Minutes of Meeting (10th September 2014)

This was our third meeting as MEN HEAL. We met up again in Caffè Nero.

S is still looking in to a venue. He has got a couple of leads, so it looks like we’ll have a new venue soon.

We talked about confidentiality, which is very important. S said that he would write a draft Set of Rules for the group which would include a clause on confidentiality. We hope to check this next week.

Murray did the following:

  • Brought in some draft designs for fliers as we are pushing forward with a marketing campaign soon
  • Came in with a phone number for a possible venue if S’s venues fall through
  • Came in with a phone number for St Cadoc’s (mental health hospital) as we are planning on inviting people to the group once they leave hospital
  • Brought a contact for Talygarn (mental health hospital) so we can send them a flier
  • Brought a list of all psychiatric hospitals in Wales, so we can email fliers to them in order to invite patients to visit our websites once they are released from hospital
  • Told S about the funding meeting we had with a lady from a local organisation
  • Spoke to Roger Harris (local councillor) about Mardy noticeboards in order to promote the group using fliers
  • Told S about the mental health first aid course he had been doing

Mike told us about how he set up the following Twitter accounts, and did a lot of online marketing there:

  • MEN HEAL – @menhealuk (In about four days we now have 350 followers)
  • Breakthru – @breakthru_uk
  • Wrote lots of articles on both websites (http://menheal.org.uk and http://breakthru.org.uk)
  • Told S about the funding meeting we had with a lady from a local organisation
  • Told S about the mental health first aid course he had been doing

As usual we had a good laugh with each other, although this week mostly talking about the future of the group… and making lists of all the work there is to do!

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