Dudley Mind

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About Dudley Mind

We are Dudley Mind, part of the Mind family. We are a local mental health charity that aims to improve and promote recovery and wellbeing for people in the Dudley borough affected by poor mental health.

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Visit our website at http://www.dudleymind.org.uk/

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Upcoming events

WEDNESDAY, JULY 7
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

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Claire's Snowdon walk for the mind

Claire is raising mental health awareness and funds for Dudley Mind by walking across Snowdon on Sunday 12th September. Want to join Clair's walk and help her to raise funds for us? Contact Claire on 07595604860 for more info (£10 minimum donation to take part in the walk). https://lnkd.in/dunYQkM

Visit Claire's JustGiving page to make a donation and for more information: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/claire-clayton5
When
12 Sep 2021 at 10:30am
until 12 Sep 2021 at 3:00pm
Where
The Mind Hub
Bushey Fields Hospital, Bushey Fields Road
Dudley
DY1 2LZ

Stay Positive Hypnotherapy Class

4 weeks left until our next Stay Positive Hypno Class starting on 7/7/21. We currently have 2 places available, to book a place please contact Simon on 01384 685062 or email simon.bennett@dudleymind.org.uk https://dudleymind.org.uk/services.php#hypno
When
07 Jul 2021 at 3:00pm
until 07 Jul 2021 at 4:00pm
Where
The Mind Hub
Bushey Fields Hospital, Bushey Fields Road
Dudley
DY1 2LZ

Volunteers Week 2021

June 1st - June 7th marks Volunteers Week, a time for organisations across the country to give thanks to all of the amazing volunteers who offer their time and support.

Without the help and support of our volunteers, we would be unable to offer some of the services we provide and we would not be able to support as many people as we do. From all of the staff here at Dudley Mind, we would like to thank each and every person who helps and supports us as a charity on a voluntary basis. We truly would be lost without you and we really do appreciate your dedication and the support you provide to our charity and the people we support.

Thank you to all of the Jolly Joggers, our office volunteers, our horticulture volunteers, the people who help out with our peer support services, the people who have provided telephone support throughout and beyond the pandemic, all of our charity partners, anyone that has provided therapeutic services, and anyone else that has helps us in whatever capacity you do. You are all part of Dudley Mind, and we are proud to have you, keep up the good work!!

If you are reading this as someone who is interested in becoming a volunteer, find out more on how you can support us by becoming a volunteer.

Dudley Mind Walking Group

Our walking group is back up and walking again. You can view a schedule of our upcoming walks here: https://bit.ly/3hYsZUG or download a copy of our leaflet here: https://bit.ly/3p1OOEb Contact Simon to join the group via email at simon.bennett@dudleymind.org.uk

Mental Health Awareness Week - Bringing it all Together

So far, Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 has been an amazing week for mental health, with lots of different people doing lots of different things to raise awareness.


Social media has been full of positivity, with people sharing their ideas on how to connect with nature (this years theme). Mind have been encouraging people to join their campaign for the fight for mental health and Mental Health First Aid England have been encouraging people to make a workplace culture change with their my My Whole Self campaign by asking people to take a My Whole Selfie.


We have provided information on how connecting with nature can help with your mental health and have encouraged people to give at least one activity form an A-Z list of mindfulness activities in nature.


It is great to see so many people come together for such a great cause, the stigma around mental health is lessening daily, and more people than ever are talking openly about their own experiences with their mental health without the fear of being judged.


The more we continue to speak openly and push for a change, the more open and accepting people become.


Thank you to everyone that has taken part in one way or another during this week to help raise awareness, keep uo the good work!

Mental Health Awareness Week - Join the fight for mental health

Join the fight

For this years Mental Health Awareness Week Mind are encouraging people to fight for mental health.

During this pandemic, millions of us have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. And we’ve seen that the support we all need just isn’t out there.

For them, for us and for you – we must take this chance to step up the fight for mental health. That means fighting for change, for fairness, for respect and for life-changing support.

How you can get involved


  • Speak out and share why you're fighting Whether you use social media or simply speak with friends, family or colleagues – mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 by telling those around you why you’ve joined the fight for mental health and help create a movement for change.


  • Donate With your help, we can lead the fight for mental health together, while continuing to give support to those of us with a mental health problem.

Mental Health Awareness Week - Mindfulness in Nature

Day three of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, practice mindfulness in nature. You can find a useful A-Z of mindfulness activities to connect with nature here: https://bit.ly/33CMklW Try to do one activity on the list this week and see how it benefits your mental health

My whole self

For Mental Health Awareness Week, Mental Health First Aid England are encouraging you to connect with nature to help make a workplace culture change with their My Whole Self campaign

During this week MHFA are celebrating My Whole Self in the great outdoors by asking people to take a ‘My Whole Selfie’ to share on social media.

Here's how:

  • Take a selfie out and about in nature, and add ‘This is #MyWholeSelf’ and words to describe your whole self. You can write on a piece of paper and hold it in the selfie, or you can add the words using your phone’s photo app or in your social media app (e.g. Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, or a LinkedIn post)


  • Share your picture on your social media - you can tag @MHFAEngland and Dudley Mind using - Facebook: @MindDudley Twitter: @DudleyMind1 Instagram: @dudley_mind


  • My Whole Self doesn’t end with mental health awareness week, take the opportunity to make a workplace culture change within your organisation using the recourses and toolkit provided by Mental Health First Aid England here: https://bit.ly/3vOWonK

    Why not even take the opportunity to become a Mental Health First Aider? We are able to train people to become Mental Health First Aiders with our Adult Mental Health First Aid course (available to be delivered online): https://dudleymind.org.uk/training.php#mhfa

    Stay Positive Hypno Course

    We have one place left on our next Stay Positive Hypno Course starting 26/5/21 and we are now taking registrations for places on the following group on the 23/6/21. To book a place please contact Simon on 01384 685062 or email simon.bennett@dudleymind.org.uk

    Do you need support with doing things online?

    Do you need support with doing things online? Black Country Click Start will be available at our office in a COVID safe environment during May and June to offer one to one support. If you would like to arrange support please contact Simon on 01384 685062 or email simon.bennett@dudleymind.org.uk