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Safe Places Launch event

Monday 10th October, World Mental Health Awareness Day, marked the launch of Spalding’s new Safe Places Scheme at Tonic Health. The launch event included a number of presentations related to the scheme.

The scheme is funded by the Managed Care Network for mental health. The network comprises organisations providing projects across Lincolnshire. The network is funded by the Mental Health Promotion Fund. This fund has been established by Lincolnshire County Council and is managed by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Michael Morris from Tonic Health gave a presentation on the weekly meeting group that will take place every Tuesday between 4:30pm and 6pm at Tonic Health. The free weekly meetings - hosted by Safe Places Project Co-ordinator Vanessa Browning – are open to anyone who struggles with mental ill health, regardless of whether they have been diagnosed or not. The peer-led group will provide an opportunity to learn about mental health and hear from specialist guest speakers, and partake in a variety of different activities each week. Michael Morris, Chair of Trustees for Tonic Health said: “this is one of the first recognised mental health projects in Spalding, and we are delighted to be pushing the awareness and helping to break down the barriers and stigmas often associated with mental ill health. Longer term, the group will take ownership of what activities they participate in, and the direction the group take”.

 

Safe Places project coordinator, Vanessa said: “The weekly drop-in meetings are a very big part of our goal to provide safe places for people in Spalding. It’s a friendly environment and we are welcoming everyone. Hopefully people will come along to learn a little more and enjoy the great speakers and demonstrations that are on.”

 

Councillor Jack McLean gave a presentation on the ‘Safe Places Network’. The network aims to train representatives from local businesses and organisations supporting people with mental health. The scheme offers businesses free promotion as a local safe place, free training and even a free lunch. The training will begin next year but willing representatives are already being asked to come forward to reserve their place. The network will be undergo multimedia promotion including radio, print media and social media promotion. It was emphasised that the local ‘Safe Place Network’ will be readily available to anyone in need, as well as publically displayed on premises frontages.

 

Councillor McLean said: “We are pleased with the success of the launch event. The next priority is ensuring the word is spread on the excellent new resource that is available locally. I have very high hopes for the upcoming training and business network. I can see it making a silent difference. Local people can enjoy a day out without being burdened by mental ill-health, simply by planning a route through appropriate shops or activities. People are already telling me that the prospect is reassuring.”

 

Vicky Thomson, Chief Executive from The Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership gave the final presentation on the service they provide and their partnership working. The partnership is also in the process of an organisational review and re-branding to be launched in the coming weeks. They are aiming to work with local businesses and carers to help them recognise the values and difficulties from both parties when juggling a job whilst providing care support for family member or loved one.

 

For further information, please call Tonic Health on 01775 725059 and ask to speak to Vanessa. Alternatively, visit the website at www.spaldingsafeplaces.co.uk

 

   

Background Information

 

The Safe Places initiative is a collaboration between Tonic Health, Councillor Jack McLean and Vanessa Browning. The scheme is funded by the Managed Care Network for mental health. The network comprises organisations providing projects across Lincolnshire. The network is funded by the Mental Health Promotion Fund. This fund has been established by Lincolnshire County Council and is managed by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Tonic Health is a charity for Health and Wellbeing, based at 6 Broadgate House, Westlode Street, Spalding. The charity offer a variety of services including a complementary health clinic, weekly exercise sessions, dementia, mental health and after school children’s projects. 

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