Friends, Compassionate Beings and Wellbeing Warriors - lend me your ears!!

There are 2 events coming up very soon - I do NOT want you (or someone you know who would enjoy them) to miss.

Firstly - our Open Mental Health First Aid course (MHFA) in central Reading (Oracle Centre) on October 2nd and 3rd, 9-5pm
Having a MHFA course delivered by an Associate Instructor of MHFA England is quite a rare opportunity. We Associates spend most of our time in Corporate settings that you wouldn't have access to. This 2 Day course is "simply the best". Intense, comprehensive and very worthwhile, it is like nothing else. You could attend for a variety of reasons -

  • because your workplace can't afford to train all of you,
  • because you work with people who have poor wellbeing or mental illness (or at risk of  having),
  • because you want to know a lot more about what mental illness is,
  • because you want to join us in reducing the stigma and discrimination often associated with mental illness

You will leave with skills and knowledge, a comprehensive manual and workbook, and a Mental Health First Aider Certificate.
We only deliver a few of these Open courses every year, and we offer them at very reasonable rates as part of our Social Enterprise mission to spread the many messages of compassion, information and positive interventions.
Only a few places left - book here

Secondly - as Chair of Wellbeing in Wokingham Action Group (WIWAG) I am delighted to let you know about our upcoming Wellbeing Conference

We are holding it at
Cantley House Hotel in Wokingham on October 10th 10am-3pm
Many of you will know this is World Mental Health Day.  The theme of WMHD this year is Young People's mental health, and we have one of our Workshop rooms dedicated to this.
We have 3 excellent local practitioners who are going to be talking about depression, anxiety and self harm, and importantly what parents can do, what to look out for and ways of helping your child/young person to relax and cope better. We are very lucky to have

Paul Cassidy,
Alison Sellers and
Olga Zilberberg speaking.

The Conference will also have two main speakers and a variety of other workshops and activities

Our Speakers are

Dr Lindsay Browning who is a Sleep Expert working locally. Whether babies, children or adults she can provide effective treatment that can improve sleep - and sleep is so key to our Wellbeing

James Hill - is now a Personal Trainer with his own company. But it wasn't always so.  His speech tells the story of his journey from great difficulties to where he is now *My story - Weird and Wonderful Me* - not to be missed.

Other workshops are

  • Heidi Strickland-Clarke - Food for wellbeing
  • Jo Hetherington - Mindfulness
  • Anne-Marie Gawen - The Science of Happiness
  • Andrea Detchon - Laughter Yoga
  • Ann Pyne - Yoga
Additionally - sports activities to try and organisations present who support Wellbeing

Entry is FREE and we have a FREE PRIZE DRAW with some great prizes from local businesses. Light refreshments served.

You can book your place here

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Interested in joining our WIWAG group? - you would be very welcome.

October is promising to be an important month - we hope to see as many of you as possible at our 2 great events.

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Last thing - a video by Nimo that I came across at Museum of Happiness - enjoy!

See you soon.


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