How Dragons are Tackling Mental Health


This #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we are highlighting the important work Dragons Community is doing alongside Newport Mind as we bid to tackle mental health.

Dragons and Newport Mind believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.

A new partnership launched earlier this year has seen Newport Mind support the work of Dragons Community across a wide range of inclusion provisions, with mental health at the heart of the work.

Dragons Community is also supporting a new 10-week Get Set to Go project, that helps people find the physical activity that is right for them so they are able to enjoy the physical, social and mental benefits of being active.

Gareth Sullivan, Inclusion Officer at Dragons Community, said: “Newport Mind are keen to support our provisions across Gwent and likewise we can work with them to help their on-going campaign to improve services raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health."

Here for the people of Newport, Newport Mind listen, give support and advice, and fight their corner.

Newport Mind are affiliated to Mind (the National Association for Mental Health), Gwent Mental Health Alliance, Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations and Local Voluntary Sector Compact with Newport City Council.

Last year, Newport Mind were proud to support 2,606 people that attended 22,353 individual sessions. Dedicated staff committed over 30,000 hours to wellbeing groups, supported housing, welfare benefits advice, counselling, advocacy, training and self-management courses.

Ben Lee, Sustainability & Growth Manager at Newport Mind, said: “Newport Mind are delighted to have teamed up with the Dragons inclusion team this year, to tackle mental health in Newport.

“As a charity we are so please to have kicked off this new and existing partnership, particularly in these challenging times.”

If you or anyone you know needs support please contact Newport Mind on 01633 258 741 (Mon-Fri, 9:30-16:30) or e-mail enquiries@newportmind.org

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