This new Guernsey charity is run by Mental Health Service users for the benefit of all adults with mental health problems in Guernsey. 

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WHATS IN THE SHOP?

L'Viar will be offering advice and showcasing the art of one of their members, Tony Russo. Tony has a BTec Advanced diploma in fine Art and Design which he passed with triple distinction. Tony has produced some cards from the paintings he has produced and these along with some paintings will be for sale in the pop up shop during our week. They will also be selling scenes of Guernsey and local wildlife that were photographs taken by our chairperson Albie. The photos have been made into prints and are being sold at very reasonable prices.

About L'Vair Project

L'Vair aims to provide a community based drop in for people with mental health problems whether or not they use the Mental Health Services. To help remove the stigma associated with mental health problems by providing a non professional contact point for people not using the Mental Health Service; to offer them advice on 'first steps' to obtain help and accompany them if required. And to organise and fund or subsidise outings to provide increased social inclusion for Mental Health Service users.

This service is provided by Mental Health Service users who have had the appropriate counselling training, with back up from Health and social Services Department staff. 

They also hold an active Drop in on Saturday mornings at the Mind Centre, Town Arsenal 9.30 til 11.30

 

Our vision for the future By 2015

When the Castel Hospital is finally closed, The L’vaïr Project aims to have a centrally located, easily accessible building, or part of a building, in St Peter Port with a ground floor cafe area that serves as a drop-in centre for all. It would also have a small retail area for the sale of art and crafts made by service users, to raise funds for the charity. We hope the space is big enough to accommodate a multi-purpose room that can be used as a common room by service users, and for group therapy sessions run by service professionals, bringing mental health services out into the community. Information would be available in the form of leaflets on mental health problems and trained service users would always be present to ‘host’ the drop-in aspect of the cafe and to talk to members of the public seeking help, guidance or advice.

 

Our Objectives

To provide a community-based drop-in service for people with mental health problems, whether or not they are Mental Health Service users. To help remove the stigma associated with mental health problems by providing a non-professional contact point for people not using the Mental Health Service; to offer them advice on ‘first steps’ to obtain help and accompany them if required. This service is provided by Mental Health Service users who have had the appropriate counselling training, with back-up from Health and Social Services Department staff. To organise and fund or subsidise outings to provide increased social inclusion for Mental Health Service users.

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