Mental Health Resource Centre
To establish a one-stop shop resource centre with a focus on mental wellbeing.
Charity information: Mind in Mid Herts
The Stevenage WellBeing Centre is aiming to reduce the challenges associated with mental ill health and promote well being.
We provide facilities for exercise, educational groups, information and signposting as well as friendship schemes and employment opportunities.
To be an acceptable face of mental health in the Town Centre.
Activities» We run a gym to allow exercise to make up a part of people's lifestyle choices.
» We run educational groups to help people understand how they can help themselves.
» We run groups where people can socialise to reduce the isolation many of them experience.
What success will look like
Success will be...engaging an increasing number of individuals from the local population.
People will recognise the Mind brand locally.
Individuals will evidence improvements in their wellbeing.
The provision of information will have increased.
Funding cuts have affected current services and a greater need for active fundraising is now being attempted.
Mind in Mid Herts provides a report each year at its AGM.
Budget - Project Cost: £50,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £25,000 Project Manager A full time worker supports the management of the centre. £25,000 Project Costs Building costs to maintain a High Street presence.
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount SOS £10,000 Guaranteed
The project is based in Stevenage, an area of high local need where a building has been secured and the project developed in its first phase. It is ideally based at the bus station in the Town Centre.
The local population of North Herts/Stevenage which is an area of relative deprivation in Hertfordshire.
Mind is a well established (60 years) mental health charity with a strong record in support. However the centre in Stevenage is relatively new in an area with high need.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Mark manages the centre and has a background in health club management.
Chris Munt MBE
Chris is a project lead who has a long history of involvement in mental health issues for which he has recently been awarded the MBE.