If you are caring for someone with a “hidden disability”, such as a learning disability, autism or a mental health condition, you may now be entitled to a Blue Badge. A Blue Badge allows you to park in some places other people can’t and sometimes get free or discounted parking.
Would you like to draw on your experience as a carer to make positive change?
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (BNSSG CCG) has begun a review of mental health services across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
South Gloucestershire Wellbeing College offers free courses, workshops and wellbeing activities across numerous locations in South Glos. You can enrol now on a number of courses and workshops.
Bristol Wellbeing College offers free mental health courses, workshops and wellbeing activities across a number of locations in Bristol. You can enrol now on a number of courses and workshops running between March and May.
We have been working hard over the last few months to develop our new carer wellbeing services and are now able to start offering counselling to all carers over 18 in Bristol and South Glos.
Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees has shown his support for Young Carers.
The next Mental Health Conversations event will focus on developing a mental health strategy for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
Are you caring for someone with a mental illness?
Rethink Mental Illness are running a six week course for family, friends and carers.
Young Carers Voice (YCV) members presented their mental health poster designs to Bristol City Mayor Marvin Rees.
South Gloucestershire Council want to hear carers’ views on their draft Adult Mental Health Strategy 2017 – 2022. Click here for more information. The deadline for responding is 6 October.
However if you miss the deadline or have further comments, there is an event for organisations and the public to have their say on Monday 23 October 10am-12pm at Yate Leisure Centre. Attending this would be a great opportunity to make sure that carers’ voices are heard. Book and view more about the event here: If you plan to attend and would like some support preparing for the event, contact us here.
The Wellbeing College is a programme of wellbeing activities held across the breadth of South Gloucestershire. Any adult can take part in sessions and they are all free. Sessions include mindfulness, emotional resilience, art sessions, physical activity sessions and peer groups.
They also run sessions, specifically for carers, on promoting positive mental health. To find out more, contact the college: firstname.lastname@example.org 01454 821 856