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"I come here to learn,read and discuss why things happen,what we can do to prevent such things and how can we develop programs/plans to help."
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Location (town and country)
Mental Health
Job title
Community support worker
Areas of interest and expertise
Mental Health/Learning Disability/Challenging Behaviour/Autism/MCA/MHA/Best Intrests/Depravation of Liberty.
Reason for joining the mhhehub
Look to gain more knowledge in all areas and maybe a new job.

Comment Wall (6 comments)

At 22:02 on January 24, 2019, Lionel Rice said…

Hi Jeff

Welcome to MHHE. Our paths cross yet again!

All the best 


At 8:00 on January 25, 2019, Jeff Banks said…

And may they cross for a long time hopefully in the future, working together to provide a service to cater for everyone.

At 23:13 on September 10, 2019, Lionel Rice said…

Hi Jeff,

Good to hear from. It might be useful to sign up to CCrAMHP Critical and Creative Approaches to Mental Health Practice

  • Thursday 10 October 2019 - details of timings to follow.- I will be there with some artists with links to Making Space

Some other notices from CCrAMHP

CCrAMHP and Asylum magazine will be at the Festival of Mental Health at the University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster.  Come and see us there, or help out on the stall.
  • Friday 18 October 2019, 1-4pm at Lancaster Friends Meeting House (Room 1) 
Mindful drawing session with Lucy Hampson - see below for further details.
  • Thursday 21 November 2019, 7-9pm at Lancaster Friends Meeting House (Room 4)
  Asylum Readers' Group meeting.   We will be discussing Asylum 26.3.  See here for sample articles and to subscribe, or you can purchase a copy from October in Atticus books in Lancaster.
At 20:00 on September 17, 2019, Lionel Rice said…

Hi Jeff

Good to hear from you. I was at Barton Grange the other day with a couple of clients. Maybe meet up there sometime with Ruth?



At 10:11 on September 18, 2019, Jeff Banks said…

Hi Lionel, that would be good, and to see Ruth again would be excellent...


At 16:16 on October 21, 2019, James Pollard said…

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on ( ) for the full details.
Have a nice day
Thanks God bless.

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