GMW ConsultationGreater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust are proposing to introduce a "Rapid Access Card" for people being discharged from secondary care mental health services.
The card would allow service users to access Single Point of Access (SPoA) directly without having to be referred by their GP or having to present at A&E
The card will be issued to service users whose mental health has been stable for at least 3 months and would be valid for a further 18months.
After this time service users will need to be referred back into mental health services by their GP.
If you are a mental health service user in Bolton, we would like to hear your views. Please complete the 3 questions in the download below & Email Dave Coleman
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Welfare Rights TalkOn Wednesday 22 MAY at 11.00am, Sue Browne, Bolton's Principal Officer for Welfare Rights will talk on the latest changes to benefits and how they affect you.
All are welcome, BAND, Bolton YMCA, 125 Deansgate, Bolton, BL1 1HA, 01204 380643
Spring Bank HolidaysOn Monday 6th May, Horwich and Mens Group Drop-ins will be closed. Weekenders @Bolton YMCA will be open 10am - 2pm.
The same will happen for the Bank holiday on Monday 27th May, Horwich and Mens Group Drop-ins will be closed. Weekenders @Bolton YMCA will be open 10am - 2pm.
Living Life To The Full
We are happy to announce, that Living Life To Full, a free course that has been designed to help you tackle
the everyday problems that everyone faces from time to time. It teaches key life skills that will help you
feel better, happier and more in control of your life.
The course starts on Weds 24th April 2013. Places are limited, you need to attend all 8 sessions and registration prior to the start of the course is essential. Click here to read the flyer or contact the office on 01204 380643.
New OCD support groupA support group for people with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) has been set up at Mhist. It is facilitated by Martin O'Doherty to help anyone with an OCD to get help and support from the group. It is a friendly group with a recovery focus, members will support each other and discuss issues and solve problems. There will be talks and presentations and the group aims to be light hearted ,informal and informative.
First meeting is on Monday 8th April at Mhist, Hanover house, Hanover St, Bolton, BL1 4TG and the group meets every 2 weeks after that at 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Or phone Mhist 01204 527200 for more info.
Drug and Alcohol Concerns?
Come and meet substance misuse workers from Lifeline for free confidential advice and information on Mondays 9.30-10.30am and Thursdays 2.30-3.30pm at the YMCA, Deansgate, Bolton.
BAND on facebookWe have now launched a new facebook page, we will be providing updates on activities Click Here Please like our page !!
PQASSOBAND is currently working towards achieving a quality standard mark, PQASSO, developed by Charities Evaluation Services for the voluntary and community sector. There are 3 levels of achievement, and we are aiming for level 2, which we feel is appropriate for our organisation.
There are 12 Quality Areas at each level: Planning; Governance; Leadership and Management; User-centred service; Managing People; Learning and development; Managing money; Managing resources; Communication and promotion; Working with others; Monitoring and evaluation; and Results. We are already well on the way to achieving level 1.