Mental health awareness with CCFC

Sports fans and mental health advocates, we’re looking for people like you to join us at a Coventry City FC home match at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry to promote mental health..

Participants get to watch the match free and no prior experience is needed.

We’re seeking volunteers for the match day below.

Coventry City FC Match Details

Match: Coventry City vs Oxford United

Where: Ricoh Arena, Coventry

When: March 23rd 2019

Time: TBC

EFL Partnership

This exciting opportunity forms part of national Mind’s partnership with the English Football League (EFL) to promote mental health through the power of football. You may have noticed the distinctive Mind squiggle on the back of every EFL shirt.

As part of the partnership, volunteers are being sought for football grounds across England and Wales to collect money for local mental health services and raise awareness of mental health.

Sign up

Register to volunteer at the Coventry City FC match and for other match day volunteering opportunities across England and Wales with the Mind and EFL partnership via this link

Have a question?

Find out more by emailing football@mind.org.uk

Coventry Does Strictly Tickets

Coventry Does Strictly 2019 tickets are available to buy.

We’re pleased to announce the details of Coventry’s answer to Strictly Come Dancing, a glitzy event with two dates in May.

Come along to the Citrus Hotel in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, near Coventry, on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, 2019 to watch Dancing Feet, Coventry, and the dancing contestants put on amazing performances following months of dedicated dance practise and meticulous event planning.

Proceeds from the show will go to Coventry and Warwickshire Mind.

 

A fun night guaranteed

The two dates are set to be memorable occasions as Dancing Feet, Coventry, takes 20 members of the public and teaches them to dance a Waltz and Jive over eight weeks, then compete against each other to win the coveted Coventry Does Strictly 2019 trophy on the show dates. 

Expect to be entertained by show dance and movie themed routines, along with a gospel choir performance.  

The ticket price includes:

  • a three course meal
  • a free drink on arrival and
  • a free bottle of red and white wine

 

Coventry Does Strictly is being held to raise funds to support the mental health services provided by Coventry and Warwickshire Mind.

Mark Jefferies, of Dancing Feet, Coventry, said: “Dancing Feet, Coventry, selected Coventry and Warwickshire Mind as the beneficiary for 2019 Coventry Does Strictly because it’s an ideal way to raise the profile of such a great charity and the work it does and with increased public awareness of the importance of good mental health for everyone, this is a great way of supporting a range of activities.”

 

Buy your tickets online

To make sure you get a place at this year’s show, go to the official ticket website here to secure your place.

Time to Talk Day

Time to Talk Day takes place on the first Thursday of February every year, and this year is on Thursday 7 February 2019. 

Here at Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, we’re proud to support the national campaign which is an opportunity for everyone to have a conversation about mental health, whether with friends, family or work colleagues.

We would encourage everyone to get involved as Time to Talk Day brings the nation together and gets people talking to break the silence around mental health problems.

 

Here’s why the day is so important…

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet people are still afraid to talk about it. 

The purpose of the national campaign is to raise awareness that having conversations about mental health helps break down stereotypes, improves relationships, aids recovery and takes the stigma out of something that affects us all.

There are lots of different ways to have a conversation about mental health, and you don’t have to be an expert to talk.

Find out more about the campaign via the Time to Talk Day website.

 

 

 

 

 

Local events

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind will be supporting Time to Talk Day this year with a range of events across Coventry and Warwickshire on the day. Take a look at the table below and please watch this space as more details will be added.

You will also find us posting updates on our Time to Talk Day activities on Twitter and Facebook using the #timetotalk hashtag.

We hope you can join us on the day.

 

Event Details Where When
Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus in Coventry city centre Join us on our new-look Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus for Time to Talk Day resources and to speak to CW Mind staff about our services. Broadgate, Coventry city centre Thursday, February 7

11am – 3pm

Coventry Wellbeing Hub Join us at our Wellbeing Hub in Coventry to talk about mental health and discover ways to improve mental wellbeing. Coventry Wellbeing Hub, Wellington Gardens, Coventry, CV1 3BT Thursday, February 7

1pm – 5pm

&

5.30pm – 7.30pm

 

Nuneaton Wellbeing Hub Join us at our Wellbeing Hub in Nuneaton to talk about mental health and discover ways to improve mental wellbeing. Nuneaton Wellbeing Hub, Newtown Chambers, Suite 3, Corporation Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5XR Thursday, February 7

5pm – 8pm

 

 

Autism support service

The Autism support service aims to provide support to children, young people and families pre and post an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis.

