Erewash Voluntary Action is leading the Erewash Mental Health Partnership which is funded by Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group.
The Erewash Mental Health Partnership aims to develop opportunities for people with mental health issues to access local community groups and organisations in order to participate in activities. Volunteering opportunities are also available and actively promoted to service receivers.
Erewash Voluntary Action is working with community groups and organisations in Erewash encouraging groups to become more mental health friendly. Mental Health Champions who have attended Mental Health First Aid England training are taking responsibility to ensure a welcoming and supportive environment for service receivers.
Volunteers are involved to befriend and introduce people to groups and activities supporting them to attend for the first few times. Peer volunteers are also being included to help and encourage service receivers. Volunteers are provided with mental health awareness training to develop their skills and understanding of mental health.
Information about Erewash activities is shared across the network included statutory, community and voluntary and private partners to help improve signposting and referrals.
Partnership events are organised for service receivers and partners.
For further details about the Erewash Mental Health Partnership contact
Catriona Paterson – Development Worker
Tel: 0115 9466740