Norwich Mind was recognised at the recent Mental Health First Aid England awards held at the House of Lords, Several of our staff (Simon Barker, Sandra Flanagan and Robert Black) received Bronze awards and we were nominated for the MHFA Champion award.
Tiger Football Club's strap-line "We play to win" was once again demonstrated today when the great news of the short listing was announced on Radio Norfolk yesterday. The community Club Award 2012 is for a club or team that has made great progress over time, has achieved a great deal and made a big difference to a community. Club secretary, Godfrey Beya said "The growth, learning opportunities, sense of belonging and sharing, identity and contribution we make has vastly improved our mental health & Wellbeing." For more information on the awards please click here http://www.activenorfolk.org/news.asp?itemid=7621&itemTitle=Finalists+announced+for+Norfolk+Sports+Awards+2012§ion=25§ionTitle=News
Norwich Mind have been awarded in several categories in the 2012 Norwich in Bloom competition. We won the best floral garden and picked up several other runner up prizes in other categories. The award is a great recognition of the hard work of the horticulture volunteers who have transformed our head office site over the past few years.
Norwich Mind is pleased to announce that the Festival of Cultures will be held on Sunday 16th September. Last year this Festival was awarded as the best festival in Norfolk. Come along and join us at The Forum for a celebration of our cultural diversity. For more information please contact Paola Colombo on 01603 432457
Norwich Mind are the proud sponsors of Tiger Football Club. The club has been formed with the support of our Social Inclusion services and is made up of players who have arrived in Norfolk as refugees and asylum seekers. They will be playing a full fixture with the Norfolk Football Association. For more information and to follow their success please click here
Norwich Mind have officially launched Life help, an innovative new approach to mental health support that enables the client to design and purchase their own unique mental health service. For more information please click here or contact us on 01603 432457
Norwich Mind is hosting an Open Garden event as part of the Norfolk Garden & Green Spaces Festival. Come along and see the wonderful work our horticultural team does in partnership with clients and carers. Lots to see and do! For more information please click on the poster.
The Portuguese newspaper As Noticias hosted the fourth Portuguese Gala dinner on the 27th April 2012 in London. Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind, Community Development Programme were one of the recipients of an award for our work with the Portuguese community in Central Norfolk. The service has worked closely with the community in Thetford, delivered Mental Health Awareness training sessions (in Portuguese) to help reduce the stigma attached to mental ill health, Well-being talks and in general helped the community achieve their goals in improving the mental well being of their community members.
Norwich Mind Deputy CEO Sandra Flanagan joined other award winners at the House of Lords to receive a Mental Health First Aid Champion Award. This award recognises our effort in training hundreds of people to assist others experiencing a mental health issue.
A list of our new courses for 2012 can now be found on our Courses & Pricing page under the Training tab. Book early to avoid disappointment!
The theme for this year's Carers Rights Day was “MoneyMatters” and an event was held at the Carers Forum to provide information, advice and support for carers facing difficult financial situations. The event was attended by Moira Goodey, Manager Carer Support and Simon Wright MP Norwich South also came along to offer support. Many carers across central Norfolk struggle with the additional costs that caring can bring and Carers UK figures show that over 47% of carers experience mental health problems of their own.
Every year, MHFA England CIC holds an awards event to celebrate the amazing things that have been achieved by the instructors and organisations. Norwich Mind has been awarded an MHFA Champion Award in recognition of it's commitment to increasing mental health literacy, incorporating the MHFA in our volunteer training and delivering training comprehensively and making it accessible to all sectors.
A new magazine called The Associate has been launched by Norwich Mind. The magazine includes information on a range of mental health issues, local Associates networking opportunities and volunteering opportunities within Norwich Mind. To download your free copy please click here
We are happy to make available a document summarising our main goals for the coming years. Please feel free to download the document by clicking here and let us know what your thoughts are. We will be holding meetings over the next few months where you can provide feedback directly to staff. To find out more please call 01603 432457 and ask for Service Development.
The Omnia Fete is being held on Saturday the 20th of August from 12pm to 4pm at Omnia, 50 Sale Road, Norwich.
It will be a fun and informative day and this year features a fantastic performance from soul singer Dominic. For more information please download the flyer here or call 01603 432457.
Our Carer Support Service were out and about during Carers Week. The theme for Carers Week this year was “The True Face of Carers” and Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind Carer Support Service were out displaying their information stand and raising the profile of unpaid mental health carers. Events were held in Norwich, Dereham and Watton. Chloe Smith Norwich North MP, attended and stated “It was a successful event which showed the need for carers to get together. Caring can be isolating and demanding, so I hope a simple effort like this in the community can really help a little. Good information about services or shared experiences is vital to carers and to those they give their time for.”
Norwich and Central Norfolk Mind have recently launched a Client Feedback and Influence Card that enables people in contact with our organisation to get involved, influence our work and feedback on their experience. These are available at every site and if you have not yet seen one please ask for one or have a look at it here
THAT'S THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.
Mental health in the workplace is the elephant in the room. It exists but too often it is ignored, but we think some problems are too big to ignore. Taking care of business, mental health at work is our campaign to help people understand and start talking about the costs of neglecting mental wellbeing in the workplace. For for more information visit www.mind.org.uk and get involved! Wellbusiness is your local Mind service specialising in workplace wellbeing training - email@example.com.
Norwich Mind's Inclusion Service recently held an Africa Day. The event was very well attended and people were able to sample the rich culture and history of Africa through food, dance, storytelling, crafts and music. Our thanks go to the many volunteers, performers, agencies and visitors who made it such a fun day.
You can now donate on the Website by clicking on 'About Us' then donations. Scroll down to find the 'Just Giving' link and you can donate to Norwich & Central Norfolk Mind. Thank you!