Telford Mind offers services to anyone who is experiencing mental health issues, facing social isolation or in distress. Services are delivered by volunteers, supported, co-ordinated and trained by a small team of paid staff. All staff have a high level of training. Services are free and take place in a safe and confidential environment (donations for counselling is encouraged).
Telford Mind services include:
- Drop In centre (open all week – including alternate Sundays run by paid and voluntary staff) offering a warm welcome, friendship, activities and a great deal of support and help.
- Counselling service that offers individual appointments for as long as the client needs to be in counselling. The counselling service is provided by a mix of 20 qualified and experienced counsellors together with some counsellors in further training.
- Support Cafe (offering 1:1 support with trained listeners in a new cafe area and great food made through a training project in a new kitchen. The cafe sells hot food through the week. The Cafe offers opportunities in work, training and volunteering.
- Training programmes that include core training in Recovery and working at Telford Mind on projects and also counselling training for levels 1 and 2.
- ‘‘Forward Mission’ – a peer mentoring and outreach support programme
- Tai Chi, Relaxation and Extend classes in a newly equipped ‘Relax Studio’, we are pleased to say that the drama and yoga are now up and running.
- Trips and outings and fundraising activities
- Arts projects offering a wide range of art, music and crafts that is open to all. People can begin coming to sessions as any time and come to as many as they wish.
- Complementary therapies
- Opportunities in governance and running the centre. Many people from all walks of life come to volunteer at Telford Mind and gain rich experience. People who have had experience of mental health issue have come through their own recovery programmes are warmly welcomed as volunteers including giving peer support in the Drop-In.
Advocacy and advice at the Open Door Project that we run with SIAS*, offering support in coping with the system, dealing with debt, housing issues, incapacity claims, financial management and much more. *Shropshire Independent Advocacy Service.
The Marches, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, SY3 8DN,
SIAS’s mission is to establish an Independent Mental Health Advocacy service, throughout the County of Shropshire and the Borough of Telford & Wrekin. SIAS’s vision is to empower adults experiencing mental health difficulties, ensuring that their needs are identified and met.
Shropshire Independent Advocacy Scheme (SIAS) can support people on ward rounds, attend appointments and meetings and provide independent information to enable people to make a choice for themselves. SIAS can also act as advocates for people with Community Mental Health Teams, Psychiatrists, Hospital Staff and other services.
We work closely in partnership with CMHTs, the MS Society, Arts Consortia, Probation Service, Combat Stress, TCAT, Sure Start Family Centre , Sutton Hill Families and SIAS.