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

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

 

 

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.

Coventry Does Strictly for CW Mind

Grab your dancing shoes and put your gladrags on, for Coventry Does Strictly is waltzing into the city. And it is our pleasure to announce that all the glitz and glamour will raise funds Coventry and Warwickshire Mind… and the star of the dancefloor could be you!

Coventry Does Strictly 2019 is organised by Dancing Feet, Coventry, and will be held on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11 2019 at the Royal Court Hotel, Coventry.

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.”

How you can be a star of Strictly for CW Mind

We are recruiting for men and women contestants aged 18+ to join the Coventry Does Strictly experience. All are welcome including beginners, and participants will be partnered with a professional dancer and benefit from expert dance tuition to ensure all fancy footwork is at its best for the big event. Turn up to practise, put on your best Waltz and who knows, you could be the proud owner of a glitterball trophy!

 

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.
  • Attend a meet and greet session at the Royal Court Hotel, Coventry, on Sunday 6 January 2019 at 6pm to meet the dancers from Dancing Feet, Coventry, staff from the Royal Court Hotel, and Coventry & Warwickshire Mind.
  • There will be a brief presentation by Coventry & Warwickshire Mind to help you understand the work of the Charity and a brief presentation by Mark Jefferies from Dancing Feet, Coventry, to help you understand how the event will work and what the final show will look like.

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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