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

Bronllys Wellbeing Park (CLT) Ltd Job Vacancy

10 October 2017

Project Development Officer. Full time (35 hours pw). Based at Bronllys Hospital, Bronllys Powys Salary: £3083.33 per month, £37,000 per annum. Appointment initially for a fixed term of 12 months with annual review (Post funded for 3 years) An excellent opportunity... have you managed and delive

events

Charity Concert

Saturday 21 October 2017

Brecon & District Mind

Multicultural Fair

Saturday 21 October 2017

Aberystwyth

Mental Health First Aid Course ( 2 days)

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Builth Wells (Mid Powys Mind)

Safer Injecting Training

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Newtown

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 24 October 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Carers Support Group (last Wednesday every month)

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Brecon & District Mind

Reiki Sessions

Thursday 26 October 2017

Mid Powys Mind

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Llanfair Caereinion

Mental Capacity Act & Best Interest Training

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Newtown

Memory Cafe (every Thursday)

Thursday 2 November 2017

Mid Powys Mind

Alcohol Brief Intervention Training

Thursday 2 November 2017

Newtown

Mental Health First Aid (Adults) Training (2 days)

Thursday 2 November 2017

Llandrindod Wells

Mental Capacity Act & Best Interest Training

Friday 3 November 2017

Brecon

Singing for Fun (1st & 3rd Mondays)

Monday 6 November 2017

Llandrindod Wells

Couch to 5k Group (every Monday)

Monday 6 November 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Newtown

Autism Support Group

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Ponthafren, Newtown

Yoga (every Tuesday)

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Newtown

Building Self Worth Course

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Mid Powys Mind

Alcohol and Older Drinkers Training

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Newtown

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

Thursday 9 November 2017

Mid Powys Mind

Radnorshire & Brecknock Local Committee

Thursday 9 November 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Mental Health and the Great Green Outdoors (all ages)

Monday 13 November 2017

Builth Wells

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Newtown

Substance Misuse and Sexual Health Training

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Machynlleth

Safeguarding Learning Event

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Llandrindod Wells

Mental Health Awareness Course

Friday 17 November 2017

Mid Powys Mind

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Mondays (4 weeks)

Monday 20 November 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Newtown

Drug Use Screening Tool (DUST) Training

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Newtown

Positive Behaviour Management Training – Refresher

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Llanfair Caereinion

Executive Committee

Tuesday 28 November 2017

Powys Community Health Council

Managing Depression Course

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Mid Powys Mind

PAVO AGM & Conference 2017

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Cefn Lea Conference Centre, Newtown

Carers Support Group (last Wednesday every month)

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Brecon & District Mind

ACTivate Your Life Classes - Mondays

Monday 4 December 2017

Powys Teaching Health Board, Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Newtown

Yoga (every Tuesday)

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Newtown

SURE for Mental Health Training (2 days)

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Brecon

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Machynlleth

Memory Cafe (every Thursday)

Thursday 7 December 2017

Mid Powys Mind

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

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

Thursday 14 December 2017

Mid Powys Mind

Celf-Able Art Group

Tuesday 19 December 2017

Newtown

Celf-Able Art Group

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Machynlleth

Mental Capacity Act & Best Interest Training

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Newtown

Montgomeryshire Local Committee

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Powys Community Health Council

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

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

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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