Category: Trowbridge Service Users Group

The Garden has taken on a new energy with our vegetables and herbs, not just because we will share or harvest between members and community fridges.
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Big garden change

Last year the garden space was not used much, in fact it was mainly used by smokers and vapers. It’s not that the garden was…

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Trowbridge Service Users Group Kicks Off Community Garden Project with Inaugural Planting Day

We’ve been shortlisted for the Creative Lives Awards 2024! @CreativeLivesCL champions everyday creativity and celebrates groups making a difference in people’s lives. You can vote for us to win this year’s People’s Choice Award! Vote here: www.creative-lives.org/2024-shortlist #CreativeLivesAwards2024

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Running alongside our open sessions we have developed Teams 4 core groups to help more people access the service and to become more involved in the day-to-day running of the Trowbridge Service Users Group.
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Starting Teams at Trowbridge Service Users Group

Running alongside our open sessions we have developed Teams 4 core groups to help more people access the service and to become more involved in…

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We've been shortlisted for the Creative Lives Awards 2024!
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The power of creativity and community celebrated as Trowbridge Service User’s Group is shortlisted for the 2024 Creative Lives Awards

We’ve been shortlisted for the Creative Lives Awards 2024! @CreativeLivesCL champions everyday creativity and celebrates groups making a difference in people’s lives. You can vote for us to win this year’s People’s Choice Award! Vote here: www.creative-lives.org/2024-shortlist #CreativeLivesAwards2024

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Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP
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Trowbridge Service User Group Applauds Visit from Rt Hon Dr. Andrew Murrison MP

Rt Hon Dr Andrew Murrison MP visit to Trowbridge Service Users Group on Friday 27th Oct 23.

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Black History Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of many individuals, especially at a time when systemic disparities disproportionately affect Black communities.
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Black History Month & Mental Health

Black History Month offers an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of many individuals, especially at a time when systemic disparities disproportionately affect Black communities.

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Fund rasing in trowbridge for mental health day
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Fund Raising for Mental Health Day

This year Trowbridge Service Users Group is fundraising to raise £250 to help keep our service open. Trowbridge Service Users Group (TSUG) provides a free self-referral service for those living with mental health issues in and around Trowbridge.

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They’re just trying to get those with mental illness to remove themselves.
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They’re just trying to get those with mental illness to remove themselves.

“I’ve been dealing with mental health challenges since childhood. Now at 52, living with Borderline Personality Disorder has its daily struggles. I’ve managed to find a way to get through each day, even when it feels like just existing, not truly living. On my toughest days, what keeps me going is knowing the pain it would cause for those who care about me if I were to give up.

Starting this support group was a response to feeling abandoned by the NHS. I understand that I may not fit into society’s mold, and my connections with family are minimal. My days are a rollercoaster of emotions, from dark thoughts to moments of mania. I wear masks to navigate social situations, often feeling like a different person entirely.

Accessing NHS support has been a challenge. There’s a disconnect between my call for help and any meaningful response. Many in our group face the same struggle. Now, with proposed changes in disability benefits, the future looks uncertain.

For those with mental health conditions, working from home can feel isolating. Encouraging socialization and building confidence is crucial. As for the potential reduction in benefits for those with a history of self-harm, it feels like another blow. It’s clear the government’s focus is on cutting people from the system, not genuinely helping.

The UN and equality watchdog reports highlight the systematic discrimination against disabled individuals, but the government remains unresponsive. Personally, I can’t thrive in a traditional work environment, nor can I withstand a benefit cut. Stability is my lifeline; it allows me to contribute and be a part of something bigger.

Reducing benefits or forcing me to stay at home only hinders my ability to maintain stability and engage in self-care. It feels like we’re in limbo, waiting for decisions that could drastically impact our lives.”

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Lottery logo for funding recieved
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Trowbridge Service Users Group celebrates after receiving £3600 of National Lottery funding to support those living with mental illness in Trowbridge.

Trowbridge Service Users Group (A local community group) is today celebrating after being awarded £3600 in National Lottery funding to support its work in supporting…

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The importance of lived experiance in Mental Health
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The importance of lived experiance in Mental Health

Lived experience plays a pivotal role in the realm of mental health, offering a unique and indispensable perspective that enhances understanding, empathy, and the effectiveness…

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