eParticipation - some definitions

"The use of ICT (information & communication technologies) for enabling and strengthening citizen participation in democratic decision-making processes."
(United Nations Development Programme, 2006).

"eParticipation lives in the Internet. The Internet technologies that help us to organise and share information are changing the way we live and work: we live in an Information Society."
(Ella Taylor-Smith, 2010).

eParticipation - some tools

  • Online social networking such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Blogs.
  • Wikis.
  • Internet petitions & questionnaires.

Click here to watch a YouTube video on the social media revolution.

Linking in

We're starting out here in Powys by providing some links to other interesting and useful social media and video sites. Try some of these and let us know what you think. If you have other suggestions please let us know by emailing us.

Facebook sites

Mind Facebook

Dare2Care Wales Facebook

The Root & Branch Project Facebook
Peer support for people diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and long term depression.

Mad in America Facebook

The Abandoned Soldier (TAS) Powys Facebook
The initial pilot network for the Serving and Ex-Military Community at a localised level.

YouTube and video sites

Ted talks

Forums and chatrooms

Mental Health forum

Mental Health support

Rethink Talk

Kooth - for young people up to 25

Turn to Me forum

Blogs

Powys Mental Health blog

Mind Freedom blog

Rethink blog

Top dementia blogs

Twitter

PAVO Mental Health Twitter

Other useful web links

The Kindness Offensive!
Our aims are to have fun, be kind and inspire as many people as possible to do the same. Performing both small and large-scale Random Acts of Kindness is what we do.  Twitter, Facebook, You Tube, flickr...

MindFreedom
MindFreedom calls on you share your stories about your experience having a mental health label, how you overcame being just another diagnosis, and any words of wisdom can you share to let others know that there is life after being labeled.

 

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latest news

Mental Health Services in Powys survey

5 February 2018

What do you think of mental health services in Powys? Complete a short survey to feed in your views to the reps sitting on the Powys Mental Health Planning & Development Partnership.

events

Depression Busting Course (2 days)

Monday 26 February 2018

Newtown

Stand Up! For Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Monday 26 February 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers - Welshpool

Dementia Friendly Fun Activity Sessions

Monday 26 February 2018

Brecon Leisure Centre

Adult Autism (ASD) Training

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Time Management Course

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

Executive Committee

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

2018 National Peer-supported Open Dialogue Conference

Wednesday 28 February 2018

London

Meal Deal (Chinese Buffet)

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

My Memory – Gentle exercise with Julia Gorman

Wednesday 28 February 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Applied Suicide Intervention (ASIST) training (2 days)

Thursday 1 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Caring for those who Care

Friday 2 March 2018

Hosted by Hafal-Crossroads in Newtown to celebrate and show appreciation of unpaid Carers (past and present) and the people for whom they care

Ghost Walk of Newtown

Monday 5 March 2018

With Rory Evans

Yoga (every Tuesday)

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Newtown

MIND Community Wellbeing Cafe, Crickhowell

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Weekly get together for people suffering from anxiety

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Newtown

Disability Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Newtown

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Friendship Cafe

Friday 9 March 2018

Newtown

Stand Up! For Emotional Health & Wellbeing

Tuesday 13 March 2018

A network for anyone with an interest in mental health, including people who have used mental health services, carers or service providers - Newtown

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Machynlleth

My Memories – Knighton Museum and coffee shop

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Depression Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Drug Use Screening Tool (DUST) Training

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 15 March 2018

Guilsfield

Everyday Mindfulness with Amanda Roberts

Monday 19 March 2018

Ponthafren, Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Llanfair Caereinion

Newtown Music Group

Tuesday 20 March 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Dementia Carers' Group

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Ystradgynlais

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Caersws

Consultation - Present & Future Services

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Consultation of Carers - what works well, not so well and any ideas about future services

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Awareness Training

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Tuesdays (4 weeks)

Tuesday 27 March 2018

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

My Memories – Sugar Craft with Mel

Wednesday 28 March 2018

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Dementia Friendly Fun Activity Sessions

Thursday 29 March 2018

Brecon Leisure Centre

MIND Community Wellbeing Cafe, Crickhowell

Tuesday 3 April 2018

Weekly get together for people suffering from anxiety

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 4 April 2018

Newtown

Building Self Worth Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 11 April 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Dementia Friendly Fun Activity Session

Wednesday 18 April 2018

Brecon Leisure Centre

Celf-Able Art Group

Thursday 19 April 2018

Guilsfield

Compassionate Mental Health Conference (2 days)

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Brecon, Powys

80's Disco Night

Saturday 28 April 2018

Newtown

Stress & Anxiety Management Course (3 weeks, Wednesdays)

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Mental Health Today Wales 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Conference in Cardiff

Public Health Network Cymru - Sustainability Showcase 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Managing Depression Course (3 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Presteigne

THRIVE Course (5 weeks, Mondays)

Monday 4 June 2018

Mid Powys Mind

Community Workers Meetings (Montgomeryshire)

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Credu (formerly Powys Carers)

Mental Health First Aid Course (2 days)

Tuesday 3 July 2018

Presteigne
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