Choir Spreads Festive Spirit

Silver Lining Chorus helped bring festive cheer to Hatton Country World near Warwick before Christmas, and raised £43.00 for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind with their fantastic voices.

Despite the miserable weather, the ladies choir kept visitors to the country attraction in the Christmas spirit with their singing.

The chorus was formed in 2000 with nine members and has grown rapidly to 45 members over the years. We are extremely grateful for their support, particularly as they have chosen Coventry and Warwickshire Mind as their charity of the year.

As part of their commitment to raising funds in support of the mental health services our charity provides, Silver Lining Chorus held a fashion show in September 2018 in which they raised £180.

Keep up with the excellent singing, ladies. You’re all doing fantastic work.

 

Quiz Night in Rugby

We would like to say a big thank you to all who attended a quiz night at Rugby Workers Club in Oliver Street, Rugby, on the evening of Friday 16th November.

They helped raise a total of £270 for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind as one of the Mayor of Rugby’s two chosen charities, to support local people experiencing mental health issues.

It was a great evening with the Mayor of Rugby, Councillor Tom Mahoney, attending to show his support. There was plenty of laughter and tasty food, too, all of which resulted in a great amount to add to the pot of money already raised for the mayor’s charities.

We truly appreciate the efforts of all those who helped raise money to support the mental health services provided here at Coventry and Warwickshire Mind. Also, thanks once again to the Mayor of Rugby for choosing us as one of his charities of the year.

Festive Season Opening Times 2018

Are you feeling alone or overwhelmed at this time of year? Our Wellbeing Hubs are open throughout the festive season.

We’re here to help whenever you need mental health support, whatever the time of year, including Christmas Day.

We know this time of year can be difficult and Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is here to give you the support you need over the Christmas and New Year season, with free sessions for those of us in need of company and someone to talk to.

Peer-led drop-ins offer you the opportunity to meet others in safe environment.

Walk-ins offer the opportunity to access information and resources. It is also possible to talk in private for up to 20 minutes with our experienced practitioners.

Phone support offers the opportunity to talk to an experienced wellbeing practitioner

 

Please scroll down to take a look at the festive season opening times for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind’s Wellbeing Hubs in the tables below.

 



Click this link to download the full festive opening times for Wellbeing for Warwickshire, including South Warwickshire Wellbeing Hub services in Stratford Upon Avon, Leamington Spa, Warwick, Mancetter, Bedworth, Nuneaton and Rugby.WCC Christmas times 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, December 13 – Friday, December 21

 

Date Wellbeing Hub Drop-in opening times
Thursday, December 13th Coventry 1pm – 5pm
Nuneaton 5pm – 8pm
Friday, December 14th Mancetter 1pm – 4pm
Coventry 1pm – 5pm
Bedworth 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, December 15th Rugby 10am – 1pm
Coventry 1pm – 5pm
Sunday, December 16th Coventry 1pm – 5pm
Monday, December 17th Mancetter 9am – 12noon
Coventry 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday, December 18th Rugby 1pm – 4pm
Coventry 1pm – 5pm
Nuneaton 5pm – 8pm
Wednesday, December 19th Coventry 1pm – 5pm
Bedworth 5pm – 8pm
Thursday, December 20th Coventry 1pm – 5pm
Nuneaton 5pm – 8pm
Friday, December 21st Mancetter 1pm – 4pm
Coventry 1pm – 5pm
Bedworth 5pm – 8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 22nd – Friday, January 2nd

 

Date Wellbeing Hub Opening times
Saturday, December 22nd Rugby Drop-in: 10am – 1pm; Walk-in: 10am – 1pm
Coventry Drop-in 1pm – 5pm
Sunday, December 23rd Coventry Drop-in 1pm – 5pm
Monday, December 24th Mancetter Drop-in: 9am – 12noon
Coventry Drop-in 11am – 3pm
Tuesday, December 25th Coventry Drop-in: 11am – 3pm
 

