Book Now for Peerfest2018

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Now open! Book your place at Peerfest18

Peerfest is coming to Essex, Saturday 20 October

Peerfest is our national annual event celebrating the importance, power and diversity of peer support. It's a welcoming, inclusive and inspirational event bringing peers together to network, share knowledge and best practice through workshops, creative activities, debate and The Marsh Awards.

Places are always popular so please click on the links below to book now for Peerfest 2018. You can join us just for the daytime event, or just the evening event...or both!

Would you like to run a stall, host the evening event or volunteer at Peerfest? Check out the Mind website and apply before 5th October to get involved.

Book now for Peerfest18 daytime

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We're here for you

If you have a general query about the organisation, our contact details are:

15-19 Broadway, Stratford, London E15 4BQ
T: 020 8215 2243

Spot the Signs Newsletter May 2017

Welcome to the first Spot the Signs and Save a Life suicide prevention campaign newsletter.

There's information about the NEW Suicide Prevention Training dates for 2017 and about professional training for GPs and other organisations.

We have a new website and our Twitter account keeps growing with more than 100 new followers in April alone. Follow @SpotSignSuicide to join the conversation.

There's a summary of the fabulous work Spot the Signs did for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 and finally, there is a Latest Headlines of the latest suicide prevention stories, programmes and campaigns.

We will continue to build a stronger campaign throughout 2017 with new resources, training GPs, public and private sector employees, raising awareness and removing the stigma of suicide. Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Click here to view the full newsletter.

Managing Anger - A Mind in Mid Herts Course

A 6-week CBT course in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, supported by an experienced and qualified facilitator.

The topics will include:

  • Understanding anger and how it differs from other mood disturbances
  • Learning how to accept, tolerate and change difficult emotions
  • Developing strategies to effectively manage anger.


Tues 30 June - Tues 4 August

10am - 11.30am

Free Church, Church Road, Welwyn Garden City



Course Outline


Telephone: 01707 326065

or email:

MIND in Mid Herts – new Trustees wanted

MIND in Mid Herts is looking to appoint new trustees to lead them through their exciting challenges ahead.

They are particularly seeking expertise in fundraising, safeguarding, human resources and legal services to build upon the skills and experience they have in the current Board and senior management team.

All of the trustee posts are volunteer positions, but training and development will be available.

Applicants will need to demonstrate they have enthusiasm, drive and vision and they are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience of mental health and those with mental health needs.

If you are interested, contact or call 01727 865070 for more information.

MIND in Mid Herts is an innovative and experienced provider of mental health services in Mid Hertfordshire and has wellbeing centres in St. Albans, Stevenage, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. They provide a range of services to our communities and have recently been successful in expanding their work through successful bids with Comic Relief and with the local business community. You can find out more at

An introduction to working Systemically with Couples and Families


Mind In Mid Herts

Mind In Mid Herts

The course will be an opportunity to learn about skills and techniques used in family / couple therapy but also relevant to working with individuals.

Develop skills in engaging people in conversations and dialogue that are enabling. In particular we will look at solution focussed brief therapy and appreciative models of therapy. We will use the experience of the group participants, to create a context, for mutual learning and collaboratively develop skills and techniques for on-going practice.

The course is designed for: parents, carers, students, teachers, managers, professionals and all those who would like to find out more about systemic thinking and practice, whether for career purposes or out of general interest.

What will you gain from the course?
• a new/different way of thinking - moving from a focus on individuals to an ability to think about families and networks of relationships
• translating new ways of thinking into action/practice
• Understanding the importance of patterns from previous generations and the influence on family dynamics
• an opportunity to think and talk about: social difference - gender, race, religion, class, culture, age, abilities and sexual orientation within a diverse and multicultural society

The Course Leader:

Sharn Tomlinson is a UKCP registered Systemic Family Therapist and trainer.  She works at Mind in Mid Herts managing the psychological therapy service which is funded by The Wellbeing, part of the joint commissioning team. Sharn has experience working in the NHS both with children and adults, as part of the mental health team, as a Family Therapist.  Sharn has an MA in teaching, training and supervision and has taught Systemic Psychotherapy at Post graduate level on a master’s programme at the University of Bedfordshire and Relate.

Time:      6 to 9pm Wednesdays starting on 1 October 2014 – through to 10 December 2014
Venue:   The Wellbeing Centre, Stevenage
Fee:        £240.00 for people outside Mind in Mid Herts - Free to volunteers and staff at MiMH

Tel: 01438 369216
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