Carrick Mind has been funded by NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group for a number of years to offer a One to One and Group Befriending service.
All NHS small contracts have recently been under review and following this review, on the 4th October 2016 we were informed that NHS Kernow will no longer commission our services from 1 April 2017. This means that we will no longer have a contract to deliver the Befriending service to those vulnerable people struggling with various mental health difficulties.
This is obviously going to have a profound impact on the clients who use the service, Carrick Mind as an organisation and also put pressure on other services such a GPs and Community Mental Health Teams as vulnerable people seek support from somewhere else.
Carrick Mind is currently doing all we can to try and plan a way forward so that we can continuing offering support to those people experiencing mental health difficulties.
To read about this decision, click on the link below.