What comes to Mind when you think of Cornwall?
Online Art Auction by Artists and Celebrities
Friday 16th April to Sunday 25th April 2021
We are thrilled to present our very first art auction, going live, online, on Friday 16th April, 2021. This exciting event will feature artwork from more than 100 artists, celebrities and well-known people. Artists from all over the UK have kindly donated their work, basing it on our theme: ‘What comes to Mind when you think of Cornwall’.
Sponsored by The John Dyer Gallery, the auction will feature paintings, print work, photographs, sculpture and ceramics and each item will be auctioned in aid of Cornwall Mind. This last 12 months has been a year of anxiety and uncertainty and more people need us than ever before. All profit raised from the auction will be used directly to help fund Cornwall Mind’s vital wellbeing services to make sure people have a place to turn.
Among those who have kindly donated is comedian Joe Lycett, who has painted a portrait of Martin Clunes, aka ITV1’s Doc Martin.
For TV gardener & presenter Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, it was the coast and sub-tropical plants of Cornwall that came to mind.
Pop legend and TV presenter Kim Wilde has taken family holidays by the sea as her inspiration.
Bafta-winning actress Katherine Parkinson, star of The IT Crowd, has painted two stand-out portraits of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall – her unique take on our theme.
“The Art Auction for Cornwall Mind is a fantastic opportunity to challenge the stigma of mental illness and raise the profile of Cornwall and Cornwall Mind. We have been very lucky to have the support of some very generous and talented people from the artistic community and from people who have public profile in other areas. So dig deep and make your walls and someone else’s world a brighter place.”
Paul Reeve, CEO Cornwall Mind
Follow our art auction Instagram page @cornwallmindartauction
Find our event on Facebook
Preview all the artwork and register to bid here – https://www.cornwallmind.auction/
We are still here for you
We have adjusted our services to ensure we can continue to support the people of Cornwall during this difficult time.
We currently offer:
- Social Cafes via Zoom
- Yoga via Zoom
- Creative Writing via Zoom
- Face to face garden projects and walking groups (New-National-Restrictions-from-5-Nov for support groups)
- Art and music groups
- Telephone and email support, information and advice
If you need support, information or advice please email, or message us via the website, Monday to Thursday.
We will respond to your email as soon as we can.
If you are in a mental health crisis, or know someone who is, then here are some ways you can get help.
If you, or someone you know, are at immediate risk of harming themselves or others, then please ring 999.
- There is a new 24/7 NHS local urgent mental health response phone line. Its free to access by anyone, any age on 0800 038 5300
- Visit A&E if you are concerned that you can’t keep yourself safe, they are there to help you if you need it.
Out of Hours support
Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides a telephone helpline through Support Matters Cornwall. Out of hours support is available from 5.00pm to 9.00am on weekdays and 24 hours a day at weekends and bank holidays.
The service is open to all people aged 16+ under the care of Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s mental health services. You can call free on 0800 001 4330. Support can be delivered over the telephone, via text, email or web chat.
You can download the Support Matters Cornwall Leaflet.
If you, or the person you’re concerned about, is already in contact with NHS mental health services, then you should have a care plan which outlines what to do in a crisis. This might be to contact your GP or the Adult Mental Health Team that supports you.
For other crisis situations
The first step in getting help can often be speaking to your GP. All GP surgeries will have a ‘duty GP’ to deal with emergencies, and you can contact the surgery to make an emergency appointment to see them or speak to them on the phone. Outside of normal working hours, you can access the out-of-hours GP service by ringing 111.
- 24/7 NHS mental health response line for support and advice, call us free on 0800 038 5300, any time day or night if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health. The team behind our 24/7 open access telephone response line will listen to you and determine how best to help. Visit: https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/i-need-help-now
Someone to talk to
The Samaritans offer emotional support and a listening ear 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:
Free UK Telephone Number: 116 123
Mind operates an Information Line which provides information on types of mental health problem, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and advocacy. It operates from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays)
- 0300 123 3393
- Or text 86463
The charity SANE http://www.sane.org.uk/ provide emotional support and specialist information to anyone affected by mental health problems. Their SANE Line operates from 4.30pm to 10.30pm every day of the year:
Call 0300 304 7000
SHOUT – a new 24/7 text service for anyone who is in a crisis you can text 85258
Childline (for anyone under 19) free to call 0800 1111
Papyrus (for people under 35) 0800 068 4141 (Mon-Fri 10am-10pm Sat-Sun 2pm-10pm and bank holidays 2pm–5pm or text 07786 209 697
Signposting and information
Cornwall Mind can signpost you to mental health services.