03 Jan

The new government has guaranteed by law £2 bnpa of new money to treat mental health patients in England, of which Brighton and Hove’s share is £10mpa. Mindfulness is the active ingredient in healing, and the Social Enterprise Complementary Therapy Company (SECTCo) www.sectco.org.uk has already provided 42 NICE recommended Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) 10 week course to more than 200 vulnerable people, and trained more than 20 to facilitate this course (see course textbook on 9.91 of www.reginaldkapp.org)  

We are running a CAmpaign for Social Prescribing Of Talking Therapies (CASPOTT) www.caspott.org.uk, and www.prescribe.fitness, calling for this new money to be spent on social prescribing of mindfulness. Our city’s £10 mpa could pay 300 full time therapists and administrators to provide this MBCT course to 1,000 vulnerable patients annually.

SECTCo’s next course starts on  Tues 7th Jan and goes on until 10th March from 9:30-12:30 in Apple room of Essence, 86, Church Rd Hove, BN3 2EB, opposite Hove town hall, price £10 per session (first session free) If you would like to take this course, and perhaps learn to facilitate it,  please book with facilitator John Benford, (benfordjohn@hotmail.com, or 07565 949323) or John Kapp (johnkapp@btintertnet.com, 01273 417997) We also run free drop in mental health surgeries every Sunday at Essence, 10-11am CASPOTT, 11-1230 Brainspotting trauma release therapy practice, 2-5pm Family Constellation groups to heal our family patterns.’

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