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…

Approach PR sponsors The Cellar Trust

Ilkley-based multi award-winning PR consultancy, Approach has announced us as its 2019 charity of the year!

Approach will offer fundraising, volunteering hours and hands on coaching through its PR and social media training arm, Approachability. The team will also work with us to help spread further awareness around mental health issues.

Suzanne Watson, managing director at Approach, said: “We live and breathe wellness both inside and outside of our business and with statistics showing that around one in four people in the UK experience a mental health issue each year, we recognise the importance of supporting a charity which makes such a difference to adults in our local area. The work undertaken by The Cellar Trust has really resonated with the team and selecting them as our key focus for support was a collective decision. We’re looking forward to working together and helping them to reach more people and make even more of a difference this year.

Based on The Grove in Ilkley, Approach PR specialises in business to business and business to consumer PR and social and digital communications working with clients including Airedale Chemical, Gripple, Business Enterprise Fund, Acorn Stairlifts and United Carpets and Beds.

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.”