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News & Events

Spring 2019 Newsletter

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Upcoming Events


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

  • Saturday Aug 31 - Evesham Scarecrow Festival, Hampton Ferry, Evesham
  • Sunday Oct 13 - Walk out of Darkness, Birmingham

Dates for Diary

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

Talking Tables

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Quiz Christmas 2018 Answers

The following are all clues to birds—but which are they?

  1. Prime tool Yellowhammer
  2. Practice boxing in a line Sparrow
  3. Tin is ventilated Canary
  4. Member of senior service Wren
  5. Stealing Robin
  6. She’s not off Heron
  7. Sounds like a Moroccan hat on an insect Pheasant
  8. Moan Grouse
  9. Famous train Mallard
  10. Out of breath Puffin
  11. Rouse feline Kittiwake
  12. 70’s TV family Partridge
  13. Sibling is family Siskin
  14. Finished rap on door Dunnock
  15. Gulp Swallow
  16. Perused a flying toy Red kite
  17. Invoice for cutlery Spoonbill
  18. Stem Stork
  19. Bee noise isn’t easy Buzzard
  20. Meadow price to ride Fieldfare
  21. An interest Hobby
  22. Angry beak Crowbill
  23. Brag Crow
  24. Castle Rook
  25. Monarch angler Kingfisher
  26. Jape Lark
  27. Rapid Swift
  28. Twist round the North Pole Arctic tern
  29. Short glossy publication in pastry Magpie
  30. More than one are able Toucan
  31. Vowel on fire Flamingo
  32. Brazil causes egg to open Nuthatch
  33. What a happy dog might do Wagtail
  34. Average goes off Parrot
  35. Stnightorm Nightingale
  36. Enclosure for Nell Penguin
  37. Shrink in fear Quail
  38. Vowels petition God Osprey
  39. Children may do this to a donkey Pintail
  40. ‘ave a collection of zeroes Avocet
  41. Very dark hat Blackcap
  42. Wheat are in a sponge Corncrake
  43. Dunker Dipper
  44. Elizabeth I wore one of these Ruff
  45. Talk to me, rock Stonechat
  46. I scored no runs Eider duck
  47. Lift opening Jackdaw
  48. A shade of blue Green teal
  49. King Arthur’s wizard Merlin
  50. Have you finished? Stop! Dunlin

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.