PLUS Members meet up

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On the 28th February Some PLUS members met to discuss various issues and opportunities available at the minute.  Included in the discussions were; The ongoing Inquiry into Tayside MH services, PLUS work representing the voice of experience and ensuring the equality of the ‘knowing’ voice, Andy Mans Club as an extremely valuable help to men and also various activities and volunteering jobs for PLUS members.

The importance of having purpose and feeling you mattered was also discussed –   how to combat the dangers of being on your own and the downside of inward thinking. WRAP was talked about as a way of changing ones thinking to a belief of having some control in how our mental health is, and the chance of becoming a WRAP trainer.

The session ended at 1pm and the group enjoyed the experience of meeting, being together and sharing their thoughts and ideas.

eCPR Training

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PLUS Perth is offering an innovative training in Perth on June 26 & 27 for people to develop their skills to help another in a crisis. EmotionalCPR  an accredited training will be led by Dr Dan Fisher, a psychiatrist who himself has recovered from a diagnosis of schizophrenia.

PLUS have worked over the last 5 years to bring emotionalCPR to Scotland. Perth is the first place in the UK to train people in it with participants travelling from all over Scotland to access it. Wales and England are now holding workshops this year.

Susan Scott PLUS Manager said;

We all experience emotional distress at some time in our lifetime, it’s what makes us human. This training teaches participants how to respond to someone in distress with real compassion and understanding, to be with and not try to fix.  I was a psychiatric nurse for many years and this approach is leaps and bounds in front of what I was taught.  I believe using the principles of emotionalcpr can make a huge difference to helping someone in a crisis.

The workshop will take place on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 June in Perth.

For more information on eCPR visit www.emotional-cpr.org

Phone 01738 626242/email plusperth@msn.com to enquire or book a place.