As a local independent charity we are part of the Mind network providing mental health support for people in the two counties of Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?
We run a number of projects supporting people with mental ill health such as Get Set to Go, which encourages people to take part in sport and physical activity or Active Monitoring, working with patients in GP surgeries to manage their mental wellbeing.
We also run a triage in partnership with the Worcestershire MH Services and a Safe Haven Cafe supporting the night time economy.
What are your current priorities?
We have recently joined both the Warwickshire and Worcestershire Suicide Prevention Partnerships to ensure that our priorities are aligned with that of the two counties we work in.
Our current priorities are to work internally to ensure our back office is robust enough to support the increase in service users we are seeing at present.
What challenges are you currently facing?
Like many in the charity sector our two biggest challenges are finding funding for the work we want to do and finding innovative ways of working through this pandemic.
We have been pleasantly surprised to see that the move to on line has suited a lot of our service users who have engaged well with the changes but we are aware that some are not comfortable with this way of engaging or are digitally excluded so we hope to run a mixture of both in the future.