Archive for March, 2014

Garden Needs Wins Salford Tender

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Logo Garden NeedsMind in Salford, in partnership with Social Adventures, have just been successful in winning the contract for Mental Health and Horticulture in the city.

The three year contract will build upon the current work we’re doing at Garden Needs, our mental wellbeing hub and garden centre in Higher Broughton.

It’s an exciting new venture and it will mean us expanding our operations, allowing us to offer

  • more skills training and qualifications,
  • more drop-ins and foraging walks
  • more opportunities to grow food, and to carry out landscaping and grounds maintenance.

The new contract starts at the end of April 2014 and we’re very excited!

Our Time To Change Pledges

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

At Mind in Salford we have made a series of pledges to help end mental health discrimination.

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  • We will support people in the community with mental or emotional distress
  • We will provide services that focus on building resilience and prevention
  • We will challenge mental health stigma whenever we come across it
  • We will reach out to minority communities to support people to speak out about their own problems
  • We will introduce a blogging space on our new website, helping people in the Great City of Salford share their experiences

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  • I pledge to speak out about my own mental health; and to stand up for anyone who is being discriminated against
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  • I will not hide my own mental health problems and will try to talk about them and my experiences of mental ill health
  • I will tweet about my own mental health, letting people know they are not suffering alone
  • I will continue to volunteer with Mind in Salford, helping the charity help the people of Salford
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  • I pledge to raise awareness of mental health and support any friends who are struggling
  • Advocacy Contract Extended

    Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

    Our contract to provide independent advocacy services for the people of Salford, in partnership with Salford Being Heard, has been extended for another 2 years.

    This follows the successful implementation of our advocacy database, improving our understanding of the issues faced by clients, and the client bases we are helping.

    We aim to improve our outreach to the communities of Salford in the next two years, as well as involving more volunteers to support our clients and improve the social benefits of our service.