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“building confidence through education”

What gives all people a sense of wellbeing, purpose, inspiration and achievement regardless of their health or circumstances is actually quite ordinary and universal – confidence, personal and community social engagement, feeling useful and valued, having a skill or experience that can lead to employment or meaningful volunteering, having a network of friends and associates.

This is no different for service users or those with a lived experience of mental health support needs or their carers.

Soon after joining the programme we ask participants to list any skills or interests they have with the above in mind, and using a range of third party providers and practitioners, we aim provide them with opportunities to re-train or refresh those skills, or give them tasters of others they may have aspired to but never tried (e.g. film / music production, web design, event management etc.).

Tippa Naphtali, Programme Co-ordinator, said;

“It is my belief that if the programme can assist and support participants in this respect it would go a long way to a) helping participants to support each other’s mental health, and b) Open up a raft of opportunities that could lead to increased confidence and social engagement, vocational training or employability opportunities.”


Express an InterestWant to be an advocate or mentor?

If you’re interested in becoming an advocate or mentor, we would love to hear from you. Our enrolment process is staggered throughout the year so don’t be disappointed if you are unable to get started right away!

Express an InterestRegister to be a participant or mentee!

While we do have limited capacity for new participants, we can keep you on a waiting list and refer you to other community-based services.

If you are interested in becoming a participant or mentee download and complete the Express of Interest form or click here for the online EOI.

IMPORTANT:  Mentees or participants can be male or females from an African or Caribbean background or of mixed African / Caribbean heritage.

Contact us if we can be of further assistance.