The Latest News from the Good Mental Health Coop 

Latest news from the Good Mental Health Cooperative.
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It’s been a while since sending out our last e-newsletter in February this year. We plan to pick up on our usual monthly pattern again for the rest of the year.

During the recent general election, the Good Mental Health Cooperative looked at what the different political parties were promising in relation to mental health, especially after this was highlighted as a key election issue by Theresa May early in the campaign.

Mind, the national mental health charity, highlighted some questions to ask local candidates and published a mental health manifesto. In Portsmouth we asked all local parliamentary candidates five questions suggested by Mind, and you can click here to see their answers.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the nation’s state of mental health services and support, here are a couple of recent publications worth a read.

Surviving or Thriving? The State of the UK’s Mental Health from the Mental Health Foundation.

Is there ‘parity of esteem’ between mental and physical health? from the Kings Fund.

The election may be over now, but our aim is to keep mental health firmly on the political agenda for the coming months and years!

In the meantime, do scroll down for more information about events coming up and resources you can access.

Look forward to hearing from you

All best wishes


on behalf of the Good Mental Health Coop team

P.S. Please support us either through the Portsmouth Lottery or through Easyfundraising if you can.

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Quote of the Month

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."
Madame Marie Curie
An interview with Claire Holloway, who regularly creates artistic images inspired by Mental Wealth Trialogue discussions. is featured in this latest edition of the Creative Mental Health Guide. Read this online or download the magazine at a small cost which helps to support this enterprise.

Click here to view the latest edition of the Creative Mental Health Guide

I Saw My Voice
with Maggie Sawkins

Join us for an informal spoken word celebration by participants of the ‘I Saw My Voice’ writing for well being workshops. The reading, inspired by the works of Edward King, will take place alongside his paintings in the museum. All welcome.

Thursday 15 June, 2-3pm
Portsmouth City Museum
Museum Road, PO1 2LJ

Circle Dance for Wellbeing
with Janet Ayers
Open to all who enjoy moving and singing! Gentle exercise of both seated & standing dances to folk songs from all over the world. Suitable for all abilities, no need for a partner either. Especially good for people who need to exercise more, or people with Parkinsons, Dementia, Stroke or Heart Disease. £4 each week or £15 for the 5 sessions. ONLY 5 sessions, so come along and join in!
Starts Friday 9 June, 11-12noon, Havelock Community Centre, Southsea, PO4 0LQ

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Good Mental Health Resources

Click here to view our web pages with easy access to on-line resources. Meet – Build social skills, strengthen close relationships, expand your social network, help others…. Relax– Deal with stress, anxiety and tension, discover how to be ‘in flow’, be in the present moment, notice what calms you … Learn – Step out of your comfort zone, explore new skills and interests, challenge yourself, try something new … Create – Use your imagination, have fun, be playful, experiment with your creativity …. Share Tweet Forward
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