What We Provide
Information Service and Infoline
Halton MIND Info – Service exists to serve the information needs of anyone affected by mental distress. Halton MIND’s information service provides a range of information on local services, medication, treatments, complimentary therapies, your rights and much more and if we have not got the information, we will do our best to find it for you.
MIND Halton provides day services for people who have had or are experiencing a mental health problem and are living in the Halton area.
We aim to provide a safe, friendly environment where an individual can be open about their moods and feelings and that within a relaxed and supported environment people have every opportunity to can involve themselves in a range of activities and develop at their own pace.
Many of the activities and sessions at MIND Halton take place within the Day Centres’. However, MIND Halton use a number of local community resources e.g. The Acorn Life Long Learning Centre, Halton College, Kingsway Leisure Centre, Halton Voluntary Action and Haddocks Wood Allotments.
We are always looking to meet the needs of our service users consequently groups and activities may change and new sessions developed, to incorporate new ideas and needs.
We make no charge for our day services, the only exception is for trips out, such as to the theatre or a concert, although we will always endeavour to obtain a discount.
We offer a range of wellbeing courses that aim to help you think feel good about yourself.
These short courses offer an opportunity to explore the reasons why you are thinking, feeling or behaviour stops you from being the person you want to be.
With the support and encouragement of skilled trainers you will have the chance to identify more effective ways of thinking and being.
Managing Your Anxiety
Anxiety is a word we are all very familiar with and one we might use to describe feeling uptight, irritable, and nervous or wound up.
When we are anxious we will probably experience some very uncomfortable physical sensations as well. These thought and feelings can become very distressing and prevent us from being the person we want to be.
If things are overwhelming it might be the right time to identify techniques to change these ways of thinking and behaving.
Stress affects people in different ways and what may be stressful for one person may not be for another.
Stress isn’t always bad though, in small doses it can help keep you on your toes and motivates you to do your best.
But if you are constantly running around on high alert, feeling frazzled and unable to cope it might be the right time to take action and protect yourself and improve how you think and feel.
Managing Your Emotions
Emotions are an expression of how we think and feel which might be because we feel Happy, Sad or Angry. When we recognise and understand our emotions we probably think of them and express them in a healthy way. However, there might be times when your emotions become overwhelming and you don’t know how to change things or you begin to express your emotions in a way that hurts people important to you or you hurt yourself, in which case it might be time to take action.
Building Your Resilience
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to face challenges and setbacks and come undone while others seem to remain unflappable and keep their cool?
The unflappable person isn’t superhuman they aren’t immune to life’s difficulties, the resilient person understands that setbacks happen and that sometimes life is hard and painful it’s just that their mental outlook allows them to work through such these challenges.
If the world around you seems overwhelming and you just don’t know how best to handle challenges then our Resilience Course will provide you with the skills to better cope.