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KS2 Bath

Keep Supporting through Knowledge and Skills

A support group for carers of people with mental health difficulties

Welcome to KS2 Bath

Do you have a relative or friend with mental health difficulties? Do you support them?
If so, you are a carer, and this group is for you!

We are a peer support group for carers of people with mental health difficulties.

Meet other people who face similar challenges as you, who can understand and support you.

Who are we?

What can we offer?

Working together

We are a group of carers who support people with mental health difficulties, and are very aware of the problems that carers face. We know that not only does the person with the mental health difficulties face stigma and isolation, but so does the person caring for them. The carer is often left unsupported to deal with some difficult situations. As a peer support carers’ group, we can offer you support and understanding from people with experience of the difficulties you are facing.

We can give you support and understanding from people who understand your situation as well as:

  • information on the changes currently taking place within the mental health services
  • access to training
  • a chance to get involved and improve the services within mental health for service users and carers.

We believe in the principle of working together and have established strong links with other groups including the AWP. We are building relationships with the statutory mental health services and other services connected with mental health. We sit on many committees within the statutory mental health services representing carers, and ensuring that carers’ voices are recognised and heard.

Come and meet us!

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Bath Carers’ Centre, The Woodlands, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 9ES

We meet in the evening between 7.00 and 9.00 P.M. to help fit in with your working day. Come along for a chat, have a tea or a coffee, and meet real people who know what you are going through. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

We also have a “drop-in cafe” on 4th Monday of the month at the Green Park Brasserie, 6 Green Park Rd, Bath BA1 1JB
Come and say hi. We’ll even buy you a drink!

LATEST NEWS!

Monthly Meeting 10th September 2019

Paul Cooper came along from MIND as well as Lee Rawlings from the AWP. Lee showed the communication video that Eddie has been involved in. This is the video that is shown at all inductions for staff. Paul talked about all the courses that MIND run. These courses are available for all carers and service users too. MIND also has funding to set up a safe space for service users. This will be a night time safe space for people in crisis. We have commissioned and worked with St Mungo’s to set up training for carers. The AWP, St Mungos and the Carers’ Centre will be funding three lots of training this year. Details of the training and how to book will advertised on our web site in due course. All in all, this was a good meeting with the usual catch-up and coffee!

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Music in Mind Event

On the 13th October, there was a Music in Mind event in Bath. Music in Mind is a special evening, raising awareness and funds for mental health charities for World Mental Health Day. A single called “More than That” was released this year to raise mental health awareness and reduce stigma. The More Than That single is on sale from Bandcamp and iTunes and costs 79p to download. You can also watch the video on YouTube here. We are very privileged to be one of the recipients this year of funds raised by the single and event, and we would like to thank everyone who took part in the event. We were very kindly presented with £250, all of which will go towards helping carers.

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KS2 Bath Meeting – 14th November 2017

Lee Rawlings came to talk about the relaunch of the AWP Carers’ Charter and also the Carers’ Charter Explained document that KS2 Bath wrote 🙂 Also, on the 18th of November, Mary appeared on Radio Bristol and did a really good interview to promote both of these documents, as we are hoping to get as many carers as possible to know about the charter. You can listen to the radio interview here and links to the Carers’ Charter and the Carers’ Charter Explained are here and here. Please spread the word, as empowering carers is paramount to improving the way the AWP works with carers.

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We are a voluntary non-profit organisation. If you would like to make a small donation to support the work that we do with carers, we accept money via Paypal

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