The social inclusion, hope and recovery project (SHARP) is hosting a group visual arts exhibition for World Mental Health Day 2014, the theme of which is ‘living with Schizophrenia’. SHARP is calling out for artists whohear voices, have unusual beliefs and/or experiences. The theme for the exhibition is an exploration and an opportunity to share how people process, interpret or make sense of these experiences through their artwork. SHARP will be working in collaboration with the GV Art Gallery London, to deliver a series of events throughout the exhibition. Exhibition:25th September – 28th November 2014, private view 25th September 5-8pm
SHARP requests artists to communicate an expression of interest by *August 29 by phone or email to, 0203 228 7050 or,07790 807 314

Launch of the UK’s first Research and Evaluation Framework for Age-friendly Cities

24th June 2014 saw the launch of the UK’s first Research and Evaluation Framework for Age-friendly Cities: a practical resource for cities looking to develop age-inclusive programmes and initiatives. The framework was written by Dr Sophie Handler, a joint appointment between Manchester City Council and the University of Manchester working with Professor Chris Phillipson in MICRA
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Volunteering: would you like to lead one of our community groups?

At Mind Yourself they are looking for new volunteers to lead our movie group, discussion group and craft group from September. You don’t have to have any previous experience, although enthusiasm and dedication are both important. Leading a group is a great way to gain confidence and experience. If you’d be interested in leading a group or would like to find out more, please contact Emma on