South Hams CVS year-long mental health project aims to improve support & opportunities

It’s World Mental Health Day on October 10, and South Hams CVS is pleased to be launching an important new initiative, the South Hams Mental Health Project, which will start from 1 October 2017, and last one year. Funded by a small grant from the Big Lottery Fund, the project aims to contribute to improving the quality of life for people with mental health conditions living in South Hams. Components of the project will include mapping of all current services, finding out what further community support may help, bringing people together to see what support local organisations need to support and develop their services, as well as developing and promoting volunteer opportunities and physical activities for people with mental health conditions. We hope that many local community members and organisations will become involved in this project, and we will keep you informed of ways to participate in the coming months.

You can find out more about the project by coming along to our next South Hams Voluntary Sector Forum which will take place on the morning of Wednesday November 22, followed by a Volunteer Co-ordinators’ Forum in the afternoon. This is a great opportunity for those who recruit and support volunteers within their organisation to find out how South Hams CVS can help them promote their volunteering opportunities through using the Volunteer Connect Devon online system. The Forum is free, but booking is essential. Contact South Hams CVS on

South Hams CVS has helped local voluntary organisations, community groups and charities to flourish since 1994 by offering advice and information on a wealth of topics, including funding, volunteers, the law and governance. South Hams CVS is a member of DeVA (Devon Voluntary Action), a partnership of CVS formed in 2013 to promote and support thriving, vibrant and healthy communities across Devon.

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