49 people attended today including various staff members from the secondary mental health services, also one person from Rethink, 3 from Open Door and 3 from Healthwatch.
5 new people attended Mix #17 and were given a warm welcome.
There was a lovely atmosphere today, with more people attending, making new friends, lots of chatting going on. It may be daunting coming on your own for the first time but with the friendly welcoming given, many have enjoyed it and are returning the following week.
A group of 10 people took part in the informal Art session running from 2-3pm, doing various things they enjoy.
Sarah’s lovely homemade cakes were again enjoyed by many.
Denise from Healthwatch kindly gave the group a selection of games for people to use..
A service user who attends The Mix was very complimentary of the drop-in and had this to say:
"A friendly place which enables me to offload and talk about what is bothering me at the time, I am able to share problems which feels a relief. When I walk in the front door it feels easy, relaxed and not a them and us situation"