The September Ballyhoo Xtra is now available

After a bit of a delay, the first Ballyhoo Xtra is now available to download from our website.


This quarterly publication is where our members take charge. There is a guest editor who will write the main article and choose from other service user submissions on a particular subject. Anne Lee has bravely taken on the first edition and interviews two of her peers about the subject of benefits.

Our December issue will look at 'Service User led training' and we are open for submissions on this subject until 14th November. Please send your articles (up to 150 words), poems or pictures to . If they cannot be included in the next edition then we will endeavour to put them on the website.


All Viewpoint members who are on our mailing list will receive a copy of the Xtra in the post over the next few days.


We are also looking for more members to be on the Ballyhoo steering group. You will discuss and shape each edition of the Xtra and the staff at Viewpoint will format the newsletter for your approval. You will also help with the monthly Ballyhoo Bulletin which contains information from Viewpoint and other organisations rather than service user content and is aimed at keeping people up to date which what is going on. We welcome your comments and input on the website so please get involved! We aim to get back on track with releasing a new edition at the beginning of each month so please bear with us!

To download the latest edition and see our newsletter archive, visit the Newsletter page now.