I have helped set up the Daventry Mental Help Directory which is a bi-monthly meeting I organise with local mental health service providers and service-users to create a more ‘joined-up’ approach to help tackle mental health in Daventry. This is because there are so many helpful groups available, and I want to help those who are in need get the right support. There are many support groups out there, all of whom can be easily contacted.
Below are short bios from just some of the groups that attend the meeting:
Green Health at Daventry
"Would you like to be involved in a community horticultural project specially designed for people affected by mental health issues? The group meets every week at the Community Gardens in Daventry opposite the Country Park and the work is carried out under the expert supervision of the Park Rangers and mental health volunteers.
The project offers a valuable learning experience with the bonus of healthy exercise in a tranquil environment. It promotes organic growing, healthy eating and the opportunity for social interaction, all of which can be of particular value to those trying to cope with mental illness and stress.
We meet weekly on a Tuesday afternoon at Daventry Community Gardens."
For more information, please contact Sanchia at: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07562 457968.
Green Health at Daventry is supported by Rethink Mental Illness which is the leading national mental health charity, and works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness to recover a better quality of life. It provides hope and empowerment through effective services to all those who need it, and campaigns for change through greater understanding. Go to www.rethink.org for more information.
Daventry Mental Health Carers Group
"Do you care for someone with mental health problems? How our Support Group can help you.
A great wealth of information and reassurance can be gained from meeting others with similar experiences. For many, a support group is the only place where they feel free to express concerns and ask questions about what is happening for those they care for.
Discussions are often facilitated by inviting guests from the various mental health and public sector agencies to explain their services and to answer questions from the group members. The meetings are conducted in a most informal manner in order to encourage as much participation as possible and to derive the maximum benefit for the participants."
The group meets every third Tuesday of the month (except August) between 6.30pm and 8.30 pm at the MIND building in Brook St Daventry. For more information please contact Sanchia at: e-mail email@example.com or phone 07562 457968.
The Daventry Mental Health Carers group has been meeting for over 20 years and has helped many hundreds of carers in the community. The Group is supported by Rethink Mental Illness which is the leading national mental health charity, and works to help everyone affected by severe mental illness to recover a better quality of life. It provides hope and empowerment through effective services to all those who need it, and campaigns for change through greater understanding. Go to www.rethink.org for more information.
"We offer free information, counselling and drop-in service for young people aged 12-25 in Daventry District and South Northamptonshire.
Counselling is available by appointment for those aged 12-19, and up to 25 with a special education need, for those living within Daventry District and South Northamptonshire. Counselling is held at the Abbey Community Building in Daventry and at the Chantry in Towcester on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
Alongside referrals from GPs, parents, carers and professionals we are happy to accept self-referrals into our counselling service.There are many services that are drop in, and can be accessed in Daventry, no appointment needed!"
Call 01327 706706 for further details.
If you would like any further information on the three groups above or would like to hear about the other groups that are available, please do not hesitate to contact me.