Blackhall Community Centre


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User-led, responsive, passionate organisations whose service model is generally building-based, providing safe, welcoming spaces for face-to-face work with individuals and groups from all sections of the community. It is "a community hub model in which partnership working maximises limited resources and volunteers are instrumental. Key objectives include tackling mental health issues, social isolation, financial and benefits exclusion and connecting people to promote community cohesion and contribute to positive attitudinal/behavioural change.  Mental health has been high on our agenda for 13 years and the pandemic has highlighted f it further. We have been instrumental in forming and promoting "CREE" groups for both men and ladies.. We have weekly groups that support 16 ladies and 14 men with refreshments and a chance to tal or indeed just listen, but a purpose to get up, get dressed and turn up. There is clear evidence that the referrals that we receive from Mental health teams, alcohol and drugs teams, GPs are on the increase. Our mental health champions are trained and aware to notice any signs of distress. The holistic centre we have means that these members can be guided to exercise, training, art, craft or culture all designed to help keep them on top of their mental health. It is requested often that with the help and support of the community centre they feel they could, as a group be strong enough to enjoy a day excursion.. Whitby is the destination of choice and the funding would help us facilitate the trip.

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