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 and Twitter

Volunteering on Prescription 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

Powys Mental Health Alliance Online on YouTube

Ted talks

Robert Whitaker with EleMental

EleMental International Centre for Recovery & Thriving

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

Hafal blog

Mind Freedom blog

Rethink blog

Top mental health blogs 2012 and Top mental health blogs 2013

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

Call for expressions of interest for 2018-21 Section 64 mental health grant

12 June 2017

Grants available to Third Sector organisations in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services. Closing date 30 June 2017.

events

Mental Health Awareness Training (half day)

Thursday 22 June 2017

Newtown

Looking at Me - Mosaic Workshop

Thursday 22 June 2017

Centre Celf, Llandrindod Wells

Reiki Session

Thursday 22 June 2017

Mid Powys Mind, Llandrindod Wells

Walk around Gregynog Hall

Saturday 24 June 2017

My Memories Dementia Carers Support Group, Newtown

Anxiety Cafe (Brecon)

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Brecon & District Mind

LGBTQ+

Tuesday 27 June 2017

Peer Support & Advice in a no-pressure Support Group (Llandrindod Wells)

Asylum: Action and Reaction conference

Wednesday 28 June 2017

A conference in Manchester to celebrate 30 years of Asylum magazine

Celf-Able Art Club

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Llandrindod Wells

Members' Day

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Mid Powys Mind, Llandrindod Wells

Visit from the Memory Clinic & Home Treatment Team

Wednesday 28 June 2017

My Memories Dementia Carers Support Group, Newtown

Looking at Me - Mosaic Workshop

Thursday 29 June 2017

Centre Celf, Llandrindod Wells

Embracing Individuality

Thursday 29 June 2017

A group for adults on the autistic spectrum or those who think they might be (Rhayader)

Carers Support Group (monthly)

Friday 30 June 2017

Brecon & District Mind

Celf-Able Art Group

Monday 3 July 2017

Llanfair Caereinion

My Dreams of Being - Supporting people to live well with Dementia

Monday 3 July 2017

One day course in Bridgend, South Wales

Experiencing Dementia Training

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Brecon

Mental Health Awareness Course

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Mid Powys Mind

Food Tasting Session

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Mid Powys Mind, Llandrindod Wells

Compassionate Communication Training

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Llandrindod Wells

Looking at Me - Mosaic Workshop

Thursday 6 July 2017

Centre Celf, Llandrindod Wells

Experiencing Dementia Training

Thursday 6 July 2017

Newtown

Embracing Individuality

Friday 7 July 2017

A group for adults on the autistic spectrum or those who think they might be (Llandrindod Wells)

Singing Group in Brecon

Monday 10 July 2017

Dementia Matters in Powys

Together for Mental Health

Wednesday 12 July 2017

A Cymorth Cymru event bringing together service users, providers and academics to consider the difference we can all make to mental health.

Mental Capacity Act & Best Interest Training

Thursday 13 July 2017

Llandrindod Wells

Looking at Me - Mosaic Workshop

Thursday 13 July 2017

Centre Celf, Llandrindod Wells

DoLS Legal Update Annual Refresher Training

Friday 14 July 2017

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Newtown

Life Story Dementia Training

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Brecon

Looking at Me - Mosaic Workshop

Thursday 20 July 2017

Centre Celf, Llandrindod Wells

Celf-Able Art Group

Monday 24 July 2017

Llanfair Caereinion

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Forces for Change Event (Builth Wells)

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Helping Fellow Veterans in Wales to access Mental Health Support

Embracing Individuality

Thursday 27 July 2017

A group for adults on the autistic spectrum or those who think they might be (Rhayader)

Tea-on-Top with Brecon & District Mind

Sunday 30 July 2017

Join us for a walk up the Crug

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Wednesdays (4 weeks)

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 10 August 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Embracing Individuality

Friday 11 August 2017

A group for adults on the autistic spectrum or those who think they might be (Llandrindod Wells)

Celf-Able Art Group

Monday 14 August 2017

Llanfair Caereinion

Singing Group in Brecon

Monday 14 August 2017

Dementia Matters in Powys

Executive Committee

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Powys Community Health Council

ISPS Conference in Liverpool (30th August - 3rd September)

Wednesday 30 August 2017

International Society for Psychological & Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS)

Embracing Individuality

Thursday 31 August 2017

A group for adults on the autistic spectrum or those who think they might be (Rhayader)

Celf-Able Art Group

Monday 4 September 2017

Llanfair Caereinion

Beat It Percussion - Drumming Together (4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Sept)

Monday 4 September 2017

Dementia Friendly Music Making Sessions, Brecon

Mental Health Summer Recovery Camp (7th-12th Sept)

Thursday 7 September 2017

Llansilin, Oswestry

Singing Group in Brecon

Monday 11 September 2017

Dementia Matters in Powys

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 12 September 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 28 September 2017

Brecon

Beat It Percussion - Drumming Together

Monday 2 October 2017

Dementia Friendly Music Making Session, Brecon

Life Story Dementia Training

Thursday 5 October 2017

Newtown

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Tuesday 10 October 2017

Brecon

Mental Health Awareness Training (half day)

Tuesday 17 October 2017

Brecon

DoLS Legal Update Annual Refresher Training

Thursday 19 October 2017

Newtown

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 9 November 2017

Powys Community Health Council

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Mondays (4 weeks)

Monday 20 November 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Executive Committee

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Powys Community Health Council

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Mondays

Monday 4 December 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Mondays

Monday 11 December 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Mental Capacity Act & Best Interest Training

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Newtown

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 8 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Executive Committee

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Dementia Awareness Training

Thursday 8 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Powys Community Health Council

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Awareness Training

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Llandrindod Wells
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