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Central Herts Bipolar Group(Stevenage)
Wed 27 January 2010 - self-help group.Wed 24 February 2010 - self-help group.Wed. 24 March 2010 - Visit fromTracy Webber, Herts County CouncilJoint Commissioning Team. Traceyhas taken over from Catherine Swaile,and will be giving an update on thevarious mental health services fundedby HCC, including our Group. Thiswill be an opportunity for Groupmembers to state their needs for mentalhealth services including Recovery In-Sight and to justify it’s continuedfunding support.Meetings held every 4
Wednesday of the month in Stevenage 1.30pm-3.30pm
West Herts Bipolar Group (Watford)
Sat. 9 January 2010 - Facilitateddiscussion 10.30am-12.30pm - JasmineHeaps (trained counsellor in relation-ships and experience of bipolar in thefamily). will facilitate a discussion onrelationships and bipolar disorder,based on topics suggested on the day.Sat. 13 Feb 2010 - Self-help group.Sat. 13 March 2010 - Self-help group.Meetings held every second Saturday of the month in Watford 10.30am-12.30pm
Future support groupdates and eventNews UpdateCorrrection1ICAS - IndependentComplaints AdvocacyServiceCalm and CEA(B Houlston)23Exercise ReferralScheme(L Stoneman)4Recovery In-SightTraining5Poetry Page -“Noise”6Generalized AnxietyDisorder(B Maru)7-8Useful phonenumbers, websitesand group contactdetails9
Inside this issue:
December 2009Issue No. 3
It’s been a busy year for allconcerned with the RecoveryIn-Sight Centre and the self-helpgroups. The Watford and Stevenageself-help groups continue to offermonthly meetings, and this yearthere have been visits to the groupsfrom Herts County Council (funders)Catherine Swaile; Stephanie Sadler,psychiatrist from Hemel Hemp-stead; Jane Hale, a person centredcounsellor and a food and moodworkshop. Both groups also enjoyeda summer walk, talk and picnic.There are now over 150 membersbetween the two groups and thisnumber is increasing. The 5th In-Sight training course starts inJanuary 2010 (see page 5),completing its 4th course in Octoberlast.The Recovery In-Sight Centre, staf and volunteers are now settling intothe new offices in Hatfield, where avariety of good work is going on,including opportunities to getinvolved in voluntary work in areassuch as administration andmarketing.
Season’s greetings to all -
We hope that the Centrecontinues to enable people intheir mental health recovery in2010
Editor’s Correction from last issue
It should be noted that at the end of Alastair Campbell’scelebrity profile published in Issue No. 2, Augustnewsletter, reference was made to Time to Change as aGovernment backed campaign. Time to Change is infact run by the charities, Mind and Rethink, andfunded by the Big Lottery Fund and Comic Relief.Apologies for this inaccuracy.
Dates for future self-help groupmeetings and other events