Welcome toWe would like to show you round and tell you how we work 97 Lanark Road Edinburgh, EH14 2LZ Tel : 0131 443 0946 Email : email@example.com
Redhall is a service managed by SAMH(Scottish Association for Mental Health)We are funded by NHS Lothian and City ofEdinburgh Council Health & Social Care.We currently have 50 places available on aself referral contractual basis of 3-5days/week. Placements are not time limited.
PurposeSAMH is dedicated to mental health and well-being for all.VisionOur vision is of a society where people are able to live their livesfully regardless of present or past circumstances.ValuesOur values underpin everything we do. We believe that everyonehas the right to be treated with dignity, respect and equality. Webelieve that everyone is entitled to hope and choice and to achievepersonal fulfilment.
MissionSAMH will lead by example. SAMH will be innovative, purposefuland challenging in all that it does. SAMH will campaign for rightsand rights-based services, challenge stigma and discrimination andpromote inclusion. SAMH will work to raise the aspirations andexpectations of people who use services, people who deliverservices and society as a whole.SAMH will promote mental health and well-being within communityand corporate life.
Redhall staff team consists of :-•Depute Manager•3 Horticulture Instructors•1 IT/Admin Instructor•1 Employment Support Worker•1 Admin Assistant (part-time)•1 Handyman (part-time)
Our Aim Our aim is to promote a safe environment where people can learn to:-• Manage the challenges of recovering from mental health problems.• Manage their symptoms.• Be encouraged to enjoy a lifestyle that is positive, sustainable and free from destructive dependencies.• Building a future based on personal hopes and ambitions.
Our Contract• We encourage people to self refer.• Placements are not time limited.• We expect commitment of at least: 3 days a week building to 5 days a week. • There are opportunities for everyone to become involved with the running of the service.
Whats On Offer.• Practice based training in: • Organic gardening and conservation work • Computer technology & office skills. • Life skills and personal development. • Designing and delivering mental health training.• Supportto access employment, voluntary work and educational opportunities
Well beingThe focus of working organically is to create the best conditions for good health. Thefollowing are reflections of people at Redhallon how working here has helped to meet their needs.
Security - a safe place to be and feel secure.
Security - a safe place to be and unfold.• Support that is challenging and constructive. The opposite of neglect.• People understand the experience of mental health problems. No barriers• People ‘see’ you and your potential in terms of what you can do.• When you feel despairing – people keep your dreams safe and hold the hope for you.• People choose who they talk to (no key workers) and what they share. (Open access files, no medical records.)
To give and receive attention.• Giving attention to others and taking responsibility makes you feel worthwhile.• Important to have two - way relationships.• Interdependency – we all need support from others.• Learning to listen and take part e.g. site meetings; learning social / life skills.• Sense of perspective – getting the bigger picture.
Feeling in control of your life.• No time limits and people self refer.• Help to get control of basic things e.g. time keeping can lead to gaining control of the more complex things e.g relationships• Understanding why you get upset and how your body reacts to e.g. fear, anxiety, anger.• Learning to fight for your recovery – not being defined by your label.• Mindfulness – Living in the present instead of regret for the past or dread of the future.
Emotional Connection, friendship and fun.• Healing is impossible in loneliness – we make friends best by doing things together.• People care enough to notice when you are not there.• Meaningful shared goals.• Having real jobs to do builds friendship and team work.• Humour and Playfulness – fun and laughter even in the darkest days.
Achievement – feeling competent.• Learning to take risks and overcoming fear (e.g. taking responsibility, attending site meetings, risking criticism)• Even when despairing you get the chance to be ‘miserable and useful’• Learning to be ‘good enough’ – surviving mistakes – good learning.• The garden gives visible results and lots of positive feedback.
Social Status.• Working in a new and exciting area of expertise -gardening. Everyone wants to be here!• Everyones input is needed; labour, ideas, skills.• Being trusted with real responsibility creating a sense of worth and being valued.• Campaigning positively against stigma –experts by experience can change attitudes.• Challenging preconceived beliefs – yours and others – you can achieve more than you believe.
Meaning – Being stretched not stressed• Working toward ambitious goals – a job or task bigger than yourself.• Support is based on reaching potential – not managing symptoms.• Contributing towards a shared goal e.g building a centre of excellence.• Pacing your progress.• Helping to develop / deliver mental health training.
Feeling part of a wider community. •Open interaction with a wide variety of people.• Appreciation of visitors – helps to dispel stigma and grow confidence.• Placements with other agencies when people are ready.• As peoples confidence grows they may feel able to challenge negative reactions to having mental health• problems. Recognition from award bodies for team achievements.
Recovery• “Recovery is a personal journey supported by others – in a healing environment.”• “Recovery involves challenge. It can even be a challenge just to ask for help”• “It’s a reason to get out of bed. It offers options other than medication.”• “What’s life without hope of recovery? It sucks! It’s lonely, hopeless, despairing, suicidal, scary, pointless.”• “You feel like you are not a waste of space.you are useful for something and have some importance –
Recovery• “Recovery is a journey. A bad spell is not a ‘relapse’ but a diversion; a pause to learn a lesson.”• “Taking one step at a time. It’s about having a goal and working towards it. It’s not just about you on your own; other people influence your recovery.”• “Being told you can recover encourages you, because you have hope.”• “There’s nothing like getting your overalls on. You become someone with a mission. It gives you the potential to realise your dreams.”
The garden is open to visitors most weekdays and on certain weekends when we have our Open Days. However if you would like the opportunity to learn more about how we work, we would welcome you on the first Wednesday in the month. There will be a short presentation and the chance to talk to some ‘Redhallers’ Please book well in advance. You will be in the garden so wear robust footwear and warm clothes. Our telephone number is: