Welcome to Mind in Mid Herts

We are an innovative and experienced provider of mental health services in Mid Hertfordshire and have our well being centres in St. Albans, Stevenage, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. As both individuals and as an organisation we are committed to providing high quality services for people aged 16 and over.

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Raising Funds – Virgin Money London Marathon

Trish Jones a member of staff is running the London Marathon on Sunday 23 April 2017

I’m fundraising for Heads Together for Mind.
Please help me make a difference by making a donation to my Virgin Money Giving page.
To find out more about what I’m doing and why, please visit
http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/PatriciaJones6
where you can also sponsor me online.

Don’t forget to tick the box to reclaim Gift Aid on your donation if you’re a UK tax payer. Virgin Money Giving will pass this on in full to charity, making your donation go even further.

Thanks for your support,
Patricia

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Spot the Signs & Save a Life – Suicide Prevention Training

Training sessions poster early 2017-page-001.jpgSpot the Signs of Suicide Risk and You Could Save a Life

A free one-day training course for those who work with voluntary organisations to help spot the signs of suicide and how to help those at risk.
 
Some people who have died by suicide may have taken their own life out of sheer desperation. Those left behind may carry heavy feelings of guilt, wondering why they were not able to spot the signs of suicidal behaviour.
 
The Training
Our fully qualified trainer will guide you through the stages of recognising the signs of suicide, and how to communicate with those at risk.
 
Suicide Prevention Training will:
  • Increase awareness and knowledge.
  • Introduce practical steps about how to respond.
  • Make you feel more confident to spot the signs.
 
Training Session Dates for Early 2017
  • 27 January: 9:30am – 4:30pm – Watford – YMCA Orbital Centre
  • 17th February: 9am – 4pm – Letchworth – Norton Methodist Community Centre
  • 17th March – 10am – 4pm – Bishops Stortford – Sworders Barn
 
For venue addresses and to book your place, send your name, job title, organisation and preferred training date to Siobhan Osgood: siobhan.osgood@mindinmidherts.org.uk.

 

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Theatre Night – Patrick Hamiltons Rope

Abbey Theatre_Rope poster-page-001.jpgAll proceeds from our ticket sales will go to Mind in Mid Herts

Taking place at:

Abbey Theatre St Albans

Thursday 23rd February at 8pm

Tickets cost £12 each and are available to purchase from Tracy Marshall:

01727 865 070 | 07935 254 515 | tracy@mindinmidherts.org.uk

“Two Oxford undergraduates, Brandon and Granillo, murder a fellow student for no other reason than ‘the fun of the thing’. Will they get away with their crime? Will nervy Granillo crack under the pressure? Or will the intriguing poet Rupert Cadell see through their dark games and bring the audacious pair to justice?”

For up-to-date information on all our current services please visit our website, or alternatively find us on Facebook:

Mind in Mid Herts is a registered charity No – 1101678

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Drop In – It’s Back

Drop in Group-page-001.jpgIf you feel lonely, isolated and would like to meet like minded people in a social setting, then this may be the group for you!

Every Thursday 3pm – 4:30pm. Cost £2.

If you are interested in attending or for further information, please contact Sandra on the details below.

Mind in Mid Herts is a registered charity – No.1101678

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Raising Funds – Cycle Burma

Last year Bernadette Hillman raised funds for MiMH by taking part in the 400km Cycle Cuba Challenge. This year Bernadette is taking part in the 476KM Cycle Burma Challenge.
Details of the challenge, which starts on 5th November and the Just Giving page are below.
To date £850 raised.
http://www.discoveradventure.com/challenges/cycle-burma
https://www.justgiving.com/Bernadette-Hillman

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Carers Group

Carers group Poster.jpgAre you a carer, friend or family member of someone with mental health issues?

We are running a new support group for those supporting people who have mental health needs.
This will be a place to:
Explore how to look after your own needs whilst caring.
Learn practical tools on what you can do and where you can go for support.
Receive support and share expertise with people who are in similar caring roles.
First group will meet on Thursday 2nd February 2017
Date: First Thursday of the month thereafter
Tine: 6pm – 7:30pm
Cost: £2 per session

 

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Arts on Prescription at Mind in Mid Herts, St Albans

AOP Artwork - HPFT news-page-001.jpgBreaking News for 2017!

The Visual Arts programme has just finished at Mind in Mid Herts and all contributed artwork for the Celebration Evening at Trestle Arts Base in November, working with Hanna Bowran.
 
One piece, ‘Collaboration’ was a vibrant combination of their work, each contributing to a section of the image.
 
We have just heard that this has been accepted by the Herts Partnership Foundation Trust’s forthcoming exhibition in 2017 – more details to follow.
 
Congratulations to all and as Len Goodman says ………. Keep painting!
 
Chris Blanch, St Albans Arts Team
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Abacus – Fully funded financial support

Abacus_Hatfield Hub poster_December 2016-page-001.jpgDo you find yourself in considerable distress due to difficulties with your finances or debts?

If yes, come along to the Abacus drop in service where one of our advisors will be able to offer you support:
 
This service runs:
Every Friday 1:30 – 2:30pm at The Hatfield Town Hub, White Lion House, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 0JL.
 
Our Abacus advisor can support you in various ways such as help with benefits, completing forms or organising your paperwork, preparing you for difficult appointments, making and sticking to a budget plan and supporting in dealing with creditors etc.
 
For further information on our Abacus Project please contact our Abacus Project Officer: Samantha Brown: 01727 865 070/ 07874 149468/ samantha.brown@mindinmidherts.org.uk.

 

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Volunteering: How can you make a difference in 2017?

CVS poster-page-001.jpgDo you want to acquire new skills, meet new people, put your talents to good use, whilst making a difference?

St Albans Centre for Voluntary Service (CVS) will be holding a Volunteering Workshop – Thursday 26th January, 2017, 11am – 12pm at 11, Hatfield Road, St Albans, AL1 3RR.
 
Come along to find out about volunteering opportunities in the local area and how you can get involved. This workshop is fully funded so there will be no charge to service users.
 
To book your place speak to reception, phone 01727 865070 or contact nicola.raffo@mindinmidherts.org.uk.
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Challenging Emotions

managing-anger-course_jan-2017_wgc-page-0016-week CBT course in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, supported by an experienced and qualified facilitator.

The topics will include:
  • Understanding anger and how it differs from other mood disturbances
  • Learning how anger is maintained
  • Developing strategies to effectively manage anger
COURSE DATES:
Tues 10th January – Tues 14th February
10am – 11.30am
At United Reformed Church, Church Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6PS
COURSE FEE £20.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE:
Telephone: 01707 326 065
or Email
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Garden Club

Indoor Garden Club (2)-page-001.jpgNO previous garden experience necessary.

Fun & Informative Indoor Group Meeting

Commencing January 11th 2017

Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:30am until the end of March

  • Learn how to sow seeds
  • Bring in your sick house plants for a diagnosis
  • Find out about single and double digging
  • Socialise, swap plants and swap stories
  • Take part in the question and answer sessions

Please contact Ian to register interest on 07708 147449

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