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Mental Health Carers Support Group

The Mental Health Carers Support Group is facilitated by Waqas Arshad from Blackburn with Darwen (BwD) Community RESTART.

The aim of the group is to help carers of relatives, partners or friends with a wide range of mental health problems to access help and information and to provide comfort and support on a regular basis.

The Mental Health Carers Support Group offers carers: –

  • A safe place to meet and talk (peer to peer support)
  • Confidential listening and support
  • Help to access existing services, activities and resources
  • Sharing of experiences and concerns about illness and care
  • Involvement in mental health service planning and provision
  • The opportunity to raise issues at appropriate levels
  • Help to raise awareness and reduce stigma around Mental Health and Carers Issues
  • Additional 1-1 support if required
For more information on the group or to discuss anything in more detail please call Waqas on 01254 226360 (Tuesday to Thursday).

Dates and times of meetings:

  • Meeting – 28th May 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway
  • Meeting – 11th June 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway
  • Meeting – 25th June 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Kebabish, Blackburn – Eid Meal
  • Meeting – 9th July 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway
  • Meeting – 23rd July 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway – No Facilitator
  • Meeting – 6th August 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway – No Facilitator
  • Meeting – 20th August 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway – No Facilitator
  • Meeting – 3rd September 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway – Mindsmatter Talk
  • Meeting – 17th September 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway
  • Meeting – 1st October 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway
  • Meeting – 15th October 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway
  • Meeting – 29th October 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway
  • Meeting – 11th November 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway
  • Meeting – 25th November 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway – HARRI the Health Bus
  • Meeting – 10th December 2019 from 1:00 – 3.00pm at Carers Service, Kingsway

***Please be aware that we are hoping to have a guest speaker from the Mental Health Team, the Crisis Team and Early Intervention Services but are awaiting confirmation as to when they are able to attend***

Blackburn with Darwen Community Restart are running a series of Your Road to Recovery Workshops throughout the year.

It is a six-week course supporting you to create a personal plan to achieve the best life possible. The course aims to give you the tools to improve people’s quality of life and achieve your goals and dreams. Your Road to Recovery workshops are delivered by an experienced facilitator in a supportive environment.

There will be an element of group discussion, paired and individual work: To register on the course contact Waj Bashir on 01254 226360 or 07791 045360

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