Nuneaton

Drop-in: 9am – 12noon; Walk-in 1pm – 4pm; Phone support  on 024 7771 2288
Mancetter Phone support

024 7771 2288

9am – 4pm

Bedworth Phone support

024 7771 2288

9am – 4pm

Rugby Phone support

024 7771 2288

9am – 4pm

Wednesday, December 26th Coventry Drop-in: 1pm – 5pm
Bedworth Drop-in: 9am – 12noon; Walk-in 1pm – 4pm
Thursday, December 27th Coventry Drop-in: 1pm – 5pm
Nuneaton Drop-in: 5pm – 8pm
Mancetter Walk-in: 1pm – 4pm
Rugby Drop-in: 1pm – 4pm
Friday, December 28th Coventry Drop-in: 1pm – 5pm
Bedworth Drop-in: 5pm – 8pm
Mancetter Drop-in: 1pm – 4pm
Saturday, December 29th Rugby Drop-in: 10am – 1pm; Walk-in: 10am – 1pm
Coventry Drop-in: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday, December 30th Coventry Drop-in: 1pm – 5pm
Monday, December 31st Mancetter Drop-in: 9am – 12noon
Coventry Drop-in 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday, January 1st Rugby Drop-in: 1pm – 4pm; Phone support: 9am – 4pm on 024 77712288
Coventry Drop-in: 11am – 3pm
Nuneaton Drop-in: 5pm – 8pm; Walk-in: 1pm -4pm
Mancetter Phone support: 9am – 4pm on 024 77712288
Bedworth Phone support: 9am – 4pm on 024 77712288
Wednesday, January 2nd Coventry Drop-in 1pm – 5pm
Bedworth Drop-in: 5pm – 8pm; Walk-in: 5pm – 8pm
Thursday, January 3rd Coventry Drop-in: 1pm – 5pm
Nuneaton Drop-in: 5pm – 8pm
Mancetter Walk-in: 1pm – 4pm
Friday, January 4th Mancetter Drop-in: 1pm – 4pm
Coventry Drop-in: 1pm – 5pm
Bedworth Drop-in: 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, January 5th Rugby Walk-in: 10am – 1pm
Coventry Drop-in: 1pm – 5pm

An Amazing Year with Elite Group

We would like to thank one of our corporate fundraising partners, Elite Group, where staff have raised a brilliant £13,959.96 since the start of the year for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, by donating every month and getting involved in a range of fundraising events. Read on to discover some of their highlights.

 

 

Wolf Run

One of the first organised events Elite Group staff took part in was the Wolf Run in April. A total of 22 team members from Elite Group completed the Wolf Run for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind.

 

 

Three Peaks Challenge

Their next big event was the Three Peaks Challenge. The three mountains attempted were Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and ten members of Elite Group took on the huge challenge; Luke Moore, Luke Arnold, Laura Dewes, Laura Rollins, Paul Wilkinson, Phil Kolodynski, Charlie Stevens, Lisa McClusker, Andy White and Leah Turner. Four of the team managed to climb all three mountains, seven managed two mountains and nine climbed one mountain, so a big thank you to all who took part.

 

CW Mind skydive

Two team members from Elite Group Josh Lane and Andy White as well as a team members son Ben Chapman joined a number of other brave skydivers to take part in the Big CW Mind Skydive in May 2018. Over £1,000 was raised for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind by the participants from the Elite Group. Well done!

 

 

September Ball

On behalf of Elite Group, company director Luke and his family organised a ball that took place in September. This raised a fantastic £3,250 which money has gone towards funding the following services at Coventry and Warwickshire Mind:

 

  • 2 x Anxiety Management & Relaxation Courses (10 weeks)
  • 2 x Coping with Low Mood and Depression (5 weeks)
  • 2 x Wellbeing in Later Life (3 weeks)
  • 2 x Improving Confidence and Self Esteem (5 weeks)

 

Congratulations to Elite Group on such an amazing, action-packed year!

