What We Do

Cornwall Mind helps support people with mental health needs in Cornwall

Cornwall Mind supports people with mental health difficulties, providing recovery focused services and activities throughout the County. We work with people to support them in achieving their goals and engaging in their local communities. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote a better understanding of mental health. Our current services are listed under the headings Active, Community and Creative Minds, we also offer support to Falmouth/Penryn/Exeter University.

If you are interested in joining any of our services please get in touch: info@cornwallmind.org

We are committed to providing quality services and we have the following accreditations:

  • Quality Management in Mind
  • Mindful Employer
  • ILCM – level 3 together with mental health module

“We listen to and respect people who use our services, value their experiences and place them at the centre of service delivery and development. We work to create a positive future for all people who use our services.”

Five ways to wellbeing

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps we can all take to improve our mental health. We try to incorporate these 5 ways to wellbeing when planning and developing our services.

The following steps have been researched and developed by the New Economics Foundation.

Connect

There is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world. Connect with your family, friends, the people around you. Building these connections will support and enrich you every day.

Be active

Regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. Exercising makes you feel good. Step outside, take a walk, find an activity that you enjoy and make it part of your life.

Take notice

Reminding yourself to ‘take notice’ can strengthen and broaden awareness. Be curious, savour the moment. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling.

Learn

Continued learning through life enhances self-esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Try something new, learning new things will increase confidence as well as being fun.

Give

Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy. Do something nice for a friend or stranger, smile, thank someone, volunteer your time. Look out as well as in.