The Meri Yaadain Support Group holds regular meetings on a monthly basis. It helps older South Asian people suffering from mental health problems, in particular dementia, and their carers to meet up regularly.
The meetings have helped our service users to access information and advice on matters relating to dementia, disability equipment, community mental health, seated exercise, fruit bingo, healthy eating, carer's issues, health promotion and above all a listening ear.Being able to meet other like-minded people, many of our attendees benefit from speaking to someone who understands and shares their frustrations and worries.
The group meets every third Wednesday of each month. The venue does change sometimes, so it is always best to check first. For more information please contact Meri Yaadain staff on 01274 431308.The team deliver help and support through:-
- Community roadshows – taking staff out to community centres to talk about dementia, services available,listen to carer’s concerns and feedback to service providers.
- Produce a quarterly newsletter – this is produced in English to help get the dementia message across to the wider community
- Undertake radio programmes – to help reach out to people who are house-bound or simply do not attend community centres and places of worship
- Home visits – to help carers have someone to talk to and get some information from. This is to help them feel supported
- Support Group – a monthly get together of like minded people, both carer’s and people suffering from dementia, enables sharing of information, some activities ,relaxation and a bite to eat
- Telephone advice – for those who need a quick chat or have question. This often allows a quick referral onto an appropriate agency.