Project information

Rural Cool; promoting mental health and recovery

Rural Cool ;
-to raise awareness of mental health problems and reduce stigma and discrimination.
-to help socially, and/or geographically isolated Carers and cared for Individuals and families in South Devon, through their recovery from the effects of mental illness or substance abuse.

January 2012 - January 2015

Charity information: Cool Recovery

Cool Recovery
  • Need


    The need for;
    - local, relevant information and support for families and people affected by mental illness, substance misuse and suicide.
    -Carers’ one-to-one and peer support, there are currently no mental health carer support groups in rural South Devon.
    -Social contact and peer support - Accessible help and information.
    -Combatting stigma and discrimination


    By supporting carers through offering information, direct access and recovery-based services.
    • welcoming and helping, families, children and the people who would not otherwise access support,
    • By uniquely offering immediate support and services to people in urgent need.
    • Being independence and responsive

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise awareness of mental health problems and reduce stigma and discrimination in rural areas.


    » Holding 3 awareness raising public events annually in rural South Devon run by carers, their families and those in recovery.


    Aim 2

    To help socially, and/or geographically isolated carers and cared for Individuals and families.


    » To run a series of small accessible events in rural South Devon for carers and their families.


  • Impact




    There are no major risks. Safeguarding policies are in place.


    By letter, email or phone as required,

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £18,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £18,000 Core funding See Annual Accounts on website

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    LMG Grant £1,800 Guaranteed
  • Background


    South Devon


    See & Annual Review

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are the only ones providing this service.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Claudia Benzies & Martin Smith

    Managers the charity ans supports its members and beneficiaries.