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The Cellar Trust COVID-19 appeal

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes to services across the world, including at The Cellar Trust. We transitioned to working digitally from home at the start of lockdown so we could continue providing our vital services, contacting our clients regularly to offer help and support. However, the pandemic has meant our already busy crisis service is more in demand than ever, so we need to raise £50k to be able to hire two extra Peer Support Workers to join our Haven team…

Find out more and donate here**

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Following the government announcement on 30th July 2020 regarding extended restrictions in some areas of the north, including Bradford, our building on Farfield Road will remain closed. Our team is working hard from home and support is still available…

**Our Telehealth service is running as normal**

**Haven is providing over the phone support only**

**Our Employment service is offering over the phone support only**

**The Cellar Trust Cafe is currently closed – further information to follow soon**

**The Cellar Trust Charity Shop has unfortunately closed permanently. See statement here**
**Woodwork & Horticulture has unfortunately closed permanently. See statement here**
**All volunteering activity is currently suspended**

Our team is working hard behind the scenes to prepare the building for reopening. When we are able to welcome you back things may look a little different as we’ve put extra measures in place to ensure the safety for our staff and clients. This includes things like a one way entry and exit system, hand sanitiser stations, and lots of helpful posters and information about how you can keep yourself and others safe. Staff will also be on hand for any questions you may have.

We’ll be keeping up to date with government announcements – please check back for further information.

If you have any questions please call us on 01274 586474 or email mail@thecellartrust.org

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Healthy Minds

Have you visited the Healthy Minds website yet? It’s a fantastic online hub full of helpful information about the mental health and wellbeing services available in Bradford and Craven. There’s up to date information about which services are still running aduring the Coronavirus outbreak and how they’re running – https://www.healthyminds.services/

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Welcome to The Cellar Trust

We are a registered mental health charity (No. 701982) that supports people with mental health problems, across the Bradford district to move forward in their recovery and live independent, fulfilling lives. 

We exist because mental health problems exist and because they are complex. We all have mental health and our state of health can change at any time. Mental health problems affect everyone in a different way and they can be devastating. Our purpose is to support people when they face these challenges, and to empower them to move forward. 

A message from Kim, our CEO, and all of Team Cellar

Over recent weeks the stark reality of the disproportionate effect of Covid on BAME communities has slapped us in the face. Yet this, should in reality be no surprise, when the huge inequalities in our society have been presented to us time and time again, for as long as any of us can remember.

The deeply distressing death of George Floyd has rightly brought us together in our assertion that Black Lives Matter. For the majority of us, the fact that this statement is needed feels almost absurd. And yet before our eyes we see the violence unfolding, the hatred of people of colour and the disturbing levels of racism. But these overt displays show the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the covert, institutional racism as well as the everyday racism, dressed up as ignorance. These are the things which drive the pervasive inequalities which kill many more, every day.

So many of us devote much of our lives to social justice but what is clear is that doing this is not enough. If we care about health inequalities we care about anti-racism and it is not enough for this to be an implied message. We must all be explicit in our fight. Whatever the colour of our skin we need to pull together. The path is not straight forward. It is fraught with complexities. There is a need for us to educate ourselves, listen deeply to others, reflect on our thoughts, behaviours and actions, and be willing to learn. We must also be willing to acknowledge when we have been wrong or have fallen short.

As we look around us and feel sad, angry and sickened, we must turn these things into agency, passion and a collective drive to make things better.

Ignorance is not an excuse, helpless is not an excuse. There are no excuses.

I will do better, The Cellar Trust will do better, we all must do better.