Please be aware we keep all of our meetings are for adults only, unless specified.
All groups and refreshments are free
Shirley Groups take place upstairs in Room 7 at St James Road Methodist Church SO15 5HE
Woolston groups are in the hall behind St Patricks Church, Portsmouth Road. SO19 9BD, See Dates for maps.
Support Group Meetings
These meetings are an opportunity to chat with other families in similar situations over a cuppa! It is a good place to ask for advice about anything that is worrying you, with the group or on a 1:1 basis. There is never any pressure to talk, it’s fine to just sit and listen. We have meetings in Woolston and Shirley - check the dates section for more details.
Evening Pop In Meetings
Evening meetings give people who have commitments during the day time, an opportunity to come along, chat to other parent/carers and seek advice from us. This group takes place in Shirley.
This is support group for anyone who wants to chat to other people in similar situations. Children are able to attend this meeting, but are the responsibility of their parents. Family group meetings take place in Shirley and Woolston and parents/carers are welcome to come along without their children if they prefer!
This is a new group for 2022 and is open to anyone who feels they are in crisis. At this group we offer 1:1 advice and support around crisis care as well as linking with the new Keyworkers project. There is also a chance to speak to other families in similar situations.
Speaker Meetings & Workshops
Crisis Care Group
We have speakers from CAMHS and other services talking about topics relevant to our families. Each speaker decides how to give their presentation and there is always an opportunity to ask questions. Each video is shared to our YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/remindscic
We also link with CAMHS and other services to run workshops for families where they can learn practical strategies to support their children. Please see the dates section for more information
We have regular advice clinics with Southampton CAMHS and Adult Mental Health and Shenton's Solicitors
CAMHS Mental Health Advice
Adult Mental Health Advice - for parents or young people aged 18+
SEND Legal Advice Clinic - a free 30 minute appointment with Shenton's Solicitors for SEND advice.
Crisis Care Advice Clinic - one of the Re:Minds team can offer support and advice for those in crisis
These clinics are open to any member of Re:Minds and your are able to book a 10-20 minute private appointment to seek advice from a clinician.
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Online Groups
We have a variety of online groups, please click the images to go to them.
Our Facebook group is where we keep in touch with our families. The group is private and only for members of Re:Minds, no professionals are allowed into the Facebook groups as we want our families to have a safe, confidential place to share their lives. We have over 1100 members who are all people who are going through similar experiences and are on hand to share advice, information and sympathy 24 hours of the day.
Twitter is another way we try and keep in touch with our families. We share events and updates about Re:Minds as well as upcoming things we have on. You can find us there under @RemindsSoton
Crisis Care Support Group
This group is for families who have children in crisis and at risk of being admitted to an adolescent psychiatric hospital or who are currently in or recently discharged from hospital. The group offers mutual support and advice from parents who have been through the same situation. In the autumn 2021 this group will begin face to face meetings, advice clinics and speakers. More details can be found on the private Facebook page.
Re:Minds into Adulthood
This is a Facebook group which focuses on children aged 16+ in preparation for adulthood. This is where we share information about speakers and meetings and is a place to talk to others in a similar situation.
Re:Minds Re:Sale & Promotions
We have a resale and promotions page for any member of Re:Minds. You can sell things you or your child no longer want and promote events there.
All speaker meetings and workshops are shared on our YouTube channel to watch back in your own time and fit into your schedule.