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Volunteers required for an exciting new pilot project

We are looking for volunteers to get involved with our Community Adult Autism Support Service (CAASS) in Warwickshire.

Springfield Mind has been funded to deliver a pilot project working with adults with autism.  The volunteer opportunities available are:

  • To work alongside staff delivering six-week courses (2 hrs per week) to enable individuals to understand, come to terms with and self-manage their diagnosis
  • To work alongside staff providing and facilitating peer support groups to decrease isolation and build social networks (2 hrs per week)

Induction and training opportunities will be provided.

The above volunteer roles are available in either Stratford or Leamington.

If you are interested, or would like to find out more, please contact Melanie Campbell on 01789 298615 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Upcoming Events

Events

This is a list of upcoming events that we are involved in:

 

Dates for Diary

  • 14-20 May - Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 10 September - Suicide Prevention Day
  • 10 October - World Mental Health Day

Walking out of Darkness

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Walkers raise vital funds for Warwickshire and Worcestershire’s leading mental health charity

On Sunday, October 7th, supporters and friends of Springfield Mind took part in the "Walk Out of Darkness" event held in Birmingham to mark World Mental Health day the following Wednesday, raising £1700 in sponsorship.

Organised by CLASP (Counselling Life Advice Suicide Prevention), "Walk Out of Darkness" brings together friends, colleagues and services to raise awareness of the importance of mental health.

Carol Roberts, Ian Carson and Caroline Nichols, trustees of Springfield Mind, were joined by a team of 9 teaching staff from Briar Hill Primary School at Victoria Square for the 10km circular walk through the canals of Birmingham.

Affiliated to, but not funded by, national Mind, Springfield Mind runs four wellbeing hubs from Timothy's Bridge Road in Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as Warwick, Leamington Spa and Evesham along with comprehensive training for organisations and businesses.

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‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ is a unique Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention event, which brings together the Public with Businesses, Schools, Universities and many more to assist, inspire and motivate everyone regarding Mental Health Awareness and work to create zero suicide local and regional communities across the country.

The events have grown over the course of 4 years via public support wanting to obtain, more mental health wellbeing information and participate in raising awareness and reducing the stigma in their local and regional communities. The event has also received support from the Government, PHE, local Councils, NHS England, Sport England and many more offering to assist and support future events in local and regional communities.

Walking Out of Darkness events enable everyone from mental health charities, members of the public, local authorities, schools, universities, businesses and many more to come together in unity for Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention enabling all to:

• Walk together and establish relationships to improve your local / regional communities mental health awareness with local Councils, Charities, Services, Businesses, Schools, Universities and many more.

• Help raise mental wellbeing to overcome the stigma of mental illness in local and regional communities with the support of local Councils, Charities, Businesses, Schools and Universities.

• Fundraise for any local and regional mental health charity, using the Walking Out Of Darkness infrastructure and logistics provided by CLASP Charity.

In 2018, there are 7 ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’ events from May to October (Mental Health Awareness Week to World Mental Health Day) with events in London, Nottingham, York, Brighton, Bristol, Norwich and Birmingham.