by BFFF
Dec 7th, 2021
4 mins
BFFF

Our chosen charity partner for this years’ Annual Luncheon was Nottinghamshire Mind. During the luncheon, guests were encouraged to show their support in the form of donations to this very important charity.

There is still time to donate by scanning the QR code or by clicking the link www.justgiving.com/notts-mind 

Our mental health is as important as our physical health, but sometimes a lot harder to spot. Over the past 21 months we have had to ensure the most unprecedented circumstances, and this has had a massive impact on our mental health.

  • In 2019/2020 over 6200 committed suicide
  • 828,000 workers suffered from work related stress, depression, or anxiety
  • 9 million working days were lost to work related stress, depression, or anxiety

As a Local Mind Charity Mind provide local mental health support services, away from a clinical setting, tailored to the communities they serve.

Nottinghamshire Mind was formed in 2019 by merging Bassetlaw Mind and Central Notts Mind, with a view to extending service across the whole county by 2024 and reinstating the previously closed office in Newark. The last 12 months has seen rapid growth in the organisation, with community services now in 5 of the 7 Nottinghamshire districts.

The focus is on supporting people in times of mental health crisis and providing the tools needed to become more resilient. Mind work with Community Partners: local community groups and organisations where activities have an element of mental health support. Involving people in their own local community helps to build self-esteem, self-worth and a sense of belonging which leads to stronger, more resilient communities.

Community services are free and available, without referral, to all adults across the county.

These include immediate telephone support and signposting, supportive listening run by volunteers, text chat rooms hosted by people with lived experience, community cafes, walking groups and one-to-one sessions with our Community Recovery Coaches.

Mind also offer subsidised counselling sessions and workplace mental health training.

Although Nottinghamshire Mind are affiliated with Mind, they are a small, independent charity, with their own board of trustees and depend heavily on fundraising and donations. Your donations today will go directly to maintaining and growing community support services, training volunteers and subsidising counselling sessions, ensuring everyone across Nottinghamshire can get the help and support they need, at the time they need it.

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