SIDE BY SIDE CYMRU – FROM MIND ABERYSTWYTH
For many of us attending arts and craft, sport or self-help groups can make a big difference to our lives – even something as simple as a regular coffee morning can be a real lifeline.
Groups can be great for linking up with people who’ve had similar experiences to our own – and this can really boost our mental health. We call this peer support.
If you’re part of an organisation or community group that offers peer support – or are thinking about starting a group – we can help you get started.
Thanks to support from Wales Government and Mind Cymru, we’re running a series of free training and networking sessions where you can see how others have successfully run groups. You’ll also be able to find support from others in your area.
We’re also offering small grants to help you get started. This money could be used for things like venue hire, leaflets, materials for activities, amongst many other things.
The launch event in Ceredigion will be on the 20th of February at the Cambria, Marine Terrace, Aberystwyth from 9.30 until 12.00
9.30 tea, coffee and registration
10.00 welcome from Greg Thomas, CEO Mind Aberystwyth
10.10 presentation by Rachel Wyatt, Project Lead, Mind Cymru
10.30 a workshop session exploring existing peer support in the county,
identifying good/bad practice, what a network should consist of and
who should be invited to join
11.30 The grant application process
The next steps
12.00 (approx) closing remarks by Greg Thomas
To book a place please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org or 01970 626225 / 07958788172