Run for us!

Run for The Cellar Trust in this year’s Bradford City Runs race and raise money to help us support local people facing mental health challenges. 

The race starts at 9.30am on Sunday 29 October 2017, at City Park in Bradford. We have places in both the 5k and 10k so you don’t have to be a seasoned runner to get involved.

To join us there’s a registration fee of £16 (5k) or £20 (10k) and we’re asking runners to raise at least £100 in sponsorship. All runners receive a Cellar Trust running shirt plus goody bag, as well as a Bradford City Runs t-shirt.

To run for us, all you need to do is complete our registration form and return it via email to events@thecellartrust.org or to the address below. We have a limited number of places so please register as soon as you can to secure a place.

You can pay the registration fee via PayPal, in person at The Cellar Trust Cafe or charity shop, or by sending a cheque made payable to The Cellar Trust to:

Cellar Trust Running
The Cellar Trust
Farfield Road
Shipley
BD18 4QP

If you have any queries contact us at events@thecellartrust.org

Further information about the Bradford City Runs event is available at www.bradfordcityruns.co.uk

 

Celebrating one year of crisis support

On the first of August, we celebrated a year of our crisis support service, Haven.

Haven was established in partnership with Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCT) and Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council and offers a calm, safe space in a non-clinical environment which people can access if their mental health is deteriorating or they feel in emotional distress.

A key feature of Haven is our focus on peer support. This has been met by lots of positive feedback. One person said: “For the first time in years I just talked. I really warmed to Emily who saw me, which made it really easy and a nice environment too; I felt safe and not judged.”

A second wrote: “Was really helpful talking to a professional who actually knows and understands how it feels, for the first time I felt totally understood.”

With almost 2000 support sessions delivered over the year, Haven offers one-to-one, group and telephone support. The service is designed to people to access the support they need, develop their plans to stay well and cope better with distress in the future.

Kim Shutler-Jones, Chief Executive, The Cellar Trust said: “We feel very lucky to be able to offer a service like Haven – which recognises that when you are feeling mentally distressed – a clinical approach isn’t always what you need. Being able to create a calm, safe space for people where people feel really understood and listened to has been brilliant and we have been blown away by the feedback we have received. Key to the success has been our close partnership with BDCT and BMDC which has enabled true integrated working.”

Simon Long, Interim Deputy Director of Mental Health Acute and Community Services at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust said: “The reaction to Haven has been really positive and people accessing the service have credited it with helping to give them the coping skills needed to manage crisis more confidently in the future. We would like to thank everyone involved for their continued commitment to the service – and ensuring people in crisis get the help they need. Partnership working has been key to the success of caring for people locally with acute mental health needs.”

People in crisis can access Haven via the First Response Service, Telephone 01274 221181, or community mental health teams.

We’re Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year

We’re delighted to announce that we have been voted Sainsbury’s Local Charity of the Year by customers in both the Keighley and Bingley Sainsbury’s stores.

Three local charities were shortlisted in each store, and following the online and in-store vote that was held in June, it was revealed we received the highest number of votes. We’ll now be working with staff during the coming year to raise funds that will help us support people across Bradford facing serious mental health challenges, and raise our profile across the district so that more people know who we are and what we do.

We’ll be kicking off with 2 days at Sainsbury’s Keighley on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th August when we’ll be providing customers with information about our services, and fundraising too. This will include a raffle with the chance to win a fantastic hamper comprising a garden planter, produced in our Woodwork skill shop, packed with tasty treats supplied by Sainsbury’s.

“We’re really grateful to everyone who voted for us and to Sainsbury’s for this great opportunity. We’re looking forward to working with the staff in the stores to get the word out about what we do, raise funds to make sure we can continue to support people who need our help, and hopefully provide some exciting opportunities for our service users”
Andrew McCarthy, Head of Fundraising, The Cellar Trust