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.

 

Get Help Now

@AlisonF101 presents work by @dozzyangel 'These meds don't take away the pain of abuse' #mentalhealthrevolution pic.twitter.com/eb2fVxYHYt

Join Phil & Jackie at #Knighton Library on Tues 9 May 10am - 1pm A problem shared... #MentalHealthAwarenessWeektwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Our Blue Light Programme launches in Wales today. Find out how we support emergency service workers #ourbluelighttwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

latest news

Befriending Co-ordinator Job Vacancy

10 April 2017

Ponthafren - Newtown & Welshpool

events

'Down the Line' Workshop (4 classes)

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Celf o Gwmpas, Llandrindod Wells

Emotional Well-Being Course

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Ponthafren, Welshpool

ACTivate Your Life classes - Tuesdays (4 weeks)

Tuesday 2 May 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Brecon Social Club (every Wednesday)

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Dementia Friendly Brecon

Emotional Well-Being Course

Thursday 4 May 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Machynlleth Community Arts Project Workshop

Thursday 4 May 2017

Community Art Project with artist Tim Iliffe

THRIVE - For Staff & Volunteers - 3 week course

Monday 8 May 2017

Mid Powys Mind, LLandrindod Wells

Beat It Percussion - Drumming Together (8th, 15th, 22nd May)

Monday 8 May 2017

Dementia Friendly Music Making Sessions, Brecon

Talk about Therapeutic Benefits of Pottery Making

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Brecon & District Mind

Anxiety Cafe

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Brecon & District Mind

Anger Management Course

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Ponthafren, Welshpool

Mental Health Today Wales 2017

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Conference & Exhibition in Cardiff

Cuppa with a Copper

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Police Surgery at Ponthafren, Welshpool

Dance for Wellbeing

Thursday 11 May 2017

An exciting 6 week course run by Powys Dance in Welshpool in conjunction with Ponthafren Association

Anger Management Course

Thursday 11 May 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 11 May 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Machynlleth Community Arts Project Workshop

Thursday 11 May 2017

Community Art Project with artist Tim Iliffe

Coffee Morning, Welshpool

Saturday 13 May 2017

Dementia Awareness Week

Public Dementia Friends Session, Welshpool

Monday 15 May 2017

Dementia Awareness Week

Dementia Awareness Training

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Newtown

Conflict Resolution Course

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Ponthafren, Welshpool

Coffee & Information Morning

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Dementia Awareness Day

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board Event in Newtown

Information Drop in Day (Newtown)

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Dementia Awareness Week

Confidence Building Course

Thursday 18 May 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Public Dementia Friends Session, Welshpool

Thursday 18 May 2017

Dementia Awareness Week

Anxiety Cafe

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Brecon & District Mind

Assertiveness Training

Tuesday 23 May 2017

Ponthafren, Welshpool

Assertiveness Training

Thursday 25 May 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

LGBTQ+

Tuesday 30 May 2017

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

Executive Committee

Tuesday 30 May 2017

Powys Community Health Council

TrekFest - The Beacons 2017

Saturday 3 June 2017

Walk the walk this year with Bipolar UK (2 days)

Beat It Percussion - Drumming Together (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June)

Monday 5 June 2017

Dementia Friendly Music Making Sessions, Brecon

Stress & Anxiety Management - 3 week course

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Mid Powys Mind, Llandrindod Wells

Resilience Skills Course

Tuesday 6 June 2017

Ponthafren, Welshpool

Resilience Skills Course

Thursday 8 June 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Challenging Behaviour in Dementia Training

Friday 9 June 2017

Newtown

THRIVE Approach to Mental Wellbeing Course (6 weeks)

Friday 9 June 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Summer Fair

Saturday 10 June 2017

Brecon & District Mind Event

Confidence Building Course

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Ponthafren, Welshpool

Full Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Conflict Resolution Training

Thursday 15 June 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – ASIST Awareness

Thursday 15 June 2017

Llandrindod Wells (2 days)

Storytelling for Health Conference (2 days)

Friday 16 June 2017

Arts in Health, Wales

Personality Disorders Training

Tuesday 20 June 2017

Llandrindod Wells

Mental Health Awareness Training (half day)

Thursday 22 June 2017

Newtown

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

Experiencing Dementia Training

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Brecon

Mental Health Awareness Course

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Mid Powys Mind

Compassionate Communication Training

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Llandrindod Wells

Experiencing Dementia Training

Thursday 6 July 2017

Newtown

Life Story Dementia Training

Tuesday 18 July 2017

Brecon

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Powys Community Health Council

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

Executive Committee

Tuesday 22 August 2017

Powys Community Health Council

ISPS Conference in Liverpool

Wednesday 30 August 2017

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

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

Monday 4 September 2017

Dementia Friendly Music Making Sessions, Brecon

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

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

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
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