Arthritis Support

Do you have Arthritis? Come & have a chat with a trained Arthritis Care Volunteer at the MAZCC, 10.30am – 12.30pm on the following dates:

Wednesday 10 May

Wednesday 17 May

Wednesday 24 May

Further dates tbc

  • Free information for people living with Arthritis
  • Gain tips on coping day to day
  • Find out about services & support

For further information please contact: / 07968 624 386

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In Celebration of Learning Disability Week

In Celebration of Learning Disability Week 20-24 June

Join us on….Wednesday 22nd June, 7.30 – 9pm @ the MAZCC for a talk with Conner Jones, Senior Support Worker at Lynda Cohen House, our residential home for the learning disabled. Conner will discuss breaking down stereotypes surrounding learning disabilities.  Conner will provide a thought provoking and informative session demonstrating what it means to have a learning disability. FOC, but booking essential. See link below.

Party with us on… Friday 24th June, 12noon – 3pm @ the MAZCC at our ‘Celebration of Success’ 
David Poyser, a resident at Lynda Cohen House will compare the event. Three stalls run by service users will demonstrate their successes, and showcase a bit about themselves and their lives. The stands will be Communication, Inclusion and Personalisation.
In addition, Service Users will give short talks to provide an insight into what they do on a daily basis.
Lunch included – £10 donation

Please join us. We would love to see you.
Contact Gabi Amar – 218 5846

Mental Health Awareness Week 16-22 May 2016

Following the success of our Mental Health Awareness Week events last year LJWB have planned another week of fantastic speaker events by experts in varying areas of the mental health field. Each speaker event is being held at the MAZCC and you can find all the details and registering information below. Registration is compulsory through Eventbrite to attend any of the events  – see individual links below. Places are limited so please ensure you don’t miss out by registering now! Each event is free but registration is essential.

Date: 16/05/16         Time: 11.30am – 1pm     

Talk: Hearing Voices…Hearing Peter

This is a unique opportunity to hear Peter Bullimore, leading expert in hearing voices. Peter is an international lecturer, research fellow and published author. He is a trustee of the Hearing Voices Network which supports people who hear voices. Their goal is to educate people about mental health and to encourage community and social support rather than following the medical model.

Peter spent ten years as a psychiatric patient enduring many bouts of severe paranoia for the voices he could hear. Through learning holistic approaches and with support of the HVN he was able to reclaim his life from the system.

This is a free event and can be booked through Eventbrite on the link below.


Date: 17/05/16        Time: 7.30pm – 9pm      


Children’s Service Practitioners and trained social workers Ruth Haslett and Christina Brogden will be speaking on the topic of perinatal mental health.

They will give a brief overview of the current research/statistics regarding perinatal mental health, and talk about their current antenatal project ‘Pregnancy in Mind’. The programme is designed to support parents who are at risk of or experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression in pregnancy. The new service is an evidenced-based, preventative service designed to minimise the impact of mental health problems for expectant parents and their babies. The programme is based on recent research and aims to enhance the emotional wellbeing of at-risk mothers and fathers, and build their capacity to provide sensitive, responsive care to their babies both before and after birth.

This is a free event and can be booked through Eventbrite on the link below.


Date: 18/05/16      Time: 7.30pm – 9pm     

Talk: Mind over Matter – An Introduction to How Mindfulness Can Help You

Annika is a mindfulness expert who trained at Bangor University Centre for Mindfulness Research. She has also trained with Breathworks and Integrated Mindfulness.

Annika will give more detailed information about what exactly mindfulness is and how it can help you. In recent years secular mindfulness has grown in popularity. It has proven benefits shown in psychological studies. People who practice mindfulness regularly:

are happier and more contented the average  with increased positive mood and wellbeing

are less anxious and irritable

have less negative thinking and low mood

This is a free event and can be booked through Eventbrite on the link below.


Date: 19/05/16        Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm – UNFORTUNATELY THIS TALK HAS BEEN CANCELLED 

Talk: Young People Suffer from Mental Health Too

Emma Holmes, Director of The Market Place, an innovative charity helping young people aged 13 – 25 years old, will be talking more about the charity and the support it offers. The Market Place helps young people to develop their own emotional resilience in order to feel safe and secure in their lives, be treated with respect and feel good about themselves.

This is a free event and can be booked through Eventbrite on the link below.


Date: 20/05/16         Time: 10.30am – 12pm       

Talk: Aid The Mind Not Just The Body

Paul Townend of LJWB and qualified Mental Health First Aider will be giving an introduction of Mental Health First Aid. This condensed course will teach you everything you need to know to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and how to provide help on a first aid basis.

This is a free event and can be booked through Eventbrite on the link below.