I was sat in Bolitho House waiting to meet my CPN, and I noticed a poster on the wall about Penzance Bipolar group.
The Penzance Support Group meets every third Wednesday of the month in a room behind the Healing Star at the top of Causeway Head, Penzance between 2 pm and 4 pm.
Around this time last year, I attended for the first time with my Dad and a family friend. There were 3 or 4 other people who also attended and since then the numbers have been between 3 – 7 people. I was surprised to see I was the youngest member there at the age of thirty-something, although probably because many younger people are working between those times or they don’t know about the group.
In the group, we sit around in a circle, and we each individually talk about how we have been since our last meeting and issues we may be experiencing with medication, Mental health services, GP’S or just life in general.
The good thing is that it’s completely confidential, so if you have thought about attending but haven’t plucked up the courage, I would certainly recommend it.
I have finally plucked up the courage during the last few sessions to be able to attend alone and have since been released by the Mental Health team due to lack of NHS funds.
I have found the group members to be more helpful and understanding than my former CPN or Psychiatric doctor who has misdiagnosed me, even though he only saw me twice and 11 sessions of CAT therapy was barely lifechanging.If you don’t have any money, that’s no problem because you can attend for free and make a small
If you don’t have any money, that’s no problem because you can attend for free and make a small donation online to Bipolar UK.
I would definitely recommend Penzance Bipolar group, so see you there!