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.

 

EventDetailsWhereWhen
Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus in Coventry city centreJoin 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 centreThursday, February 7

11am – 3pm

Coventry Wellbeing HubJoin 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 3BTThursday, February 7

1pm – 5pm

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5.30pm – 7.30pm

 

Nuneaton Wellbeing HubJoin 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 5XRThursday, 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.

 

Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus

 

L – R Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus driver, Dave Allen, Cllr Kamran Caan, Chair of Coventry Health and Wellbeing Board, Steven Hill, CEO of Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, and Adrian Collins, Year of Wellbeing blogger outside Coventry Cathedral.

Our Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus is back on the road for 2019.

Come and meet our new-look wellbeing resource on wheels which displays Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing logos for 2019.

Its bright new colour scheme has already been well received by health officials when the bus was parked at Year of Wellbeing events, the first of which took place outside Coventry Cathedral.

There has also been an event outside Shire Hall in Warwick where Year of Wellbeing pledges were signed and people were encouraged to get on board our bus.

 

Visit our bus

With stops across Coventry and Warwickshire starting in January, members of the public also have the opportunity to visit the bus at various scheduled locations and events throughout the year.

The bus timetable for 2019 can be found via this link and new dates will also be added.

Please check the CW Mind Twitter account @cwmind for the latest bus updates and feel free to step on board to access mental health support and a range of wellbeing resources.

 

Here to help

L- R Councillor Les Caborn, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, and Councillor Izzi Seccombe, Porfolio Lead for Wellbeing, with the Coventry and Warwickshire Mind Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus outside Shire Hall in Warwick.

The bus is one of the many ways we reach out to communities in Coventry and Warwickshire to promote positive aspects of mental health and wellbeing, in addition to the support services we provide through our free to access Wellbeing Hub services.

We hope to see you on our bus soon.

 

Book our bus

If you’re having an event, we may be able to bring our bus if you can accommodate it (it’s rather large!). If you are interested, please email bus@cwmind.org.uk

New Year Jobs Fair

 

 

Are you considering a new job for 2019?

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind has vacancies in a range of rewarding roles supporting local people experiencing mental health issues.

We invite anyone interested in working for our charity to join us at our jobs fair in Coventry in January, to find out more about Coventry and Warwickshire Mind and discuss our current vacancies.

Please join us if you’re keen on one of the roles listed below, or spread the word among those who you think might be interested.

 

Current Vacancies:

  • Intensive Recovery Support Workers, Coventry
  • Registered Nurses, St Clair Gardens, Coventry
  • Support Staff, Coventry Wellbeing Hub
  • Maintenance Worker, Coventry
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Trainer, Nuneaton and Bedworth
  • CAMHS LAC Practitioners, Coventry and Warwickshire

 

Jobs fair information:

 

When: Saturday 5 January 2019, 12noon – 4pm

Where: St Clair Gardens, Livingstone Road, Foleshill, Coventry, CV6 5AR

Contact: For more information about the jobs fair, please call St Clair Gardens on 024 7655 5387.

Year of Wellbeing 2019

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is proud to support the Year of Wellbeing.

L – R Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus driver, Dave Allen, Cllr Kamran Caan, Chair of Coventry Health and Wellbeing Board, Steven Hill, CEO of Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, and Adrian Collins, Year of Wellbeing blogger

The Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing is a unique partnership between Coventry and Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Boards, the first of its kind in the country, to address challenges which affect us all.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind shares the Year of Wellbeing’s vision for a strong community, inspired and empowered to take action to improve health and wellbeing for themselves and others in 2019 and beyond.

Steven Hill, CEO of Coventry and Warwickshire Mind, said: “We are delighted to support the Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing to improve the health and wellbeing of all in our area.

“The Year of Wellbeing, 2019, is already shaping up to be exciting year for our charity as we continue to work hard to ensure sure no-one experiences a mental health problem alone with a range of free to access services.

“Our new-look Mental Health & Wellbeing Bus goes public in January with a number of scheduled stops across Coventry and Warwickshire. All are welcome to get on board where you can get advice and information.

“Our bus is one of a range of ways we reach out to communities, along with a number of Wellbeing Hub drop-ins, some of which open every day of the year.

“We also encourage everyone to join us for RED January, a move every day challenge for the start of 2019 to help manage mental health through physical activity.

