Let’s make Lancashire the beacon county for mental wellbeing.
There’s a lot of good work going on that you can support and promote.
By leading the charge in challenging society’s views of mental health and promoting mental wellbeing for all, we can decrease the occurrence of mental health conditions. Through collaboration and innovation we can develop and nurture new ways of working to ensure that everyone can be a full and active member of their local community and an equal in society. Read the latest news about our activities below and view our vacancies if you are interested in working with us.
Lancashire Mind are looking to engage the services of a professional marketing company to support us in planning and delivering high impact mental health campaigns, increasing our social media reach, identifying and communicating with key stakeholders, producing high quality marketing materials, etc. We’re particulary interested in working with locally based companies who have an excellent understanding of the area and the Lancashire population.
For more information download the marketing support requirements tender specification
Suicide Prevention Training
Lancashire Mind have been commissioned by Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria to lead on the delivery of a range of training to help professionals and community members across Lancashire and South Cumbria grow in confidence and skills around talking about suicide and helping to prevent it.
In partnership with local Minds in Cumbria, Papyrus and a number of other training providers across Lancashire and South Cumbria, we are offering places on our training courses free of charge to people who wish to better understand the signs and symptoms of poor mental health and be able to intervene when someone they live or work with is experiencing suicidal thoughts.
For more information call us on 02157 231660 or email [email protected]
Lancashire Mind has been working closely with families to develop a new support package. Learning from these experiences, we have created Together Workshops to support families of children and young people who have accessed (or who are at risk of accessing) in-hospital mental health services. These workshops are available across Lancashire and South Cumbria.
We currently have two opportunities to join the team here at Lancashire Mind.
We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about enabling people to move towards independent living to join our Tenancy Management Team, to work with people in their own homes, assisting individuals to manage and maintain their tenancy.
We also seek a motivated and innovative individual, who passionately believes in mental wellbeing for all, to provide leadership and direction to one of our Wellbeing Coach teams.
Read more about both posts on our recruitment page.
Mental Elf fun run
Thanks to everyone who took part in Mental Elf 2018. Despite the cold and wet weather more than 350 elves participated in the 5k in Witton Park and lots of people enjoyed the festive market place. Thanks to our sponsors Motor Point Burnley, Kinnerton and Story Homes who helped to make it a great day for everyone and thanks to Lancashire Telegraph who’ve written a great feature article about Mental Elf.
Workplace Wellbeing Conference
Lancashire Mind’s 2019 workplace conference ‘Time To Talk About Wellbeing At Work’ in partnership with Lancashire Care Foundation Trust and the Federation of Small Businesses, is, very appropriately, being held on Time to Talk Day, 7th February 2019.
What better day to start thinking about how you can change the way in which mental health is managed in the workplace or to consider signing the Time To Change Employer Pledge? Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to get involved, book your place via Eventbrite now.
Play your part in achieving mental wellbeing for all
We are looking for people to join our Board of Trustees to help drive forward our vision of Mental Wellbeing for All. We seek Trustees who share our organisational values and have a passionate belief that prevention and resilience are the key to achieving mental wellbeing. Go to the vacancies section below for more information.
Join us for festive fun on 2nd December
Mental Elf, our annual fabulous, festive fundraiser is back for its fourth year. You can register now to take part in the 5k or you can pop along on the day to visit our festive market place. It all takes place at Witton Park, Blackburn on Sunday 2nd December. So, whether you’re a hopper or a shopper, get your pointy ears on and come join the fun! Visit the Mental Elf page for more information.
World Mental Health Day
Lancashire Mind sends very best wishes to you and greetings for World Mental Health Day tomorrow. The Community Development Team here at Lancashire Mind will be involved in an array of activities, from engaging students in high schools about the importance of the 5 ways to wellbeing, to holding conversations on the streets of Blackpool to promote the Time to Change message. If you’d like to join the team in Blackpool, they’ll be on Bickerstaffe Square from 10am. Come and say hello!