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#SeftonInMind: Sefton Veterans group hold Holistic Support Drop-In

 Veterans in Sefton invites former military personnel, reservists and their families to attend its ‘Holistic Support’ Drop In held each Thursday from 10am to 4pm.

Held at the StrandByMe Community Shop in Bootle, the drop in provides counselling, meditation and a NAAFI Break all rolled into one location.

NHS South Sefton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) originally funded Veterans in Sefton with its Voluntary Community and Faith Fund through Sefton CVS and more recently the project has received funding from The Royal British Legion. It has now been established with the assistance of Sefton CVS as an individual charity.

Significant impact has been achieved by adopting a “helicopter view” of the overall needs of an individual and utilising the existing Veterans in Sefton team, with extensive military experience, who understand the specific mental health needs of veterans and have the knowledge in how to handle the stigma attached to mental health.Providing early intervention assessment, counselling and alternative therapies ensures that veterans are guided into the right treatment by the right service whilst the Veterans in Sefton team continue to provide interim professional counselling therapy and respective emotional scaffolding.

This facility promotes early recovery and reduces mental health detrition and the potential need for critical support/hospitalisation.

Every visitor is encouraged to join in a NAAFI style chat over a brew and some “stickies”.

A former soldier says: “3 weeks ago I was an emotional wreck, having the support of ex-military who understood my issues and provided immediate help has turned my life around.”

Veterans in Sefton can be found on Facebook or for more information call Steve Calderbank MBACP on 0151 933 0800.

Comedy and Physical Theatre comes to Atkinson with ‘We Are Brontë’

Yorkshire’s most famous siblings get a surreal reimagining in ‘We Are Bronte’ by Publick Transport Theatre.

Two performers get under the skin of the Bronte sisters, and scrape away at the ideas of repression and madness that fill their novels.

Morecambe and Wise meets David Lynch in this madcap reimagining of the Brontë myth, presented in Publick Transport’s playful and irreverent style. 

Taking the real and fictitious worlds of Yorkshire’s literary siblings as their inspiration, two performers combine rigorous physical theatre with anarchic comedy to deconstruct not only gothic themes of love, madness and revenge, but also themselves.

Emma Lloyd, The Atkinson said:

“ This production is a funny silly-sweet pastiche that entertains from start to finish. It’s not an adaptation of any one novel but a take on the Brontes. It is a contemporary piece that can be enjoyed by everyone who likes comedy theatre.”

Created and performed by Angus Barr and Sarah Corbett; directed by Ed Rapley; dramaturgy by Susie Donkin; additional performance and movement direction by Brenda Waite.

Company members have trained with Philippe Gaulier and LISPA /Jacques Lecoq and between them have worked with Ridiculusmus, Clod Ensemble, Gonzo Moose, Desperate Men, Spitz & Co, DotComedy, Spymonkey, John Nicholson (Peepolykus) and Punchdrunk amongst others.

We Are Brontë comes to The Atkinson on Thursday 5 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £11 / £9 concessions.

For more information about The Atkinson’s programme join the e-mailing list by visiting theatkinson.co.uk

#SeftonInMind: Take the best steps towards better support

A social group for people who have experienced disabilities or mental health issues meets every Tuesday at the Shakespeare Centre in Southport.

The group, led by charity Stepping Stones, offers Sefton residents the opportunity to meet new friends and take part in social activities.

The group meets every Tuesday 1-4pm and Thursday 2-4pm to watch films, take part in arts and crafts sessions and compete in darts, snooker and bowling.

There are also meetings held monthly where participants are invited to discuss ideas for future outings and projects.

Stepping Stones is part of Sefton advocacy, an independent charity offering adults in Sefton a free advocacy service to support them with their concerns.

To find out more about Stepping Stones call Mike on 07599 093460.

Stepping Stones is supporting the ‘30 Days of Sefton In Mind’ Campaign – to spread the word about local services and activities available to people in Sefton to improve their mental health.

#SeftonInMind: Sefton Women and Children’s Aid

Sefton Women and Children’s Aid (SWACA) is dedicated to helping women, young people and children survive the impact of Domestic Violence and Abuse by giving free practical and emotional support.

Services are offered regardless of Age, Disability, Sexuality, Race or Religion.

Domestic abuse can have a profound effect on the well-being of women and children affected, in terms of both mental and physical health aspects, if resulting emotional and practical needs are not addressed.
Sefton Women and Children’s Aid Case Workers provide comprehensive and person-centred emotional and practical support to women and children affected by domestic abuse.

Effective case work support is often complex and time intensive, but can make a significant positive difference to the well-being of service users and their children.

Those seeking support can contact SWACA via phone on 0151 922 8606, text on 07779745594 or email via help@swaca.com .

To find out more about SWACA and the services offered visit http://www.swaca.com/
Sefton Women and Children’s Aid is supporting the ‘30 Days of Sefton In Mind’ Campaign – to spread the word about local services and activities available to people in Sefton to improve their mental health.

Councillor Pat Ball announces resignation from Dukes Ward seat

Councillor Pat Ball has resigned from her post as a ward member in Dukes, Southport.

At a full council meeting in Bootle Town Hall last night (Thursday, September 21) the council was informed of Cllr Ball’s resignation, before party leaders offered their heartfelt tributes to her.

Cllr Dave Robinson, Mayor of Sefton, said:

“On behalf of the Council I would like to extend our appreciation for all of Pat’s hard work as Ward Councillor and Member of Sefton Council.

“We wish her well for the future.”

Leader of Sefton Conservatives Cllr Denise Dutton led the tributes, highlighting her continued hard work and commitment for her residents.

She was joined in the tributes by the Leader of Sefton Council & the Labour Group, Cllr Ian Maher, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, Cllr Sue McGuire, Leader of the Independent Group, Cllr Maria Bennett and Cllr Ball’s Dukes Ward colleagues.

Plans for a Dukes ward by-election are now being looked at with further details released in due course.

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