Show of Support on Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day was a big day for fundraising collections as our business development Lead, Jade Clarke, met with generous fundraisers who handed over more than £4,000 on the day alone, every penny of which will be spent supporting local people experiencing mental health issues. Find out what some of our fundraisers told us about why they chose to support Coventry and Warwickshire Mind below.

 

TSB Branch

A big thank you to Isaac Hinds and Rory Bentley from TSB Coventry High Street branch who ran the Draycote 10k Challenge on October 7th and raised a total of £1,595.85 for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind from the challenge and fundraising activities in branch. Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is the TSB branch’s chosen charity of the year and Rory has announced he will be taking part in the two further Draycote Runs in November this year and February 2019 for our charity. Isaac told us he believed it was a good challenge to take part in and a great opportunity to get involved with. He believes in the work and support that Coventry and Warwickshire Mind offers and he said he wanted to test himself and show what he could achieve.

 

The Loaded Gig

A huge thank you to Paul from the Coventry alternative band The Loaded who hosted an evening full of music at the Canal Basin in Coventry in September. The band raised £500 for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind on the night which was handed to CW Mind on World Mental Health Day. We asked Paul why he chose to support Coventry and Warwickshire Mind and he said he had lost a dear friend who suffered from mental health issues before he passed away and he wants to help make a difference. We truly appreciate the band’s support of our work.

 

RS Components

A samosa sale for staff was held at RS Components in Nuneaton where employees were given the opportunity to talk about mental health and wellbeing. They chose to support CW Mind as staff members have lost relatives due to mental health and they raised £1,282.18 in total through company match funding which was given to us on World Mental Health Day. We are so grateful.

 

 

 

Neil Griffiths Art Exhibition

Another big thank you goes to local artist Neil Griffiths who held his very first art exhibition at Dhillon’s Brewery and raised £150 for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind. The exhibition was held on September 28th and was a great success. We asked why he decided to raise money for our charity and he told us he truly believed in the work and support Coventry and Warwickshire Mind offers and wants to help raise awareness of mental health. Well done, Neil!

 

Power Runs

Thank you to the organisers of the Power Runs in Coventry and all the participants who raised a fantastic £800 for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind in a Summer Virtual Challenge which involved more than 50 local people who ran or walked 100k between July and September. The cheque was presented to us on World Mental Health Day as participants were awarded with medals in honour of their achievement. We are so proud of everyone involved.

 

Bracelets Sale

A huge thank you also goes out to Martin Power and Vicky Nash who have created beautiful mental health awareness bracelets in memory of a dear friend, and in doing so raised £310 for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind. We are truly grateful for the money they raised. These bracelets were designed and made to remind others that there is always someone out there who cares, to bring comfort and send the message that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Each bracelet was sold for £5 each, including delivery, with £3 from each sale going to Coventry and Warwickshire Mind. The money they raised will go to our adult services, counselling and one to one support sessions.

Men Needed for Strictly Does Coventry

We are appealing for men in particular to join Coventry Does Strictly 2019.

Men, this is a chance for you to bring out your inner Fred Astaire and look super cool on the dancefloor.

We already have a number of female contestants lined up to take part in the glamourous fundraiser, the result of a new partnership with Dancing Feet Coventry which has chosen to support Coventry and Warwickshire Mind’s work.

This event is being held to raise funds to support the mental health services we provide but we are in need of more male partners to help make this event a success.

Please get in touch if you are interested or know someone who might be keen to join this fantastic opportunity.

Contestants are asked to:

  • Raise a minimum of £500 in sponsorship by setting up a fundraising webpage and taking part in other fundraising  activities for Coventry and Warwickshire Mind.
  • Learn to dance a Waltz and a Jive routine, as choreographed by Dancing Feet, Coventry.
  • Attend twice weekly training sessions, starting from Sunday 9 March 2019 at 6pm until 8pm and Friday 15 March 2019 at 7.30pm until 9.30pm. This will provide eight weeks of pre-event training.
  • The main events will take place 10th and 11th May at the Citrus Hotel Coventry

For more information: 

Anyone interested in taking part should email Mark Jefferies at jefferiesmark1@sky.com for more information, a training schedule and a registration form.

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