Mental health support network for PWWP

Mental health illness support network for People working with people

Gardens to host experts.


INTERNATIONAL mental health experts and community organisations will meet in Carmarthen Wales to share services and practices.

Mental health conference Recovery Into Practice will be held at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales Llanarthne, on Thursday June the 20 and Friday, June 21.

Minister of Health Professor Mark Drakeford will open the conference and give a keynote speech on new Wales Mental Health Measure.

Hundreds of members of the community organisations, mental health experts and family members are expected to attend.

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Myths and Facts on Mental health.


MYTH; Mental health problems are very rare

FACT; Mental health problems will affect one in four people during a Life time.

 

MYTH; People aren’t discriminated against because of mental health problems.

FACT’; Nine out of ten people experience stigma and Discrimination.

 

MYTH; People with mental illness can not work.

FACT; We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health.

 

MYTH; People with A mental illness never recover.

FACT; People with A mental ilnness can and do recover.

 

MYTH; It’s best to leave people alone if they develop a mental illness.

FACT; Most people with A mental illness want to keep in touch with family and friends.

 

MYTH; I don’t know anyone with A mental illness/

FACT; Someone you know or love has experienced a mental illness.

 

MYTH; There is nothing I can do to help someone with a mental health problem.

FACT; There is A lot you can do to help.

There are many Myths about mental illness go to Time to Change Wales for more info by clicking on the link below,

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&ved=0CEIQjBAwBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.timetochangewales.org.uk%2Fmyths-and-facts&ei=ABy-UfnCAsPD7Aai64DoBg&usg=AFQjCNFH7urE9CQA13BKEGPZmM6F4wd44A&bvm=bv.47883778,d.d2k

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Quote of the day..


When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry you must always try give back a thousand reasons to smile…….

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She was a fighter.


This girl was a fighter and never let any one down and she did not get the help she deserved for the reason the proffesionals did not understand her problems and did not see the clear signs LIKE WE COULD… God bless her and RIP You will be missed.xxxxhttp://www.thisissouthwales.co.uk/Mental-health-campaigner-Jordana-Thomas-dead/story-18896978-detail/story.html#axzz2SNRwoios

 

On linkedin there is now a discussion how do you know if a patients telling the truth or a lie…. My answer to that was “why waste ur time looking for lies when u can see the cries” God bless her she was a fighter but a verry verry tierd one to.

 

 

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Pwwp journey


https://vimeo.com/63120543

Our journey why we wanted to take on the challange of beating stigma and discrimination.  To watch the video the password is timetochange

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Free Easter hunt and children’s activities……


Free Easter hunt and children's activities......

https://www.facebook.com/events/443442082388968/?ref=22

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Abolish use of formal psychiatric diagnosed system like ICD, DCM by signing the petition!!


Please click on the link to sign Thank you…….

 

http://www.change.org/petitions/royal-college-of-psychiatrists-abolish-use-of-formal-psychiatric-diagnostic-systems-like-icd-dsm?fb_action_ids=383862755037266&fb_action_types=change-org%3Arecruit&fb_ref=__gjINIQnlKV&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%7B%22383862755037266%22%3A10150817762374789%7D&action_type_map=%7B%22383862755037266%22%3A%22change-org%3Arecruit%22%7D&action_ref_map

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Help call for sex traffic victims

Man giving a woman money

Campaigners want more help for women forced into the sex trade

Up to 150 women may be forced to be working as sex slaves in Wales at any one time, according to Amnesty International.

The charity said the women may have suffered suffered kidnap, rape, and violence as well as exploitation.

It is calling on the Welsh Assembly Government to provide secure accommodation and support for women forced into the sex industry.

First Minister Rhodri Morgan is to meet a delegation at the Senedd later.

He will accept a petition signed by Amnesty supporters and members of Welsh Women’s Institutes.

The campaign focuses on the obligations of the assembly government to women found to be forced into the sex industry.

The human rights charity said a new Council of Europe convention on trafficking to be adopted in the UK means that victims in Wales will be given more support.

 

 I was appalled to hear about the brutal lives that these trafficked victims have to endure – It’s shocking to think it could be happening in my street, and in our communities 
Joyce Watson, AM

The delegation is to learn what steps the assembly government has taken.

Cathy Owens, programme director for Wales of Amnesty International, said human trafficking was becoming the second largest criminal industry after the drug trade.

She said: “Victims of trafficking for the sex trade have been found in all parts of Wales – not just the big cities.

“Many of the young women involved believe they are coming here to work in the tourist or agricultural industries, and then find themselves at the mercy of evil gangmasters who take their passports, lock them in brothels and force them to have sex with 10 men a day.

