We were delighted to deliver mental health awareness training at Petersfield Rugby Club on 28 October, along with our first HEH Mind Ambassador training.
This was the first HEH Mind Ambassador training session delivered as our new Ambassador programme starts to accept applications and interviewing those wanting to volunteer and participate in the project.
The training includes discussing the importance of conversations, potential risk factors, the benefit of Ambassadors, signposting and relevant campaign information.
We look forward to working with Petersfield Rugby Club to support and celebrate those within our community.
If you would like to find out more about becoming an Ambassador contact Mike [email protected].
On 23rd October 2018 HEH Mind was awarded “The Advocacy Quality Performance Mark” (QPM). This is only awarded to organisations offering independent advocacy who can demonstrate that they provide excellent services in line with QPM standards and the advocacy charter.
The QPM is a quality assurance assessment for providers of independent advocacy in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is based on the principles contained in the Advocacy Charter and the Advocacy Code of Practice, enabling providers to demonstrate how they are meeting the different standards.
Havant and East Hants Mind Advocacy Manager Lynne Corrieri explained “Obtaining the award was part of our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible advocacy services we can for people in Havant Borough and East Hampshire District within the framework of statutory advocacy funding.
The QPM award was recently updated to reflect changes in both practice and legislation. HEH Mind will hold the award until September 2021 when it will undergo the next reassessment as part of its commitment to the community it serves.
We enjoyed being part of the 20,000+ participating in the 2018 Great South Run.
Thank you to all our HEH Mind runners and those running for our affiliated charity (National) Mind. We didn’t manage to see you all, so please send us any photos you have of you in your HEH Mind t-shirts and we will add them to this album.
Thank you again for your continued support of Havant and East Hants Mind, National Mind, and mental health in general.
All money raised by our HEH Mind runners will be spent on local service for those in need of mental health / wellbeing support.
Big thank you to Oaklands Catholic School and their Year 7s who raised £337.67 at Waitrose on Sunday 7 October for Havant and East Hants Mind.
Additionally, we have to say how amazing all of their fundraising efforts are. Having raised for a number of charities already this year, despite only being 2 months into the academic year. Great work Team?
We all have mental health just like we have physical health. Just as we are all susceptible to getting a cold or headache – we all have times of feeling low, stressed and anxious. Not talking about it keeps the stigma and shame surrounding mental health in place – which stops millions of us getting the support, comfort or advice we need.