Positive Thinking, a unique drop-in group led by service users for service users, was officially launched in late 2008. The group was set up and is facilitated by close friends Tam Tiffany and Dawn Bland who both have mental health problems themselves and are keen to use their experiences to help others.
The official launch event gave the pair an opportunity to publicise the new service and those who attended were treated to some live entertainment and refreshments. They were also able to take advantage of some useful information on mental health and other services around the district.
Tam said, ‘The launch was a real success and we hope that it stirred up some interest in the group. The drop in sessions are casual and unstructured and involve various activities such as arts and crafts. They are designed to provide people with a support network and somewhere to go to meet and talk to fellow service users. There is absolutely no pressure and anyone who attends can participate as much or as little as they like. Anyone who has experience of mental health problems is more than welcome to attend.’
To find out more about the group and other local support available, freephone the Patient Advice and Liaison team on 0800 5872108 or email them firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you think you might benefit from the Positive Thinking drop-in sessions, why not go along to St Andrews Church Hall on Peterson Road in Wakefield at the following times.