Local mental health
organisations team up for moving educational video
2 of Wirral's largest mental health
support organisations, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
(CWP) and The Open Door Centre, have launched:- "The Big Life Film"
project; a short video raising awareness and challenging stigma around the
emotional difficulties faced by many young people.
The video; created collaboratively with a group of young people in Wirral
currently receiving support from mental health services; offers an
experience based insight into the common issues affecting the emotional
wellbeing of young people in the local community and beyond. It also
provides information about the different options available to those who are
struggling to cope with mental health challenges.
Alastair Pipkin, assistant psychologist in
CWP's Wirral Early Intervention Team, said:- "The film represents a
normalising view of the human condition incorporating a psychological
approach with the 1st hand experiences of young people. It is part of our
ongoing efforts to destigmatise mental health by challenging the
longstanding sense that experiencing difficulties is unusual or something to
be ashamed of and we are very proud to have been led by the young people who
participated in the project."
The film is part of an ongoing awareness programme currently being delivered
by CWP's Early Intervention Team in local schools across the Wirral. The
programme is designed to educate school aged young people incorporating a
Valerie Oldham, assistant head teacher at Woodchurch High School; 1 of the
Wirral schools that CWP delivers its mental health awareness programme
said:- "I really liked the film and thought it was very powerful. It
gives pupils the opportunity to listen to some 1st hand experiences around a
number of issues. I thought it gives lots of advice, emphasised the
importance of talking to people and reinforced that there is support
The Big Life Film is available to see on
CWP's Early Intervention
'Double' Date in 7 dials this
Valentine's Day 2016..!
TO celebrate this year's Valentine's Day 2016, 7 Dials is
offering 28 lucky singletons the chance to win a dream date in 7 Dials on
Sunday, 14 February 2016. London's most original shopping and lifestyle
destination 7 Dials has partnered up with the highly acclaimed new dating app
'Double'. The app enables shy singles to 'double up' with
a friend and take on the dating scene together with the comfort and security of
a friend. Users will find the dating experience more fun, less awkward and
Seven Dials, the intriguing network of seven atmospheric streets that link
Covent Garden to Soho will be giving away 7 perfect dates to be hosted in and
around the area this Valentine's Day. Always buzzy, packed with independent
boutiques, international fashion labels, traditional pubs, cool cocktail bars
and restaurants, historic Seven Dials is modern London's most original shopping
and lifestyle destination.
7 lucky love matches will be in with the chance of winning 1 of the following
fantastic dates in Seven Dials with either a 3 course traditional Italian meal
at VICO; brunch at award winning Kopapa; traditional Portuguese dinner at Canela;
set lunch menu at Polpo at Ape and Bird; afternoon tea at the iconic Covent
Garden Hotel; dinner at foodie favourite Homeslice with prosecco on tap or
bottomless brunch at Flesh and Buns.
To be in with a chance of winning a Valentine's date for you and a friend with
your dream match download Double and visit:-
for further information and terms and conditions.
If you did not know, 7 Dials, is an intriguing network of 7 atmospheric streets
that link Covent Garden to Soho, in London.
Did you witness a
serious assault in Southport Town Centre in December 2015?
MERSEYSIDE Police Detectives, in
Southport, are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault, which happened
in the Town, to come forward. Several people rushed to the aid of the victim
after he was punched to the floor and kicked repeatedly by his attacker. The
'good Samaritans' were sat on a bench on Lord Street, close to the junction
with Seabank Road and the old Grand Casino, when the assault occurred at
around 1am, 16 December 2016. The 57 year old victim suffered a broken jaw,
cuts to his face and several of his teeth were knocked out during the
Following the attack the offender fled in a silver coloured car with several
other people inside. The people sat on the bench then went to the victim's
aid. They called an Ambulance and stayed with him until Paramedics arrived.
Officers from the force have made enquiries in the area and arrested a 41
year old local man at his home address on suspicion of assault and affray.
He was interviewed by detectives the following day and released on Police
Bail pending further enquiries.
Officers are keen for the 2 people who were sat on the bench and went to the
victim's aid to come forward as they may have information that could help
Police progress the investigation. If you can help, please call Sefton CID
on:- 0151 777 3059 or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on:- 0800 555 111.
Last Shadow Puppetes
Announce Live Dates
Photograph by Zackery Michael.
THE Last Shadow Puppetes will be
releasing their forthcoming album 'Everything You've Come To Expect',
on 1 April 2016. As a result, the Last Shadow Puppets will be returning to
the UK, Europe and US for their 1st live dates since 2008. Dates are as
► 26 March 2016, the band will be at Edinburgh's
► 29 March 2016, the band will be popping over the
channel to France, to perform in Paris, at the Olympia.
► They will be back in the UK, on 1 April 2016, to
play at London's Hackney Empire.
► Then heading to our fantastic City, on 2 April
2016, to perform at Liverpool's Olympia.
► On 3 April, you will be able to see them at
Sheffield's City Hall...
► The band will then head back over the English
Channel, the band will play on 7 April 2016, in Amsterdam's Paradiso, in the
► Following that they will then jet off to the US.
1st stop will be on 11 April 2016, in New York Cities' - Webster Hall.
► Followed on 17 April, in San Francisco's amazing
building, The Fillmore.
► The last date in the US will be the 20
April 2016, when Los Angeles's will host the band at The Theatre, Ace Hotel,
marking the end of the Tour as well!
Tickets for all of these shows will be available
You can also order 'Everything You've Come To Expect' via The
Last Shadow Puppets store
online, plus via Dom
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CASTING call for contestants to take part in an exciting
new game show, from Thames Television called:- "Band On The Money"
that offers teams a chance to win big cash prizes. The show will be hosted by
DJ's Rickie and Melvin, that will see teams of 3 taking parts in challenges.
Additionally you may have family members or friends who might be interested in
winning 'big cash prizes' then you should tell them to apply now!
Anyone can apply, as long as they are 18+. It's easy to grab an application form
by simply emailing:-