Archive for November, 2014

New Mindfulness Courses Programmed

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

We have just programmed in our initial 8 week Mindfulness courses for next year, more courses will be programmed if and when funding is confirmed. Please see our Mindfulness Courses pages for up-to-date information.

The newly programmed courses will include the newly funded courses for carers of people with dementia – for these courses, if there is sufficient demand, the Angel Centre will run an activity program for people living with dementia to run concurrently with the course. Please note these will NOT be running on the dates/times advertised by the Carers’ Centre newsletter.

Please note that all courses are subject to waiting lists, and unfortunately the general course places are all already filled from our waiting list; please e-mail us a referral form to be added to the waiting list if spaces become available, or you wish to attend a later course.

Course Day Time Start Date End Date Venue Contact Notes
General Mindfulness Wed 1pm-3pm 14 Jan 04 Mar Angel Centre Course Full
via referrals
General Mindfulness Wed 6pm-8pm 14 Jan 04 Mar Angel Centre Course Full
IAPT referrals
Mindfulness for Carers of
People living with Dementia
Mon 3pm-5pm 2 Feb 23 Mar Angel Centre Referrals to us
*Simultaneous Activity program for People with Dementia*
Mindfulness for Carers Thu 10.30am-12.30 3rd Feb 26th Mar Angel Centre Referrals via us
or the carers centre
General Mindfulness Wed 1pm-3pm 11 Mar 29 Apr Angel Centre Course Currently Full
IAPT referrals
General Mindfulness Wed 6pm-8pm 11 Mar 29 Apr Angel Centre Course Currently Full
via referrals
Mindfulness for Carers of
People living with Dementia
tbc tbc tbc Apr tbc May Angel Centre Referrals via us
*activity program tbc*
Mindfulness for Carers of
People living with Dementia
tbc tbc tbc Jun tbc Jul Angel Centre Referrals via us
*activity program tbc*

Advocacy Awareness Campaign – An Update

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Our Advocacy Awareness campaign has been a runaway success – with referrals into the service trebling since its commencement in late June.

We have also met our target of improving the number of referrals from other agencies, and improving the number of agencies who refer to us.

We have put posters up in most GP surgeries and pharmacies that would let us – but for the moment postponed further actions to support the clients we are currently getting.

Referrals 201314Referrals in Q3 2014

The success is to such an extent that we are now looking for sessional advocates and additional funding to provide support to our existing advocates to meet the increased demand – if you are able to advocate, or know of any potential sources of funding, please let us know via james@mindinsalford.org.uk.

Help Mind in Salford This Christmas

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Did you know you can raise money for Mind in Salford by buying presents for your friends and family?

Easyfundraising gathers small donations from the places you shop at online, for example Amazon, E-bay, Argos, and John Lewis , to name but a few. – simply sign up with your name & e-mail and start shopping!

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Please sign up and invite your friends too – the more you invite, the more money we get!

Donating to Mind in Salford

We are looking for donations this year to help Mind in Salford support vulnerable people in the area through its advocacy and mindfulness schemes.

Our advocacy service has seen referrals treble recently, and our mindfulness program currently cannot afford to meet demand for help – and your contribution could make the difference.

Hit the donate button in the top right to see how you can donate.

How your donations can help

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£2500

completely funds an 8 week mindfulness course for 16 people in Salford suffering from mental ill health.[/column]

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£15

pays for the mindfulness course materials for one person (handouts, CDs & more).[/column]

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£150

funds a day’s advocacy, including travel and office costs – supporting disadvantaged people to be heard and treated fairly. [/column]
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