymously via our website and social media, please let us know in the e-mail.

Please go to this web page for other editions.

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Coronavirus: Wellbeing Information & Tips Edition 16

Please see the sixteenth edition of our Wellbeing Information & Tip sheet here which focuses on World Mental Health Day (WMHD). In the tips sheet you will find information about WMHD and ways in which you can join in with activities that are taking place to celebrate this day.

Please e-mail us at info@mindcharity.co.uk to share what you have done for WMHD, we would love to hear from you. And if you are happy for us to share this information anonymously via our website and social media, please let us know in the e-mail.

Please go to this web page for other editions.

 

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Pathways to Health 2nd ear acupuncture clinic re-opening

Pathways to Health will be re-opening its ear acupuncture clinic running on Tuesdays 10.30 – 12.30pm on Tuesday 29th September 2020.

This will be temporarily re-located at the Unitarian Church, New Road, BN1 1UF until further notice.

The clinic will be in the room at the rear of the church – accessed down the alleyway on the left hand side of the building.

 In order to minimise risk to clients and staff, and following government and public health guidelines, there will be changes to the way the clinic is managed. A full list of changes can be viewed on their website – www.pathwaystohealth.org.uk

These new arrangements are temporary and will be subject to constant revision as and when guidance from public health/government changes.

Please note: if you are currently ‘shielding’ or deemed by government as ‘an extremely vulnerable adult’ Pathways to Health do not advise coming into clinic yet. Similarly if you have any symptoms of Covid please do not come into clinic.

This clinic has been added to the one already running at the Cornerstone Community Centre in Hove – please click here for details.

For more information please visit: www.pathwaystohealth.org.uk/

 

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Coronavirus: Wellbeing Information & Tips Edition 15

Please see the fifteenth edition of our Wellbeing Information & Tip sheet here which focuses on Mental Health and Older People. Looking after your mental health when you are older or looking out for older people that we know, has become even more important in the current context of the coronavirus pandemic.

We hope you find one or two new ideas in this tips sheet for how to look after your own mental health if you are an older person or how to care for and look after the wellbeing of the older people around you.

We would love to hear what’s worked for you. Please e-mail us at info@mindcharity.co.uk to share your tips with us. If you are happy for us to share these tips anonymously via our website and social media, please let us know in the e-mail.

Please go to this web page for other editions.

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