Bridging the Gap

The Yard, a venue at the heart of the LGBTQ+ community in Coventry, is doing great work for mental health and we’re delighted they’re supporting us as fundraisers, as we work to increase diversity and inclusion for all. 

They organised two events in partnership with us last year, alongside kind donations from the Yard and their customers which support our ability to offer information and support around mental health support within the LGBTQ+ community.

So they far they have raised more than £800 to support our mental health services.

Working together

Their first event was a hard-hitting drama around suicide with CW Mind representatives available during the event to provide support and signposting to services.

This was the start of us working together to bridge the gap in support for the LGBTQ+ community in new ways, with Leeya, our Director of Operations, and Ambassador Dee Hodgson among the contestants taking part in Coventry does Strictly LGBT. 

The Yard went on to organise a staff Get Me Out of Here event which saw them overcome their fears in a Bushtucker trial featuring a bar menu with a difference, to raise further funds and awareness of our work together.

New year

We would like to thank all at The Yard for their support of the work that we do. We look forward to continuing to build an environment together where every person feels able to reach out for information and mental health support, for a safer and happier community here in Coventry and Warwickshire.

As the new year begins, we will continue to work closely with The Yard and the wider LGBTQ+ community to promote mental health awareness. Look out for future partnership events as more are being planned.

** A Dragged through the Yard event is due to take place every week for six weeks from February 21st. Please keep an eye out for more details. **

Masquerade Ball at Nailcote

Nailcote Hall, Berkswell

Come along to Nailcote Hall in Berkswell on Friday November 8 2019 for a night of magic and mystery to raise funds to support our work here at Coventry and Warwickshire Mind.

Louise Courtney and Anna McGee are organising the masquerade ball as they recognise the world is full of people who wear a mask to hide how they truly feel and are keen help those of us who are struggling, while promoting the importance of wellbeing.

We are thrilled they have chosen Coventry and Warwickshire Mind to be the beneficiary of money raised.

The event starts at 7pm and is the perfect opportunity to get glammed up with your masquerade evening attire to help raise money for our charity.

The tickets are £40 per person with an additional £3.23 booking fee. This will pay for your entry along with:

  • Three course meal
  • Live entertainment
  • Disco
  • Raffle
  • Auction

All funds raised from the raffle along with any money raised on the night will all go to Coventry and Warwickshire Mind. Tickets are on sale now.

To purchase your tickets click this link.

CW Mind Pool Tournament

Our Wellbeing Hub in Coventry is preparing to host a pool tournament.

The event on March 27 is being organised by one of our members who dedicates his time to making sure all who attend have a fantastic time.

Roy, the tournament’s organiser, is a regular and well known member of the Hub.

Has said: “ I enjoy the hub, sitting in the garden and playing pool. I organise the pool tournaments because I enjoy doing them, and when I see everyone else enjoying themselves. It’s nice when the hub is busy on a pool tournament day.”

The tournament has up to 16 places and these are filling up fast. To get your place on the list, please drop into the Hub at the following address:

Where: Wellington Gardens

Windsor Street,

Coventry

CV1 3BT

When:

Wednesday, March 27 2019 at 2pm

Why don’t you came along and join us? We only ask for a £1 donation and all refreshments are provided.

Additional donations to cover the cost of trophies and prizes will be gratefully received and can be made at the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!