Posts Tagged 'mental health'

Just Us – Conversation Cafe

You are invited to attend a Just Us Conversation Café Event

When?
Friday 28th April (10am – 1.30pm)
Friday 12th May (10am – 1.30pm)
Monday 29th May (12.30pm – 4pm)

Where?
Walpole Hall
27 Chester Street
Edinburgh
EH3 7EN

Who are we?
Just Us is a group led by women who have experience of mental health issues and of being in the criminal justice system. This group is supported by Willow, which provides a range of services to women who have had involvement with the criminal justice system.

Just Us was awarded funding from See Me Scotland to raise awareness surrounding the stigma experienced by women who have mental health issues and criminal justice involvement.

What we are inviting you to?
The group has created a film which highlights the collective experiences of women who have mental health difficulties and criminal justice involvement.

The film will be showcased on the above dates, and will be introduced by Just Us who will present an overview about the work they have undertaken to date. You will be invited to participate in group discussion centering around the issues arising, and there will also be a research based presentation, which looks statistically and empirically at the known issues faced by women in the criminal justice system.

Please choose which event you would like to attend and reply to Anne.P.Hall@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

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Just Us

The Willow Project, a multi-disciplinary service for women involved in the criminal justice system, have a group that meets on a Friday called Just Us.

Just Us are a group supported by Willow and led by women who have experience of mental health issues and of being in the criminal justice system. Just Us were awarded funding from See Me and have been working hard over the last year to raise awareness around the impact of poor mental health for women in the criminal justice system.

Please see INVITES final just us conversations for Conversation Café events and the dates and times these will be running. Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the event when refreshments will be available.

Please circulate this invitation to other colleagues as you feel appropriate.

Please reply to Anne.P.Hall@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk  to confirm your place. Please note we cannot guarantee a space on your preferred date as spaces are limited, we would therefore encourage an early response.

Walk a Mile Edinburgh – 3 September 2015, register now

Walk a Mile
Thursday 3rd September
18:00 hours at Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

How many times have you thought….’I wish you could walk a mile in my shoes’
Well now here’s your chance to be part of Scotland’s biggest ever anti-stigma conversation. Join us and ‘Walk a Mile in someone else’s shoes’ to challenge mental health stigma. Our aim is to bring together hundreds of professionals, carers and people with lived experience for a friendly conversation as they stroll down the Royal Mile in pairs.

People will get the chance to see each other as they really are and not as the labels they may have.Inspired by Chris Young’s walk around the edge of the UK, Walk a Mile is a series of events organised to highlight the experiences of people with mental health problems.

Chris Young is an ex-social worker who has a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).  On 6th April 2011, he began a tour of the UK with the aim to walk the entire way around our lovely island on foot, relying solely on the kindness of other people for food, water, shelter and compassion.  His walk has been hugely successful in achieving his goal of encouraging open, honest conversation and reducing the stigma of mental health conditions ‘one conversation at a time’. Chris has walked thousands of miles with the belief that we can end stigma together.

Places are limited so register now.

We’re meeting at 18:00 on JohnstoneTerrace at the top of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.


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