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November News...

BEAM - New Drop-in services for young people in Shropshire

Beam is a recently launched drop-in facility in Shropshire and Telford. Their aim is to provide young people, up to the age of 25 with advice, signposting and support with any concerns relating to mental and emotional wellbeing. Beam is part of the new Mental Health service in Shropshire and Telford, previously known as CAMHS. Beam is run by The Children’s Society. Their great team of Youth Workers, Therapists and trained Wellbeing Volunteers offer young people with guidance on mental health topics. Their specialist staff members provide caring advice and guidance in particular areas including anxiety, mood management and self-esteem.

There is no need to book an appointment- young people can simply drop in and converse with volunteers and staff on the below dates and venues:

Mondays from 1pm-5:30pm at Hollinswood Neighbourhood Centre, 7 Downemead, Hollinswood, Telford TF3 2EW

Thursdays from 2pm-6pm at Palmers Coffee Shop, Claremont Street, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Update on development of Emotional Health and Wellbeing service for Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin.

As previously shared PODS and PACC have been meeting with the mental health commissioners for Telford and Wrekin and Shropshire to discuss concerns raised with us by families about the development and delivery of the new 0-25 Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service, which has replaced the previous Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for the two areas.

We have recently had a further meeting to discuss how we as families can contribute to the development of this new service and in particular, the parts of the service that offers support or diagnosis to those with learning disabilities and / or neurological conditions such as Autism and ADHD.  As a result of these discussions we are now in the process of organising a series of events for parent carers to come together and to share their ideas about how these parts of the service should work, what support they should offer and what they should be aiming to achieve for children and young people with learning disabilities and /or neurological conditions. 

We will keep you informed as these plans develop and share the dates of these events as soon as they are confirmed.  Please continue to send us any relevant feedback that you might have to inform this work.

Jayne Stevens – Participation Co-ordinator PODS / Sarah Thomas – Participation Co-ordinator PACC

For more information on the whole of the new Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service including Beam, the new drop in service, please click on the following link http://www.sssft.nhs.uk/0to25

PODS Upcoming Fundraising Stalls

We have Fundraising Stalls at the following Christmas Events in Telford:

Friday 24th November at Malinslee Christmas Light Switch On, from 3pm.

Saturday 25th November at Chillcott Gardens Madeley from 3pm.

Friday 1st December at Dawley Christmas Light Switch On from 3pm.

If you would like to help on our Fundraising Stalls please contact Val Taylor on 07707 052852.

Introduction to Autism Courses

Introduction to Autism Courses are being run by Community Services in Telford, for more information and to book your place, please call: 01952 382888.

Telford Town Centre launch The Leapfrog Club

Telford Town Centre is excited to introduce the Leapfrog Club; a new monthly kids club that launched on Saturday 21st October. The Leapfrog Club is suitable for children aged between three and eight years. Please check the website for more information http://www.telfordshopping.co.uk/leapfrog/


New Home for our Dawley Daytime Family Group with Immediate Effect – It will now be on the last Friday of the Month, and will be held at Dawley Town Hall, (opposite Langley School/CAMHS), New Street, Dawley, TF4 3JR from 9.30am-11.30am.

Dawley Evening Family Group: Will be held on November 16th 7-9pm at Elephant and Castle (instead of 9th)

Upcoming Family Groups...

Please come and join us at our upcoming Family Groups…

Monday 6th November: Your Voice + Family Resources from 10am-12pm at Admaston Community Centre, Wellington Road, Wellington, TF5 0BN.

Wednesday 15th November: Your Voice + Invited Speaker from 9.30am-11.30am at Hollinswood Community Centre, 7 Downemead, Telford, TF3 2EW.

Thursday 16th November: Your Voice + Family Resources from 7pm-9pm at The Elephant & Castle Pub, 1 High Street, Dawley, Telford, TF4 2ET.

Friday 24th November: Your Voice + Family Resources from 9.30am-11.30am at our new venue, Dawley Town Hall (opposite Langley School/CAMHS), New Street, Dawley, TF4 3JR.

Thank you for reading our latest bulletin.

Kerrie Seagrave

Project Administrator on behalf of PODS Parent Carer Forum.

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