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Surviving Christmas Wallet Card

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PLUS launched our Surviving Christmas helpline card this week. The handy wallet size card offers practical tips on how to cope with the added stresses the festive season brings and provides telephone numbers for when extra help is needed.  We have also gathered a range of Christmas fact sheets including Depression at Christmas, Bereaved at Christmas and Coping with Eating disorders at Christmas, Scottish Families Affected by Drugs Festive  Booklet available to download at our information website Mental Wealth Perthshire.

PLUS manager Susan Scott said;

“If you have a mental health issue Christmas is a difficult time because many organisations and services close down for the holidays. Having access to information on what you can do to help yourself means people aren’t left not knowing where to turn.  We are very thankful to P&K council for their financial support for this very valuable resource

This year we have also produced a Polish version of the card.

Pop into your local library to pick one up or visit www.mentalwealthperthshire.org.uk for an online version and other resources to help get through the festive season. Phone PLUS 01738 626242.

(Pictured from left Grant Muckart volunteer, Susan Scott manager and Claire Thomson project worker)

“Talking About Our Rights” Focus Group

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TALKING ABOUT OUR RIGHTS

Wed 4th November 2015

1.15pm – 4pm

Salutation Hotel, South St, Perth

 

Guided by your lived experience of mental health issues the discussion will contribute to a new declaration on human rights that the Scottish Recovery Network and see me campaign are creating. The event will also give you the chance to hear what your rights are and how other people are ensuring their rights are being upheld and respected. Judith Robertson director of see me will facilitate the afternoon which will start with the chance to chat and meet others over a nice lunch.

 

Lunch 1.15pm – 2pm

Discussion 2pm – 4pm

 

 Travel expenses and other personal costs such as childcare will be reimbursed to you

 

Book a place on 01738 626242/plusperth@msn.com

P&K Film Festival launches with Still Alice

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The first ever Perth and Kinross Mental Health Film Festival launched at AK Bell Library, Perth on 13th October 2015 with Still Alice, a poignant film about a woman in her early 50’s developing Alzheimer’s disease –  extremely hard to watch but well worth it. Julianne Moore was stunning in her portrayal of Alice.

Many Thanks to all those who came along and special thanks to  Kathryn Bisset of Alzheimer Scotland for providing an information stand at the screening.

Pictured Kathryn Bissett, Alzheimer Scotland, Fiona Soutar AK Bell Library and Richard Ryan PLUS Perth

 

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2015

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“Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives” serves as a call to action
to individuals and organisations to prevent suicide. This year, the theme encourages
us all to consider the role that offering support may play in combating suicide.

 

PLUS invites you to come light a candle in Horners Plot, Horners Lane, Perth,
this afternoon between 2 and 4pm.

 

Horners Plot Open Day

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We were delighted to welcome Jim McColl of Beechgrove Gardens to officially open our city centre garden, Horners Plot yesterday.
 
To mark the occasion Jim planted a Tayberry Bush into a large pot whilst saying a few words on what gardening means to him. He said he thought it was something which brings people together and addresses isolation and loneliness, which struck a chord with us.
 
Susan Scott PLUS manager said;
“We waited a while to get someone with similar values as us to open our garden and struck it lucky with Jim. He is a very sociable man, not only a great gardener but someone who cares deeply about our communities and the wellbeing of its citizens.”
 
Horner’s Plot is situated on Horner’s Lane and offers volunteering throughout the week and on Saturdays to people recovering from mental distress and experiencing disadvantage. The garden is on loan from Alistair Grant a local businessman.