Our project is to help employers create a Mental Health friendly work place
Rotary in the SW Peninsula (Devon and Cornwall) has supported mental health by mentoring in schools, helping with Memory Cafes, creating dementia friendly towns and, in this case, helping businesses to create mental health-friendly workplaces.
We have helped to create a dedicated Rotarians4MentalHealth website which signposts various sources of support for people with mental ill health.
Founded in Chicago in 1905 it now has over 1.2 million members throughout the world. Our motto is “Service above Self” and we work to help our communities at home and abroad.
One club in Cornwall provides treats for young carers, helps with a Memory café, provides care at home for people with a disability, supports a local community centre and has provided fresh water for 5,000 people near Masaka Uganda.
There are over 80 clubs in Devon and Cornwall, all looking for people who want to help their community and have fun and satisfaction in so doing. Go to project for more information
The College enables people to understand the causes of their mental heal problems and through a series of courses teaches how to handle them Their courses are free. All lessons and tutorials are taken by people with lived experience of mental health. To find out more go to recoverycollegecornwall.org.uk
All her life Amy has worked frontline in various roles and could appreciate the toll it can take on members of staff.
She wanted to create a safe, confidential space for people to access that allowed them talk and take some time for them. And she wanted to make sure it was accessible for all. From new starters to managers to the C.E.O, everyone deserves a space to feel supported.
Most of all, she wanted to be kind. As much as she could and as often as she could. Because kindness goes such a long way in making people feel valued and heard.
Since then, The Fox Project has grown to include workshop delivery and talks around personal power, accountability, wellbeing at work, boundaries, communication, and lots more. Amy is on a mission to bring the tools for wellbeing to as many people as possible.
Ian Curnow is the CEO of Konnect, having co-founded the organisation with Tris Ley in 2014. Ian set up Konnect to put the skills he and others have gained within the professional public services to direct use in communities. During his career in the Police he was part of a multi-agency team developing a Prolific Offender Unit for Cornwall to ensure adult offenders are given the best opportunity of resettlement, and career criminals are diverted from a life of crime. His vision is to bring organisations of a similar mind-set together to facilitate real and enduring change.