‘Breathing Space Day 2015’
Breathing Space Day encourages everyone in Scotland to take some time out to look after their mental wellbeing. For 2015 the theme is 'Stay Connected' and promotes the benefits of keeping in touch with friends, family and loved ones. See the Breathing Space website for more details.
PLUS is a charitable company led by people who have
Most of all we value people as experts in their own mental health
"To facilitate greater participation for people who have used mental health services in the development and improvement of local services and to lead on new mental health and wellbeing initiatives, campaigns and movements"
• To develop an efficient and effective organisation
• To develop a sustainable member-led training team
For information on how to become a PLUS member please click here
PLUS is a local mental health charity covering Perth & Kinross. It is in its tenth year of existence and is staffed by one Development Manager, an operational support worker and two part-time Involvement workers. The project is based at 77 Canal Street, Perth and the office is open between the hours of 9.30 am and 3:30 pm Tuesday to Friday for mental health enquiries. Within the last year PLUS membership has increased to over 200 with a total of 18 active volunteers. We are continually seeking volunteers.
PLUS became a charity and constituted organisation in its own right in 2009 and our constitution can be downloaded here, our latest annual report is here. The 2010 Annual Report can be downloaded here
PLUS Perth and The Scottish Recovery Network worked in partnership to produce a DVD resource about recovery.
The main aims of this film are to give hope to people and to help dispel the negative image of mental health problems. It is also used as an awareness raising tool amongst service users, carers and professionals alike.
The DVD includes interviews with people recounting their personal stories of recovery. It illustrates a key message that every person is an individual with a right to recover at their own pace and in their own way. The DVD also includes interviews with people who have been involved in the participants' recovery. This helps to highlight how other people and their attitudes can impact on recovery.
Please also visit The Scottish Recovery Network's vimeo page to view other videos on mental health and recovery
Scottish Charity SC040271 | Company Number SC354220
PLUS members' feedback
PLUS have produced a report on the main mental health service issues faced by our members, a copy can be downloaded here.
For those raising awareness of various issues in 2015, see our Wellbeing Campaigns calendar which highlights important events throughout the year.
Meanings of Madness Conference
PLUS recently attended the 'Meanings of Madness' conference in Cork, Ireland. Click here to read the full report, and to download resources from the conference.
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