‘Traumatic experience’

“The assembly government has obligations, both moral and legal, to support these women.

“There is already some good news to report, but this petition will demonstrate how strongly we and our supporters feel about the brutality of human trafficking.”

The event is hosted by Joyce Watson, chair of the all-party group on the trafficking of women and children.

She said: “I was appalled to hear about the brutal lives that these trafficked victims have to endure. It’s shocking to think it could be happening in my street, and in our communities.”

 

Sign petition to stop human trafficking!!

BY PEOPLE WORKING WITH PEOPLE MENTAL HEALTH ILLNESS SUPPORT NETWORK ON FEBRUARY 9, 2013

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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There is 27 million people under the age of3  being abused against their will or if not against their will by having no choice….. This is Mental health problems in its self…   

 

https://www.assemblywales.org/epetition-list-of-signatories.htm?pet_id=846#.URBNWEZxflc.facebook 

Marylyn Haines Evans, chair of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes – Wales, said: “We are outraged that women could be kept as sex slaves in Wales in our cities, our towns and our villages.

“This petition shows how strongly our members feel, and I hope that assembly government ministers redouble their efforts to ensure that these women can be helped to access healthcare and counselling, and we can provide them with some hope in order to help them rebuild their lives after such a traumatic experience.”

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PWWP Drop in sessions around Swansea !


PWWP Drop in sessions around Swansea !

A support network to pin point people suffering with a mental health illness to pin point them in the right direction for the right support.

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People working with people book launch!


 

People working with people (pwwp)’s creative writing book launch. This is where we will be launching our mental health awareness book of creative writing and creative drawings, entitled ‘living proof’. Please come along and show your support and get your free copy! There will be refreshments served and speakers delivering some of their own creative poetry which is very powerful and very educating to those well people that do not understand what it is like to live with a mental illness.   On the 26 April 2013   6 pm till 8 pm
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Self help group!!!


hi my name is david parry i running a self help group in south wales call www.lightermind.co.uk  i am trying to end the stigma around all kinds of mental health illness  by doing a sponsor walk from liverpool to pyle . i have got ptsd myself so i know what it is like to live with a mental health illness .i will be doing the charity walk by myself , .  sean smith @seansmithassoc have  sponsor me and offering £1000 pounds and  jobbud and cvbud have offering me whatever clothes and walking boots and shoes that i need for my sponsor walk   , these are the place that i will be past through start from the hard days night hotel liverpool next chester next cefn-mawr next welshpool next newtown next llandrindod next llangammarch wells next pen-y-cae next britton ferry then end in pyle south wales . my charity sponsor number is mind.org.co.uk 219830   /  David Parry – Press Release. > > > Light at the End of the Tunnel > > David Parry as a child suffered terrible mental and physical abuse from his father, furthermore witnessing his mother receive similar horrific abuse. Having never found the courage to talk to anyone during these dark times nor seek help, David suffered in silence. In 2010 his daily life was crushing him and he was crying out for help although feeling his pleas were mute. Fortunately his beloved wife came to his rescue and drove him to A&E where he finally found help and was referred to the correct organisations and mental health team who have been a rock in his recovery, supporting him on the long and winding journey to turning his life around, helping him become a more positive person and finally see light at the end of the Tunnel. > > Not only is David Parry a different person today with the nurture and care provided to him, his latest venture is to make another arduous journey; walking from liverpool to pyle in south wales to raise money for mind.org.uk > > Already he has received a pledge of£1000.00 and supply of footwear and clothing from Sean Smith, leading entrepreneur and ex-life partner of Gareth Thomas Welsh Rugby Captain and Big Brother contestant, whose latest venture JobBud is the biggest Job Site in Wales. When asked about the sponsorship Sean Smith commented “David is an inspirational person, who, like myself, has had major challenges to overcome and is a shining light to those who are in dire need of help. Raising awareness for PTSD and Mental Health and helping people is a worthy cause and I hope everyone helps David achieve his goal” Mr Smith suffered horrific abuse 5 years ago in South Africa after being wrongly imprisoned, managing to flee the country with the alleged help of the UK government. > > If you would like to pledge money to David’s cause, you can do so by visiting his site > > http://www.lightermind.co.uk You will also be able to follow his progress there. The walk is to start on the > > 25/03/2013 mind.org.uk charity number is 219830
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No panic attack today!


 

 

 

 

I haven’t had a panic attack today

However, it’s early and they never go away.

When they come, they make you feel like you’re about to expire

Nothing really to worry about,

It’s just your heartbeat gets a little higher!

