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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, 8th October 2019

Busy meeting many thanks to all who attended. Jo Scammel from Virgin Care came to talk about their services in Mental Health. We asked her about Carer Assessments, which are an assessment of the needs of someone supporting a loved one or friend with mental health needs. Also where do people go for support if not within statutory services? As a carer/supporter you are entitled to an assessment to ensure you have support for you and know where you can get support. Within statutory mental health services, Virgin Care are responsible for these assessments, but it is unclear where they are done if not in these services. Jo is getting back to me with this information. Also we discussed how all groups working within mental health improve their collaborative working. Jo said there is an alliance forming within BANES, to improve collaborative working and to implement our Carers Charter being

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Now available – training for Carers!

We commissioned St Mungos to develop a training course for carers, and it has now gone live! The training is FREE for carers, so make sure you book your place! The next course is: When: Thursdays – 14th, 21st, 28th Nov and 5th DecemberTimes: 6.00 PM – 9.00 PM Get there for 5.40 PM – for a cup of tea and a sandwich!Where: Woodlands, Lower Bristol Road, Bath BA2 9ESTo book on line: Wellbeing College or Google Wellbeing College BANES & go to Free Training for VolunteersFor more information:St Mungos: Ralph Lillywhite ralph.lillywhite@mungos.org or Tel: 0782 511 5775KS2 Bath: Bev Nottingham hello@ks2bath.org Tel: 07528 668 040AWP Lee Rawlings l.rawlings@nhs.net Tel: 07917210187

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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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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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