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*NEW* Wear one of our stigma-busting t-shirts for better mental health

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Today is an exciting day at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind as we launch our brand-new mental health awareness T shirt campaign!

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, we want you to join with us to send the message that it’s ok to talk about mental health. Being more open about it means that people are more likely to seek help if they are struggling.

It’s vitally important that talking about mental health becomes the norm. We’re all happy to chat about the everyday things like movies, sport and our mates, but what about mental health?

Help us to break the stigma by buying one of our campaign t-shirts and you’ll be helping to spread the word while raising money for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind at the same time as every T shirt purchased includes a donation to Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. Let’s wear them with pride and end the stigma surrounding mental health.”

The campaign is being launched today so that people can buy the T shirts in time to wear them during Mental Health Awareness Week (14th – 20th May)

The simple, but powerful t shirts can be purchased via the campaign’s online shop with a portion of the profits going directly to the charity itself. https://heymind.teemill.co.uk/

It’s back! Host your own Tea & Talk event for better mental health

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Today we are re-launching our ‘Tea & Talk’ campaign for Mental Health Awareness week which will take place 14th – 20th May 2018.

The idea behind the fundraising campaign is simple, it’s good to talk; it’s even better with a cuppa.

We are encouraging people to host a tea and talk event, to raise money and talk about mental health. Hosting an event will help us to challenge the stigma, and to raise vital funds so that we can continue to support more people living in our area.

Why not host your own tea and talk event for better mental health? Some ideas for your tea and talk event could be:

  • Hosting a bake sale
  • A coffee morning
  • Afternoon tea

We hope that all the events will start lots of conversations about mental health. It’s good for all of us to talk about mental health, and so this is a good opportunity to start those conversations.

To request your free Tea & Talk pack email fundraising@heymind.org.uk or call 01482 240200. Alternatively order your pack online at http://heymind.org.uk/donate/get-a-pack/

*NEW* Men’s Suicide Prevention Group

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Hull and East Yorkshire Mind are happy to announce that we have developed a new weekly peer support group for men living in Hull and The East Riding.

The support group will be for men who have attempted suicide or are at risk of suicide and will enable participants to talk and support each other in their recovery.

For more information call 01482 240200 or email info@heymind.org.uk

Parking Update – Wellington House in Hull

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From Wednesday 21st February parking will be limited at our Head Office in Hull in order to make room for our contractors to start demolition on part of our building.  The demolition will make room for our new 14 bed residential unit.

Our commercial tenants (SMSR and Rhenus) will still be using the car park but visitor spaces will be limited. Please allow extra time coming to and from appointments due to parking.

Demolition is likely to go on for 12 weeks and we will keep you updated on progress.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

A big thank you to the local Masons for their donation to North East Lincolnshire Mind

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North East Lincolnshire Mind is saying a big thank you to the local Masons at Wellow Abbey Lodge for their donation from the Lincolnshire Masonic Benevolent fund. The Masons presented us with a cheque on Wednesday 14th February.

Will Adam, Operations Manager for North East Lincolnshire Mind, said “On behalf of everyone at North East Lincolnshire Mind I want to say a big thank you to the Masons for their very generous donation. One in every four people experience mental health difficulties in any one year, and so we know there are large numbers of people who need support with their mental health. This donation will help us to support more people in the local area.

The Wellow Abbey Lodge said, “The Master and all members of the Wellow Abbey Lodge are pleased to present the donation to North East Lincolnshire Mind. Promoting better mental health is a cause that is important to many of our local members, and so we are really pleased to be able to support a local charity helping in this way.”

Reminder- Time to talk day this Thursday. Wherever you are, it’s good to talk about mental health

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Local mental health charity, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, is promoting this year’s Time to Talk day, with the message ‘wherever you are, it’s good to talk about mental health’.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind will be running a series of events on Time to Talk day, aimed at encouraging people to talk about mental health. Drop in events will be taking place in Withernsea, Bridlington, Driffield, Goole, Hessle, Hull and Beverley, and everyone is welcome to pop along for a chat.

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has also been working with Hull City Council to promote the message that it’s good to talk about mental health with a billboard outside Hull Royal Infirmary, and promotions at St Stephens shopping centre.

Jo Sherriff, Team Leader for Community services at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said “I hope that everyone will use this Time to Talk day to talk about mental health. Wherever you are, whether you’re having lunch, out shopping, at the gym or even up a mountain, it’s good to talk about mental health. Everyone is welcome at our drop in events across the region, and I look forward to meeting lots of people and talking about mental health.

David Smith, Chief Executive at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said “Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. This campaign is about all of us being more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.”

Paul Laing, Specialist Public Health lead at Hull City Council, said “We’re really pleased to be working with Hull and East Yorkshire Mind to promote better mental health. It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health. But the more we talk about it, the better life is for all of us.”

Free packs for Time to Talk day are available to download from time to change – Download them at http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday

Details of Hull and East Yorkshire Mind’s drop in events on Time to Talk day, Thursday 1st February:

  • The Shores Centre, Withernsea 9am-10.30am
  • Old Parcels Office, Bridlington 10am-12pm
  • Tesco, George St, Driffield 1.30pm-3.30pm
  • The Courtyard, Goole 9.30am-12pm
  • Hessle Town Hall 1.30pm-4pm
  • Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, Beverley Road, Hull 12pm-2pm
  • Toll Gavel Church, Beverley 2pm- 4pm

2 weeks until Time to Talk Day

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There are two weeks to go until Time to Talk Day – where will you have your conversations?

It’s easy to think that there’s no right place to talk about mental health. But we want to show that wherever you are can be the right place for a conversation , whether that’s at the coffee shop, by the water cooler or even up a mountain!

If you haven’t decided what your organisation is going to do to mark Time to Talk Day, here are some of the plans that other workplaces have shared with us to inspire you:

  • A staff video conference
  • A bake sale to encourage colleagues to leave their desk, have a chat, a coffee and a slice of cake.
  • Raising awareness and sharing stories on social media, the intranet and staff news.
  • Hosting a staff breakfast.

Need extra materials?
Head over to the Time to Change website where you can download and print everything from banner artwork to coasters and posters.

You will also find a workplace communications pack filled with templates, digital materials, social media graphics, and tips on running activities:

Download more resources now→

We’d love to hear your plans for Time to Talk Day. Share your activity on social media and include @TimetoChange @MindHEY and #TimetoTalk #BreakTheStigma

Ever wanted to volunteer at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind?

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Ever wanted to volunteer at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind?

There are many benefits to giving your time to volunteer for a mental health charity. Research has shown that volunteering improves your own mental and physical health, reduces anxiety and depression, and gives volunteers a sense of purpose.

Volunteering for Hull & East Yorkshire Mind means joining part of a team, meeting new people and learning lots about mental health. There are many different ways you can get involved from admin and reception roles, roles supporting mental health groups and providing one to one support to people who are having difficulties with their mental health.

If you would like to get involved with our volunteering and fundraising team, or find out any information about volunteer vacancies, please email volunteering@heymind.org.uk

You can see a list of our roles available here

Middle 8 Singers raise £1200 for HEYMind!

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We would just like to say a massive thanks to The Middle 8 Singers who have raised an amazing £1200 for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.

Middle 8 is an enthusiastic music group, formed in 2005, which raises money for local charities and good causes.
The Driffield based singers, whose repertoire is predominantly classic pop, have already helped to raise thousands of pounds for local causes.

During 2017, the group sang their hearts out all around Driffield and the surrounding areas.

We really appreciate their support!

Check out their YouTube page here