We're fighting for better mental health in Cornwall.
We’re a charity and we couldn’t continue our work without your help. There are many ways you can get involved and show your support to those struggling with their mental health; perhaps through volunteering or helping with our events.
If you have any queries or are interested in helping us to continue to provide support for people with mental health needs in Cornwall, then please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!
We work hard to understand the needs and experiences of people with mental health problems. This drives everything we do, and, wherever we can, we actively seek opportunities for people with lived experience of mental health problems to get involved with and guide our work.
Mind defines ‘lived experience influence and participation’ as:
“The development and promotion of opportunities in order that a diverse range of people, with lived experience of a mental health problems, influence and participate in our work. This recognises that people want to take part in a variety of different ways and there is not a ‘one size fits all’ approach.”
Sometimes the best mental health advice we get is not from professionals, but from people who’ve been through the same thing as us. Blogs and stories can show that people with mental health problems are cared about, understood and listened to. We can use it to challenge the status quo and change attitudes.
That’s why we want you to share your mental health story.
It can be about:
Volunteering at can be a really rewarding and useful experience – and there’s probably more ways of doing it than you might think. From helping out at groups, becoming a Trustee or helping to organise events.
Volunteering can also be a great way to learn new skills and be an important stepping stone back into work.
“A Space To Speak Your Mind” is our radio show and podcast made by people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, in association with Source FM, the community radio station in Falmouth and Penryn.