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Supporting Mental Health Organisations

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Voluntary and Community Mental Health organisations deliver fantastic mental health support for their communities. We can help and support these organisations to thrive!

The NHS recognises that charities and social enterprises must not only be brought in as a key delivery partner within the local models, but that the developments must focus on the practically integration of the different service offers within each area and have introduced the Mental Health Transformation programme, funded through the Wakefield Mental Health Alliance.

This innovative and collaborative programme is co-delivered by Nova, Age UK Wakefield District, and Young Lives Consortium. Rachel Hale, our Mental Health Community Builder, leads on this project for Nova.

Together we empower and enable community organisations with:

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Expert training and peer workshops in supporting Mental Health

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Collaboration, co-design and partnership working

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Mental Health Grants available to voluntary and community sector organisations

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Identifying gaps in provision and collaborating to co-design sector solutions

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Enabling innovative sector solutions to real health challenges e.g. menopause support

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A new pilot grant programme to allow 5 Third Sector Framework Members to improve sustainability and become contract ready - Thinking Differently

How do I apply?

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Expert training and peer workshops in supporting Mental Health

2

Collaboration, co-design and partnership working

3

Mental Health Grants available to voluntary and community sector organisations

4

Identifying gaps in provision and collaborating to co-design sector solutions

5

Enabling innovative sector solutions to real health challenges e.g. menopause support

6

A new pilot grant programme to allow 5 Third Sector Framework Members to improve sustainability and become contract ready - Thinking Differently

Rebecca Dunford
Social Prescribing Services Manager
Shannon Simpson
Service Coordinator
Caroline Sylvester
Service Coordinator
Adele Spaven
Social Prescribing Advisor
Gemma Naylor
Social Prescribing Advisor
Fareeda Mir
Social Prescribing Advisor
Dave Harrison
Social Prescribing Advisor
Gemma Newman
Social Prescribing Advisor
Helen Hackney
Social Prescribing Advisor
Janet Watson
Self Management Advisor
Paul Boyd
Self Management Service Administrator
Dawn Gzella
Senior Social Prescribing Advisor - Wakefield Health Alliance North
Callum Buck
Social Prescribing Link Worker - Trinity Health Group
Justyna Banks
Social Prescribing Link Worker - Wakefield Health Alliance Central
Andrea Vickers
Social Prescribing Link Worker - Five Towns
Mirban Hussain
Social Prescribing Link Worker - Brigantes PCN
Jazz Johal
Social Prescribing Link Worker - West Wakefield PCN
Sharon Kennedy
Social Prescribing Link Worker - Wakefield Health Alliance South
Katty Keyhani from Alzheimer’s Society
The Health and Wellbeing Board
Sharlene Featherstone from Second Chance Headway
The Health and Care Partnership
Amaina Elzoubir from One Ummah Community
Health Inequalities Steering Group
Ross Grant from Wakefield & District Society for Deaf People
The People’s Panel
Jenn Bravo from Turning Lives Around
Housing Health and Social Care Partnership
Steven Busfield from Empath Action
The Children and Young People’s Partnership
Anna Blight from Pontefract Reads
The Early Years Strategic Partnership Board
Chris Bingham from Pontefract Reads
The Early Years Strategic Partnership Board
Sanel Ncube from Young People’s Empowerment Project
The Wakefield Local Area SEND & Alternative Provision Strategic Partnership Board
Berni O'Brien from St George's Lupset
Early Help Strategic Partnership Board
Eleanor Bradbury from Rycroft Youth Centre
Wakefield Safeguarding Children Executive
Madeleine France from Blossom Training & Development
The Safer Together Partnership
Louie Stafford from Learnest CIC
Hate Crime Strategic Group
Lisa Kaye from Well Women Centre
The Safeguarding Adults Board and The Domestic Abuse Management Board
Tamsin Lim from Well Women Centre
The Domestic Abuse Management Board
Helen Oades from Rosalie Ryrie
Wakefield District Domestic Abuse Workforce Development Group
Dick Davies from Wakefield District City of Sanctuary
Wakefield Multi-Agency Asylum Meeting
Ali Robinson-Rowe from CoActive Arts
Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Board
Angie Callaghan from Alzheimer’s Society
Wakefield Carers Strategy Implementation Group
Duncan Smith from Trinity Church
Wakefield Carers Strategy Implementation Group
Angie Callaghan from Alzheimer’s Society
Jane Walton from Yorkshire Mentoring CIC
The Employment and Skills Strategy Group
Julius Olutokun from Dominion Training
The Employment and Skills Steering Group
Lucy Herrick from Turning Point
Wakefield Combatting Drugs Partnership

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