2nd QUARTER 2015

BUXTON WORKSHOP GETS A FACELIFT!

The Buxton Workshop received a major facelift recently. Crescent Car Sales, who has been a regular donor to the Workshop, changed the lives of many when the company’s director decided to do some renovations! The carpeting was pulled up and tiles were laid, the ceiling which was about to cave in, was repaired and the staff room is receiving a facelift as well!  

Heaters, chairs, table cloths and cupboards, together with a whole lot of other items which were gratefully received. 

Thank you to the Managing Director and his staff for this wonderful gesture.

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ROYAL SHOW PRIZES

The Society always feels incredibly honoured about the number of top positions the Mental Health Care Users walk away with at the annual Royal Show.

Eddie Potgieter, Andrew Hedder and Lizelle Venter all received 1st prize for their crafts. Jackie Grant received 2nd prize for her attractive beadwork necklace and Cindy Mkhize, 3rd prize for her beautifully painted table cloth. Well done to each and everyone from PMB Mental Health Society who participated!

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OTHER NEWS FROM THE WORKSHOPS

MH Moosa Workshop

Pupils from Open Gate School visited the workshop. Fundraising  is on-going at the workshop. Donations of food are also received from the  community with great appreciation.

Inkanyezi Workshop

6 Mental Health Care Users have recently been placed in employment in the open labour market. This is a wonderful accomplishment for them as it creates a sense of responsibility and achievement. The Society is  currently busy with a Skills Training Program which empowers the Mental Health Care Users to prepare themselves and learns specific skills like gardening, cleaning etc.  With this type of knowledge and experience, the open labour market is more accepting to persons with disabilities.  

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RESIDENTIAL FACILITIES

Mandy McQueenie and Zac Taylor from MENCAP in the UK, recently paid the Society a visit. The purpose of their visit was to see how the Society operates and what procedures are in place at the various residential facilities. In turn, Mandy and Zac met with the managers and recommended ideas and practices the Society could put in place to make the residents stay a better and more comfortable one. Philippa Manning, deputy director, took the party to the beach on the Sunday before their departure to experience the kwaZulu-Natal   weather which of course they enjoyed thoroughly!

Mandy McQueenie and Zac Taylor from MENCAP UK

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CREATING AN AWARENESS FOR MENTAL HEALTH SOCIETY

The   Society has embarked on more awareness campaigns this year to ensure that the  public are better informed in what the Society does and how to keep mentally healthy.  In March this year, a group of social workers had a 2 day visit to the Edendale Shopping Centre and in June, at the Scottsville Mall. A lot of interest was received from the   university students. Our last awareness campaign at a shopping centre will be during the last week of August which will also coincide with the celebrations of Casual Day on the 1 September. Be sure to visit our table in front of the   Pick n Pay entrance at the Liberty Mall.

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CASUAL DAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

If you have not yet  purchased your Casual Day sticker or stickers, please give our office a call at 033 392 7248 or e-mail secretary@pmbmhs.org.za

We will ensure that your stickers are delivered to your office and you can enjoy the day with thousands of other participants in South Africa!

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LADIES BUSINESS BREAKFAST –  FRIDAY 24 JULY 2015

The Society’s second fundraiser for the year took place on Friday, 24 July 2105  at Redlands Hotel. After a good breakfast, the speakers tackled Stress  in the Workplace, a topic which is very relevant in all business  sectors. Philippa Manning, deputy director at Pietermaritzburg Mental Health Society and Tracey Visser, an Educational Psychologist at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, ensured that the guests left well informed about stress and ways to combat stress!

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PHOTO GALLERY

 

Joan Tennant House residents visited Howick Falls recently.

The Palms' residents relaxing at Alexandra Park

 

 

 

Father's Day celebrations at

P Pillay Home






Fruit baskets donated to the ladies at the Northdale facilities