“For the Year of Wellbeing and beyond, we urge everyone to focus on their mental wellbeing as well their physical health, and Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is here to help anyone who needs it.”

 

For more information about the Coventry and Warwickshire Year of Wellbeing, click here.

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

 

DateWellbeing HubDrop-in opening times
Thursday, December 13thCoventry1pm – 5pm
Nuneaton5pm – 8pm
Friday, December 14thMancetter1pm – 4pm
Coventry1pm – 5pm
Bedworth5pm – 8pm
Saturday, December 15thRugby10am – 1pm
Coventry1pm – 5pm
Sunday, December 16thCoventry1pm – 5pm
Monday, December 17thMancetter9am – 12noon
Coventry1pm – 5pm
Tuesday, December 18thRugby1pm – 4pm
Coventry1pm – 5pm
Nuneaton5pm – 8pm
Wednesday, December 19thCoventry1pm – 5pm
Bedworth5pm – 8pm
Thursday, December 20thCoventry1pm – 5pm
Nuneaton5pm – 8pm
Friday, December 21stMancetter1pm – 4pm
Coventry1pm – 5pm
Bedworth5pm – 8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday, December 22nd – Friday, January 2nd

 

DateWellbeing HubOpening times
Saturday, December 22ndRugbyDrop-in: 10am – 1pm; Walk-in: 10am – 1pm
CoventryDrop-in 1pm – 5pm
Sunday, December 23rdCoventryDrop-in 1pm – 5pm
Monday, December 24thMancetterDrop-in: 9am – 12noon
CoventryDrop-in 11am – 3pm
Tuesday, December 25thCoventryDrop-in: 11am – 3pm
 

Nuneaton

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

024 7771 2288

9am – 4pm

BedworthPhone support

024 7771 2288

9am – 4pm

RugbyPhone support

024 7771 2288

9am – 4pm

Wednesday, December 26thCoventryDrop-in: 1pm – 5pm
BedworthDrop-in: 9am – 12noon; Walk-in 1pm – 4pm
Thursday, December 27thCoventryDrop-in: 1pm – 5pm
NuneatonDrop-in: 5pm – 8pm
MancetterWalk-in: 1pm – 4pm
RugbyDrop-in: 1pm – 4pm
Friday, December 28thCoventryDrop-in: 1pm – 5pm
BedworthDrop-in: 5pm – 8pm
MancetterDrop-in: 1pm – 4pm
Saturday, December 29thRugbyDrop-in: 10am – 1pm; Walk-in: 10am – 1pm
CoventryDrop-in: 1pm – 5pm
Sunday, December 30thCoventryDrop-in: 1pm – 5pm
Monday, December 31stMancetterDrop-in: 9am – 12noon
CoventryDrop-in 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday, January 1stRugbyDrop-in: 1pm – 4pm; Phone support: 9am – 4pm on 024 77712288
CoventryDrop-in: 11am – 3pm
NuneatonDrop-in: 5pm – 8pm; Walk-in: 1pm -4pm
MancetterPhone support: 9am – 4pm on 024 77712288
BedworthPhone support: 9am – 4pm on 024 77712288
Wednesday, January 2ndCoventryDrop-in 1pm – 5pm
BedworthDrop-in: 5pm – 8pm; Walk-in: 5pm – 8pm
Thursday, January 3rdCoventryDrop-in: 1pm – 5pm
NuneatonDrop-in: 5pm – 8pm
MancetterWalk-in: 1pm – 4pm
Friday, January 4thMancetterDrop-in: 1pm – 4pm
CoventryDrop-in: 1pm – 5pm
BedworthDrop-in: 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, January 5thRugbyWalk-in: 10am – 1pm
CoventryDrop-in: 1pm – 5pm

National Stress Awareness Day 2018

Create a Stress Awareness Space at your workplace or school.

We all know what it’s like to feel stressed – being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse.

National Stress Awareness Day, which takes place on 7th November 2018, is a great opportunity to take a moment to think about our wellbeing and find advice or support on managing stress.

For us to maintain our wellbeing, noticing what’s making us stressed helps us learn how we can deal with it. This is particularly important in the workplace or school environment where stresses of workload and working relationships are common.

Create your own Stress Awareness Space where staff and students can share their thoughts and feelings when they are feeling stressed.

Sharing how you’re feeling with friends and colleagues can make a huge difference. By sharing, you could get some great advice and tips or find you can support other colleagues who need help.

 

 

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.

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