September Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the September edition of the Brighton Person-Centred Community news.

The Community will be having both an in person and an online meeting this month. Both will be at the usual time - 9:30 to 12:30 - on Saturday 19th September - see below. Both will continue to happen each month and we are in discussion about whether one happens on a different date.

Also in this newsletter we have information on an opportunity to give support to NHS staff and an opportunity to get involved with a local counsellors organisation (SCAP). If you have anything you'd like to share that you think would be supportive for Community members or want to reach out for something yourself, do consider using this newsletter as a way to do so.

Physical meeting: For full information please see the previous news update, headed Community Meetings - September Update posted on 31st August.

If you want to give advance notice of attending, please contact William at willjaj@virginmedia.com.

Online meeting

The meeting will take place at the usual time of 9.30-12.30 this Saturday 19th September. As it's online there will be no fee to attend. To join the meeting just copy the link into your browser

Join Zoom Meeting, click here - or copy and paste the following link into your browser.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87324928575?pwd=WE0xQXhGY29SMVBkb2hodW1hSzlXUT09

Meeting ID: 873 2492 8575

Passcode: 773401

If you find that it isn't allowing you to connect (or says the meeting hasn't started yet), you might wish to try searching in the Zoom app (you'll need it downloaded to do this) using the meeting ID provided. It will then ask you for the password.

Make sure you're ready a bit before the meeting starts to check your online set up and have your cup of tea ready!

If you'd like to express a preference regarding the timing of meetings going forward please contact William on willjaj@virginmedia.com and give your thoughts. Let us know if you do want to attend in person or online, and if you're in favour of either meeting staying on the third Saturday of the month or moving to a different weekend

Got some free time? Want to support NHS staff?

Frontline19 is a portal to match NHS staff in need with online therapy providers who are willing to provide support pro bono. You sign up, say what your credentials are and how many hours a week you feel able to offer.

Ever considered contributing to Sussex Counselling?

SCAP (Sussex Counselling & Psychotherapy) is an organisation which many of you may be members of or be aware of. They provide a directory of counsellors, a magazine and CPD events. They are in need of people to join their committee and also need someone to be Secretary. It could be great for your CV and networking and you might really enjoy it! So do consider if you can give a little time to help SCAP continue the work that we value.

If you can volunteer a little time you will get

  • free membership for a year

  • free attendance at a CPD event if you are helping out there

  • networking with other counsellors

  • experience of working in a team to organise things

  • hours spent working for the group can count towards CPD

You would need to

  • Attend 5 meetings this year (on zoom currently)

  • Possibly help with stuffing the magazine into envelopes three times a year

  • Possibly be a link person for Newly Qualified Counsellors

Interested? Contact Sheila on: sheila.pope1@btinternet.com

Your newsletter...

Do remember that you can share things via this newsletter. If there's anything you think would be of relevance to your Person Centred peers feel free to send it in to the email address at the bottom and we can include it here. You might have something you'd like to let us know or you might even have a question to ask and perhaps others reading this newsletter can help answer it...

Social Media

We have an ever growing presence on Facebook and Twitter, so join us there, if you haven't already :) it's a great way to share updates on Community stuff and Counselling related articles.

If you see anything interesting that you'd like to share with the Community please feel free to post to our Facebook page, tweet us, or send by e-mail to brightonpcc01@gmail.com and we'll share it for you.

If you're on Facebook why not 'like' our Brighton Person-Centred Community Facebook Page and join the other 160 plus people who enjoy our posts? Or if you prefer to Tweet our twitter following is now over 350 people! Find us @BrightonPCC.

Right, that's all from us for now. If we don't see you at the forthcoming meeting you'll hear from us again next month with the latest from the community.

Best wishes

Suzi

On behalf of the Brighton Person-Centred Community

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