They can come whenever they want

Most embarrassing when I’m in front

Of the supermarket queue

And I just want to run away

But I’m too scared to move,

feet stuck like glue

The adrenaline kicks in and it’s fight or flight

Aching arms, fast breathes

Dizziness

Then all the other symptoms start

like constantly checking your heart!

The thumping chest

Isn’t the best

As it frightens the life out you

adds to the panic, it’s true!

Why they happen you may enquire?

They say its Anxiety, Depression and Stress,

No more, no more less

I never knew I had it until it happened

And now my life has been truly saddened

However, with calming thoughts like

“Don’t worry you’re not going to die”

Or “your heart hasn’t stopped, it’s just a lie”

And then plenty of deep breaths

It all helps you find sense

Of the problems inside

One day I’ll be free from this madness

And there’ll be no more Anxiety,

Depression and Stress

As I stand tall and proud

And join in with the crowd!

 

By David j Williams.

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A poem by a follower who cares????


Who Cares?

I sit here. Staring blankly at nothing.

So many thoughts running through my mind.

It hurts, it burns.

Hatred flares through me like raging fire.

It doesn’t stop, it never will stop.

I hate all this, I hate myself.

I feel sick. I feel tired.

I reach my palms out and beg for help.

I wished there was someone who could understand.

I was wrong, so so wrong.

I went to someone whom I trusted.

I tried to tell him my pain, I prayed that he would understand.

But he just threw more daggers against my heart.

Not only didn’t he understand but he saw me mad.

He kept telling me how ungrateful I was.

That there were many people whom were more unprivileged than I was.

What do you know? Have you been through the pain I have?

You say you know that everyone has a story.

But you chose to deepen my wound with your words.

Maybe you didn’t mean it, or maybe you did.

Depression isn’t something that I would choose to keep.

It isn’t fun to feel frustrated and hopeless everyday.

Depression is like acid.

Slowly eating you up inside every single day.

I feel so bad. I don’t know how to stop the pain.

I pull out my blade and give myself a swift cut across the shoulder.

Blood oozes out. I smile at it without flinching a bit.

I feel numb. I feel good.

Cutting is my only escape.

Countless scars everywhere. Who cares?

I give up on hope.

I give up trying to get help.

I surrender myself to depression.

For only depression would accept me for who I am.

Not like everyone else.

 

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A poem by a follower! No hope!!!!!


No Hope

Palms on my face

I feel like waste

I can’t taste

Can I be erased?

My world is crashing

Darkness won’t stop slashing

The pain is smashing

Nothing ever stops lashing

Tired of crying

Frustrated of sighing

Given up trying

Why can’t I be dying?

Stumbling down the slope

Without holding any rope

I can’t see hope

How am I suppose to cope?

 

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I found this on the suicide project web site!


Who cares?

January 21st, 2013 by Amaya324

I sit here. Staring blankly at nothing.

So many thoughts running through my mind.

It hurts, it burns.

Hatred flares through me like raging fire.

It doesn’t stop, it never will stop.

I hate all this, I hate myself.

 

I feel sick. I feel tired.

I reach my palms out and beg for help.

I wished there was someone who could understand.

I was wrong, so so wrong.

I went to someone whom I trusted.

I tried to tell him my pain, I prayed that he would understand.

But he just threw more daggers against my heart.

Not only didn’t he understand but he saw me mad.

He kept telling me how ungrateful I was.

That there were many people whom were more unprivileged than I was.

What do you know? Have you been through the pain I have?

You say you know that everyone has a story.

But you chose to deepen my wound with your words.

Maybe you didn’t mean it, or maybe you did.

 

Depression isn’t something that I would choose to keep.

It isn’t fun to feel frustrated and hopeless everyday.

Depression is like acid.

Slowly eating you up inside every single day.

I feel so bad. I don’t know how to stop the pain.

I pull out my blade and give myself a swift cut across the shoulder.

Blood oozes out. I smile at it without flinching a bit.

I feel numb. I feel good.

Cutting is my only escape.

Countless scars everywhere. Who cares?

 

I give up on hope.

I give up trying to get help.

I surrender myself to depression.

For only depression would accept me for who I am.

Not like everyone else.

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we can not deny!!


There is love that came for us,

He broke my shame

And yes he loves us,

Thinks for us and we can  not deny.

So let your name be lifted higher,

We are stronger sin is broken.

Yes we are stronger.

Sin is broken,

Yes we are loved.

 

 

 

 

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Trust in who you are!!


Kneeling on this battle ground.

Trust in who you are.

Its always about him,

We are nothing without him,

We limit his power

If we trust in self not him.

He wants the glory and rightly so.

 

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What I have learnt!!!!


“I have learned that life may not always be easy, but it’s always worth living.”

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A powerfull influence to me!


