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.

 

Get Help Now

Check out ""Suicide First-Aid 2018: the evidence lives on" in Cardiff on 5 Feb 2018. Special guests Jonny Benjamin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Dr Skarsten, Consultant Psychiatrist in South #Powys & smallholder David from #Builth on the isolation, shame & sti… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Christmas, Farming and Mental Health, & the Art of the Possible: your December 2017 Powys Mental Health eBulletin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

latest news

Standing up for emotional health & wellbeing: Farmers

7 December 2017

Watch our video: representatives from the farming community talk to the Big Cheeses from Powys Teaching Health Board about mental health services in the county.

events

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Mondays

Monday 11 December 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Llanfair Caereinion

Mental Capacity Act & Best Interest Training

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Newtown

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Meal Deal

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Hearing Voices Peer Support Group (2nd & 4th Thursday)

Thursday 14 December 2017

Mid Powys Mind

Music Group

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Newtown

Singing Group

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Dementia Friendly Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Machynlleth

Ponthafren Christmas Meal

Thursday 21 December 2017

Newtown Football Club

Celf-Able AGM

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Newtown

Adult Autism (ASD) Training

Monday 22 January 2018

Newtown

Mental Capacity Act & Best Interest Training

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Newtown

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Powys Community Health Council

The Bird Company – ‘Barriers’

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Celf-Able, Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Newtown

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Community Workers Meetings (Montgomeryshire)

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Credu (formerly Powys Carers)

SURE for Mental Health Training (2 days)

Thursday 8 February 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 8 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Depression Busting Course (2 days)

Monday 26 February 2018

Newtown

Adult Autism (ASD) Training

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Brecon

Executive Committee

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Disability Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Newtown

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Drug Use Screening Tool (DUST) Training

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Brecon

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

Community Workers Meetings (Montgomeryshire)

Wednesday 6 June 2018

Credu (formerly Powys Carers)
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