Mental health charity

Historic Northumberland port receives green makeover thanks to local mental health charity

local mental health charity making environmental improvements

A local mental health charity has been helping to make environmental improvements to the landscape around Northumberland’s biggest port. 

Service users from Blyth Star Enterprises’ Stakeford Nurseries have been planting trees and shrubs at the Port of Blyth’s South Harbour as part of a new landscaping maintenance contract. 
The commercial contract forms part of the work carried out by the mental health charity under the remit of its ‘Next Steps’ project, which aims to provide its service users who have participated in the horticultural training programme taught at Stakeford Nurseries with volunteering experience in community-based environments. 

Mental health charity woodfuel centre receives five-figure support to develop vocational training programme

Training programme

A North East-based not-for-profit has received a £10,000 grant from the Reece Foundation to help towards further development of a vocational training programme.

Blyth Star Enterprises, which provides living support, rehabilitation and day services for people living with mental health issues and or learning disabilities, has received the funding to put towards the expansion of its popular training programme at its Woodfuel Centre in South East Northumberland.

Healthcare team raises more than £1,000 for mental health charity

Shaw cheque for Mind Charity

The head office team that supports one of the UK’s leading health and social care providers has raised more than £1,000 for a local charity, after completing a series of fundraising events throughout 2018.

The team at Shaw healthcare’s headquarters in St Mellons, near Cardiff, set out to raise money for mental health charity Cardiff Mind, organising fundraising events like dress-down days and themed raffles throughout the year. Shaw healthcare runs more than 63 care homes and day care facilities across the UK, including specialist services for residents and service users living with dementia and other mental health illnesses.

How to spot the signs of mental health disorders

Mental Health Issues

Tragically, suicide has been established as the leading cause of death among young people between 15 and 24 years of age, as a result, mental health is now becoming a massive focus across higher education facilities.

Education professionals are having to adapt their working methods to not only provide the best care and education possible in the classroom, but the best standard of care for their students whilst they are outside of the classroom too.

Duty of care to students is becoming a larger demand on the time and resources of schools and universities and this is a good thing!

In the last year, the number of students reporting mental health problems has risen by an astonishing 390%.