Do you support someone with mental health issues?

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Come along to one of our free monthly meetings. Scroll further down to find out when and where that is.

About Us

Our support group has now been running successfully since 1996.
 
It's a place where people can give and receive both emotional and practical support, and to exchange information.
"Promoting the knowledge of mental health issues and delivering empowered relatives and carers, in a confidential and supportive environment."
You can read more about our group and see FAQs here.

Next Meetings - 2020

 

Monday 6th July

7.30 - 9.00pm
Online Zoom meeting
Topic: Psychiatric Medication
Guest Speaker: Andy Down

Andrew Down is a popular guest speaker at our group. He is the Deputy Chief Pharmacist and Lead Clinical Pharmacist for Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust.

He is a mental health specialist and runs a clinic addressing complex medicines problems for people with mental health disorders. Andrew also runs the Psych 1 and Psych 2 training courses for the College of Mental Health Pharmacy.

If you have any particular questions about medication that you'd like to ask, please can you contact us by clicking here, and we can then forward them to Andy in advance. These questions will be asked to him anonymously during the Zoom meeting.

There might be time for additional questions during the meeting, but usually we run out of time as so many people have questions. So it's important to get your questions to us first. Participants' microphones will be muted throughout the meeting so that we can all hear Andy clearly. If there is time for you to ask a question, please do so via the 'chat' box on Zoom and you will be unmuted. (Don't worry - clear guidelines will be sent out closer to the time!) Thank you.

  DATE - to be announced  

7.30 - 9.00pm
Osborne Court, Malvern Link (map & directions)
Topic: The Worcester Withdrawal Group
"This group is to help people with the challenging and common issues of dependency and withdrawal from prescribed medications."
Guest Speaker: Stuart Bryan
Please email us if you'd like to ask a particular question so that Stuart can prepare any answers beforehand. This will be anonymous. 

  DATE - to be announced  

7.30 - 9.00pm
Osborne Court, Malvern Link (map & directions)
Topic: AGM + Open Meeting
(all are welcome)

What happens at an 'Open Meeting'?

Everyone is welcome at these (including visitors and non-members). It's is a great opportunity to:

  • ask other members questions

  • bring any issues that you'd like to discuss with the rest of the members

  • share information that you think might be of interest to the rest of us

  • confidentially share experiences

  • ...or just join us and listen!

Schedule for rest of 2020

(All meetings start at 7.30pm)

Get the latest info

Monday 1st JuneTBD
(+ Committee Meeting at 6pm)
Monday 6th JulyTBD
Monday 10th AugustTBD
(3rd August is a Bank Holiday)
Monday 7th SeptemberTBD
Monday 5th OctoberTBD
Monday 2nd NovemberTBD
(+ Committee Meeting at 6pm)
Monday 7th December - Christmas Social
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We meet in Osborne Court in Malvern Link. Click here for a map, directions and public transport information.

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JIGSAW - Worcestershire Mental Health Relative & Carer's Support Group

Registered Charity Number 1173868


0750 3601737            jigsaw.worcs@gmail.com