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.
Havant & East Hants Mind were recently invited to visit the Houses of Parliament to discuss and demonstrate their new program “Supporting Families in Havant” to a range of invited guests including MPs. The event was hosted by MPs and Sport England and took place in the “Strangers Dining Room” within the Houses of Parliament.
HEH Mind Business Development Manager Ross Borman met the head of strategy for Sport England Simon Macqueen. Ross gave positive feedback to Simon about these new strategies and processes from Sport England and how they impact upon HEH Mind’s family engagement work.
Ross also met briefly with Havant MP Mr Alan Mak who was also able to attend the event, despite a busy Parliamentary schedule.
The Lottery funded programme, led by Havant & East Hants Mind, centres on improving the well-being of families and encouraging them to take part in fun physical activity as a family group. Research has shown that physical activity leads to better health and well-being.
Studies show children require parents not only to help them to access physical activity, but also they need parents to participate so they have a role model to associate with their own long-term involvement with physical activity.
The Havant & East Hants Mind led family programme made headline news last month by attracting £324,000 for Havant. The programme will run for four years in partnership with Oarsome Chance, another small charity based in Leigh Park. They will be working with 30 families each year for up to 6 months.
The program will also partner with a range of physical activity groups and some sports clubs, training Mind Mental Health Ambassadors within each of these settings.
Ross Borman explained, “We will be working with a range of sports clubs as well as organisations such as Havant Borough Council, our local schools and other voluntary sector partners in order to maximise this opportunity for local people”.
For more information about the program and the Sport England event at Parliament please contact Ross Borman on email@example.com