Monthly Archives: March 2017

World Bipolar Day 2017

Welcome back to another blog post.  This one is about World Bipolar Day, which takes place on the 30th of March each year.

Around 60 million people suffer from bipolar disorder around the world, so it is very important to help raise awareness of the condition.

Basically World Bipolar Day is a collaboration between the Asian Network of Bipolar Disorder (ANBD), the International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), and the International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD).

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Mental Health Carers Forum – March 2017

Mental Health Open Forum

Welcome to another blog post from a carer in south London. Just a quick update, one of the projects I am interesting in helping to run is to be involved and help chair carer forums. I am hoping to write a blog at a later date regarding the importance of carer forums, but for now, this blog post is an update from the Carers Lewisham Mental Health Carer forum.

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The A to Z of Carers

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Hope you like reading my blog posts and if this is the first time you have managed to visit, welcome.  It has been a while since I did a post about carers and I just recently made a video regarding the world of carers or perhaps what we could call mental health carers, those being carers who look after someone suffering mental distress or worse a severe mental health condition.

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Avoiding being a Token Carer on involvement

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Welcome to another blog post by mental health carer from South London Matthew Mckenzie.  This blog post is about involvement and spotting the signs of tokenism.  Involvement grants Carers, patient and public to volunteer (paid or unpaid) their time to submit their views.  Usually Carers can attend meetings with mental health staff or attend workshops, perhaps event work on a project.  Most often involvement works out fine, but there will come a time when you as a carer will feel unimportant.

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