MASH Programme : Temporary Closure

Closed SignThe MASH Programme is regrettably set to close (for the time being) at the end of March 2017 as a result of its existing funding coming to an end.

But this is not the end for MASH!

Project Co-ordinator, Tippa Naphtali and other MASH supporters will be working hard alongside CATALYST CIC, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Trust and others to secure further funding.

We very much hope to see the MASH Programme back in full flow later in 2017.

Read about our development plans – See details here >

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Be part of a new mental health network – take the survey

CATALYST 4 CHANGE is a new organisation being developed by a group of community development workers, health professionals and campaigners that have worked at community grass roots level across the UK for many years.

CATALYST will be creating and sustaining a supportive network of mental health and wellbeing initiatives in the African and Caribbean community within the West Midlands. These will include community organisations, social enterprises, faith groups or businesses that have a significant African and Caribbean mental health service user base.

Do you want to be part of a truly supportive network of mental health and wellbeing initiatives in the African/Caribbean community?

Would your group or organisation benefit from tailored support and easy access to professional services?

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Birmingham – Mental Health Awareness Week: 8th – 14th May 2017

From Noya : filmBirmingham Mind in conjunction with other parties have a fantastic number of events taking place during Mental Health Awareness Week, and would love for you to join them.

Events include:

“Thrive” Open Mic Night on 9 May
@ OIKOS Café
58 High Street, Erdington
Birmingham B23 6RH

Open Mic music, Poetry and Cabaret night celebrating the power of performing arts 4R mental health.

Hosted by local Birmingham Artist “Call me Unique”
Free Entry with £2 suggested donation payable on the door.

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BSMHFT Family Fun Days – 2017

Community EventBirmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Community Engagement Team engages with a wide audience in order to challenge the stigma that people with mental health related issues often face. 

Part of their work is to host community engagement days at five Trust sites on Saturdays across the summer and you can get involved as a volunteer wherever you are based. More than 1,000 people, including staff, users, carers and partners attend the events each year.

Getting involved will give you a chance to meet new people at the Trust, find out more about our services and you may even be able to contribute to the fun activities by turning your hobby or interest into an activity at the fun events.

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