20 March 2017
BMH plans further Conversation Cafes
Bristol Mental Health has released
further dates for its popular Conversation Cafes. The cafes have
been developed as a space for service users to socialise with one
another in a relaxed, friendly environment.
One attendee shared their positive experience of the cafes on
Changes' website. They said: "Firstly, you could join in with a
conversation without ever feeling you were pushing in on a
"Secondly, if you wanted to sit quietly and not say anything for
a while, you weren't made to feel awkward or left out."
Further Conversation Cafes will be held at Dom's Café, 23-25 St
Augustine's Parade, Bristol, BS1 4UL on the following dates:
2pm-3.30pm, Friday 7 April
2pm-3.30pm, Friday 5 May
2pm-3.30pm, Friday 2 June
The idea for the cafes was developed by Bev Woolmer, Service
User Involvement Co-Ordinator at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health
Partnership NHS Trust, alongside Lynne Newbury, Strategic Lead for
Service Users and Carers, Bristol Mental Health, in response to
service user feedback.
For more information, please contact Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lynne at email@example.com.