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We are pleased to share information about The MACCAS project, which has evolved through the sudden loss of Thomas McCauley.
The Maccas Project was born in memory of Thomas McCauley in the hope to support the emotional well being & mental health of young men in North Staffs area. The Facebook paaage set up in his memory goes on to explain:
Layers shift and press,geologic stress bears down, makes brilliant result
a hyku by www.grumpygranny.wordpress.com
As the above Hyku suggests, the beauty of a diamond comes from an incredible response to adversity. Indeed, there is no difference between a lump of coal and a diamond. A diamond is simply coal that has been put under extreme pressure.
So, what can managers, employees and individuals learn from this process?
Firstly, we can recognise the pressures on us and know that they offer the potential for transformation to occur. In times of pressure, diamonds, amazing work or successful teams can be created. We can also look to the scientific process for further insight into resilient teams.
Brightstone Clinic has recently launched a series of short video clips titled 'Brightstone Talks'. The aim of these videos is to provide easily accessible information to clients and referrers about counselling, how the Clinic works and how to access the service.
In the first of the series, Ann Webster, Outreach and Development Manager for Brightstone introduces the Clinic and explains a little more about why the Clinic was set up and the philosophy behind it. If you would like to watch the video, you can click here to be taken directly to the Brightstone website.
Watch out for the next video, in which Jessica Woolliscroft, Director and Supervisor at Brightstone answers your frequently asked questions about the process of counselling and the free consultation, which Brightstone offers to every client.
Brightstone Clinic will soon be launching it’s own bi-monthly newsletter. The Clinic uses The Hope Street Centre as it’s base each weekend to offer lower cost therapy, and staff are delighted to be in a position to be able to share news, information and topical articles. As a Community Interest Company, Brightstone has at it’s core the aim to improve and increase wellbeing within the local area, and the newsletter help us share details of the great work taking place to achieve this.
As a subscriber to our regular Hope Street newsletter, you will continue to receive newsletters in the usual way. You will automatically begin to receive the Brightstone newsletter – however we are very keen to ensure that everyone on our mailing list is happy to hear from us. If for any reason you want to be taken off the mailing list for one or both newsletters, please email us using the contact form on the link below.
Arch is a registered charity offering support and advice to a range of people across Staffordshire and Cheshire. We work with people who are in housing need, families in need of support, victims and perpetrators of domestic violence and people seeking to return to education, training and employment.
The aim is to offer a safe and secure environment for women and children escaping Domestic Abuse, to enable them to reflect and make their own decisions, which may include resettlement into independent living in the community. There are 10 units of accommodation in Crewe.
We are a grateful to a friend of Brightstone for writing about her experiences of grief in the article below. She describes a painful process of dealing with the loss of a close relative, which eventually resulted in acceptance. The message is one of hope, that it is possible to come through the difficult emotions that make up grief and move to a place of acceptance.
Behind the scenes at Brightstone, we have been working on a new look and brand which we feel communicates our vision and who we are.
Why not take a look at our new look website and let us know what you think?
We have leaflets and posters printed in the new brand and so please let us know if you would like is to send you some for your offices, reception areas or community centres then please contact Ann Webster on 01270 764003.
If you are a General Practitioner, Consultant, or other health professional we are happy to discuss how Brightstone Clinic may be able to help you. Please ring us in complete confidence on 0792 7053 650 or send us an email via our contact page.
Jessica Woolliscroft, Director and Supervisor at Brightstone Clinic joins Chrisoula Sirigou for her weekly European Lunch programme on Thursday 30th May, 11-1pm.
Jessica was keen to take part in the interview to raise awareness of Brightstone Clinic, the philosophy behind what we do and our hopes for the future.
If you missed the live programme, you can listen again by visiting the RedShift Radio website. Please click on the link below to 'Listen Again' to the interview.
You can now follow Brightstone Clinic on our new Facebook page. We're regularly posting information about events that we are hosting or attending, details of trainee counsellor recruitment and a variety of topical articles on subjects related to emotional wellbeing. We're also hoping to stimulate debate on a number of topics, and so please Like our page and come and join the discussion.
The SMILE Group was set up by two Cheshire parents, Natalie Nuttall and Ruth Eglin, who had personal experience of post natal depression (PND) and identified a vital gap in community support services.
On Mother’s Day 2011 The SMILE Group launched in Macclesfield, offering weekly group sessions at Hurdsfield Children’s Centre on Fridays from 10-noon. Natalie and Ruth wanted parents to be reassured that they could come to a friendly, welcoming place each week, bring their babies and toddlers and chat to others in a similar situation.
Although the NHS reports that approximately 1 in 10 people are affected by PND, the reality is perhaps more like 1 in 5 as many go under the radar. This is due to the fact that many don’t feel confident seeking medical support or they simply don’t recognise the symptoms they are experiencing, so go undiagnosed.