My Father is a man like no other,

He gave me life, 

Hurtured me, shouted at me,

Kissed me, but most of all loved me.

 

There are not enought words

I can say to describe how important he is to me,

And what a powerfull influence he continues to be.

I love you Dad.

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Happy Christmas to you all!


Merry Christmas to you all and I hopeit is a good one!!

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Colours will turn bright!


Something was done

I don;t think it was right

To staeal my mind

Like theif in the night.

The  terror that visted,
The phantom of pain.

By day dissappering

To return by night again.

Cold hands that touch,

And strangle my heart,

That causes my soul

To be torn appart.

The sensation of feare,

The anger of hurt

unlike being muddy,

Can’ wash of the dirt.

All you can do,

Is try understand

And reach out to grasp

An outstrectched hand.

Colours will turn bright,

You just got to

Claw your way back.

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A link to the photo of PWWP Family fund day!


A link to the photo of PWWP Family fund day!

Photo of the successful turn up, just under 200 people turned up to the free family fun day of PWWP launch at Swansea Grand theater on the 15 December.

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Battling mental health!


Friends help others after battling own mental ill health

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

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WATCHING Michelle Healy enjoy putting up Christmas decorations with her spirited little lad Jaidon, it is hard to believe that when he was born she suffered such severe post natal depression she had to be sectioned and hospitalised for two weeks.

The little family is on an even keel now but after becoming a victim of crime, coping with a bad relationship and struggling to get the kind of support from the authorities she felt she needed, the new mum fell into a spiral of mental decline, ending up on anti-psychotic drugs.

With her little boy now 3, Michelle, from West Cross, is back on form and she is mentoring others with mental health issues.

And she and a friend are determined to have a long-term impact, by setting up a new support group, People Helping People.

She says getting out there and lending a hand to others has given her new-found focus.

“So many things were happening in my life at the time I became ill.

“I was the victim of fraud and someone hacked my phone.

“I was having problems with a relationship and there was the baby to look after.

“I gave up my job as a hairdresser to have the baby and I really missed work.”

It all got too much and Michelle was hit by post natal depression and psychosis.

“I was in Cefn Coed for 13 days — I slept for five days — I think that was the main problem for me. I really needed to sleep.”

Now in good shape, Michelle says that when the mental health problems hit her she was surprised at the level of ignorance that prevailed about such conditions.

In fact research by mental health group Time To Change Wales reveals that one in seven people believe those with a mental illness can never fully recover.

Michelle is keen to challenge misconceptions like that one, so she volunteers with a project called Transcend as a mentor for others in distress.

“Twice a week I meet up with someone who needs help — it could be someone who doesn’t want to leave the house but who needs to go out to the dentist.

“I will go with them, or we will just go out for a coffee or for something to eat. We are friends.

“It helps them that I have been there and I know what it is like.”

She has set up a new scheme too, People Helping People, with a fellow volunteer Jordana Thomas.

Jordana, 26, has also suffered depression and she says she hopes the scheme will help lessen some of the stigma of mental health problems.

“I suffered with depression for at least six years and I was hospitalised last year.

“I am surprised it is still such a taboo subject and in the long-term I hope People Helping People can help to reduce that so it is treated like any physical illness.”

While Jordana says she has been lucky in the amount of support she has enjoyed from friends and family she has found the idea of returning to the working world tough.

“You do find out who your friends are, and I have lost some but gained others who have been through similar things.

“While I can’t say I lost my job because of the depression I have been at that point where the thought of going back after a long time away has been too much, so it has affected my working life.

“But like Michelle I am mentoring others with Transcend and I that makes me think about how I have dealt with things in the past and how I could have done things differently, so it has been good for me.”

People Working With People launches on Saturday with a family fun day at Swansea’s Grand Theatre, an advisory service, and later the publication of a book of people’s stories.

Time to Change Wales is backing Michelle and Jordana’s project and their programme manager Cath Lindley says: “It is great to see People Working With People challenging the stigma around mental illness in such a fun way.

“One in four of us will experience mental health problems so stigma is something that affects families, workplaces and communities across Wales.

“This is the first of a number of community projects that will be funded by Time to Change Wales over the coming months and we’re really excited that it is happening in Swansea.”

Michelle is hoping that People Helping People will be able to lead people back to more stable lives, as she is making inroads into a settled life with her lad.

“My mum looked after Jaidon when I was ill and he is back with me now, so he has been a bit unsettled.

“We are trying to get back to normal now.

“It isn’t easy but we will get that bond back.

“And keeping busy helps me a lot.

“I go on the running machine and I do the mentoring.

“It helps me feel like I am something again.

“When I was ill I just felt ignored. I felt like nothing.”

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