Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Tomorrow marks the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year we’ve teamed up with the fantastic folks over at Mind in Bradford to lead a Wellbeing Walk!

1 in 4 people struggle with mental health problems and to highlight this we’ll be completing a 4-day walk, visiting different organisations along the way.

If you’d like to join in for a half day, full day, or the whole thing, you can find further information such as meeting points below…

Workplace Wellbeing

Going back to work after a period of mental ill-health can be extremely challenging, as can staying in work when you’re dealing with mental health issues. Workplace Wellbeing, is our free monthly support group designed specifically to help people transition back into employment and remain healthy while working.

Workplace Wellbeing is open to anyone living in the Bradford district, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven areas, who is experiencing a mental health problem, provided they are either in employment or on sick leave from work.

Our next session will be on Thursday 28th March at the M&S Cafe, Bradford Broadway, Hall Ings, Bradford, BD1 1US from 5.30 pm – 7.30pm

You don’t need to be accessing any of the other Cellar Trust services to attend a Workplace Wellbeing session. You also don’t have to attend every month, however many people do.

Jayne, our Pathways to Employment Lead, said: “We have been incredibly fortunate to work with Marks and Spencer in providing a relaxed, supportive space for our workplace wellbeing group. The group runs on a monthly basis and it’s aim is to use peer support as a means for people to keep themselves well whilst in work. Anyone is welcome and in addition to providing a space for the group to meet, Marks and Spencer generously provide light refreshments for us.”

Mind & The Cellar Trust – feedback about our winter pressures programme

Did you know we work in partnership with Mind in Bradford to deliver mental health support across the region? Our joint winter pressures programme has been focused on supporting people who struggle with their mental health to find alternatives to A&E.

We’ve had some fantastic feedback about Allia, who has been working in the community with the Intensive Home Treatment Team and Community Mental Health Teams, that we wanted to share with you:

“Allia has been like a best friend to me but on a professional level, throughout my time with IHTT, CAB and other appointments and time outs at Sanctuary she has been so patient with me and supportive and made me feel empowered and confident to speak and very consistent and good and keeping on track with appointments and positive. I feel very at ease speaking and being in her company.”

“Allia was very supportive in informing me of the service available at Mind. She put my mind at rest and helped me by making me feel very welcome.”

“I was in a dark place felt I had no one to turn to. Allia felt like a sister – she’s able to connect and makes it so easy for me to be open. She’s indescribably perfect at the job she’s been placed in. Bearing in mind I’ve only met her a hand full of times, she honestly doesn’t know that she’s a one in a million and her realness shines genuine, honest, just pure and down to earth. She’s seen me on my bad days. But still she was herself. Human scaffolding is people who surround you when you’re weak and unwell, and Allia was right there at the top catching me before I fell.”