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People in Mind

People in Mind starts with an initial conversation about what matters to people. This new multiagency service offers targeted mental health support to people in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.

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What is People in Mind?

People in Mind is a collaborative approach from some community sector organisations. It offers targeted mental health support to people 16+ in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly alongside the range of other support available. Our partners start by asking, “what matters to you?”

We aspire to creating a sustainable partnership ‘service’ via our development sessions. It is the first contract in the country that provides improved longevity of funding to the community sector.

Refer via Your Community Gateway

The organisations forming the partnership are listed below. You can click through to understand more about their specific offer.

Our partners

Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

If moving towards better wellbeing is your goal, then Age UK Cornwall’s ‘Step into Wellness’ programme can help you get there. Group sessions across Cornwall.

Chaos Group

Supporting those aged 16+ with complex needs with an additional focus on men within ‘high risk’ groups, especially those working in construction, agriculture, and fishing industries.

Citizens Advice Cornwall

People in Mind’s debt advisers can help you address the associated concerns and support you to resolve problems with money so you can focus on improving your health and wellbeing.

CLEAR Cornwall

One to one counselling and support for people who self-harm and their families. This support covers all of Cornwall.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care System

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board part fund this partnership, along with Cornwall Council. It is a part of the Towards Zero strategy, to contribute to reducing suicide rates in Cornwall.

Cornwall Community Foundation

Cornwall Community Foundation are our partners for managing awarding the Community Wellbeing Fund to support further charities in Cornwall. Their efforts have increased funding.

Cornwall Council

Cornwall Council jointly fund the People in Mind partnership with colleagues from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board (ICB).

Cornwall Mind

Cornwall Mind provides:

  1. Singing and walking groups for people bereaved by suicide;
  2. 5 Ways to Wellbeing programmes for anyone that wants to improve their resilience and self-care;
  3. Longer term peer support groups through activities such as music and creative workshops, garden projects, walking, hearing voices groups and eco action wellbeing groups.

Pentreath

Pentreath and Citizens Advice Cornwall (CAC) work collaboratively to support clients on the People in Mind Project. Pentreath will offer the clients Mental Health, Wellbeing support as well as Information, Advice and Guidance, whereas the CAC Advisor will offer their specialist Debt and Financial Support.

Volunteer Cornwall

Volunteer Cornwall offers Help Overcoming Problems Effectively (HOPE) facilitator training being initially offered to community hub staff and volunteers only through direct engagement with those working within community hubs.

Young People Cornwall

Supporting young people aged 16 – 25 to improve their mental health and well-being with a combination of 1:1 or group work across Cornwall, to respond to need.

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People in Mind network expands via community wellbeing fund

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Our grantees

A Band of Brothers

A Band of Brothers offers a grassroots, social action solution to the problem of young male disaffection. It connects, inspires and trains local male volunteers to work with the most disadvantaged and most (self) destructive young men aged 18-25.

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What Does Cornwall VSF do?

Cornwall VSF is coordinating People in Mind. Sarah Turnbull is the Project Coordinator.

We hold this role as a non-delivery partner. Cornwall VSF takes care of the impact reporting, liaises with the commissioners and partners and ensures the project is compliant. As we progress, we will share resources such as:

  • newsletters
  • case studies
  • associated forms
  • reporting
  • mapping of referral pathways
  • communications assets
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Cornwall Foundation Trust Partnership directory

Cornwall Foundation Trust Partnership's crisis line pages

I am feeling much more confident and my mental health has significantly improved since I started working with Amy [from Pentreath] I know where to access support in the future if I ever need it.

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Case Studies

Our partners have begun to share the impact of the work they're doing. Read some personal stories.

  • Chloe Story

    Chloe's story shares the impact of a community based approach to support

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Frequently asked questions

  • How do people refer to People in Mind?

    People from within the wider mental health system refer in. We also get referrals from partner organisations. We encourage referral through Community Gateway. If someone you know is in crisis, please visit the crisis support page.

  • How is this service funded?

    The service is equally funded by Cornwall Council Public Health and Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board.

  • How were partners chosen for this service?

    Cornwall VSF worked with partners in its Mental Health Alliance to ensure that people in the highest risk demographics had support.

    We also built into the bid writing, a community wellbeing fund, to support organisations not included in the main offer.

  • My organisation delivers mental health support. How can I get involved?

    You can apply for the community wellbeing fund. Eligibility criteria apply. We are happy to share information about the service you provide. This can be part of the information used to support the client. See our case studies to understand how we signpost clients.

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