Project information

Mental Health Resource Centre

To establish a one-stop shop resource centre with a focus on mental wellbeing.

Ongoing

Charity information: Mind in Mid Herts

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  • Need

    Need

    The Stevenage WellBeing Centre is aiming to reduce the challenges associated with mental ill health and promote well being.

    Solution

    We provide facilities for exercise, educational groups, information and signposting as well as friendship schemes and employment opportunities.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    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.

    Success will be...engaging an increasing number of individuals from the local population.


  • Impact

    Impact

    People will recognise the Mind brand locally.
    Individuals will evidence improvements in their wellbeing.
    The provision of information will have increased.

    Risk

    Funding cuts have affected current services and a greater need for active fundraising is now being attempted.

    Reporting

    Mind in Mid Herts provides a report each year at its AGM.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £50,000

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      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
  • Background

    Location

    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.

    Beneficiaries

    The local population of North Herts/Stevenage which is an area of relative deprivation in Hertfordshire.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    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.

    People

    Mark Mills

    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.