CLEAR is a partner in People in Mind - an innovative multiagency collaboration, which runs for five years, to support people across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly with their mental health. It is for people aged 16 and over, and takes a trauma-informed, whole-family approach to supporting good mental health and preventing mental health crisis.
People can access a range of support for the things that are affecting mental health and emotional wellbeing, from finance and debt advice to self-harm counselling and help to overcoming loneliness.
Carolyn Webster, CLEAR CEO and Chair of Cornwall Mental Health Alliance said: “This is an important step in making sure that people can access mental health support before they reach a crisis point. The breadth of support available across the partnership will help to ensure that people can get the help they need at the right time.”
The partnership is being led by Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF) and includes Pentreath, Citizens Advice Cornwall, Age UK Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Cornwall Mind, Young People Cornwall, Chaos Group, CLEAR and Volunteer Cornwall. People in Mind is funded by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly NHS Integrated Care System.
Dr Richard Sharpe, consultant in Public Health at Cornwall Council, said: “This is great news and builds on the collaborative approaches to mental health and suicide prevention services that we, NHS ICB and our partners across Cornwall’s health and care system have developed, tested and embraced over the last five years and especially throughout the pandemic and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Only by working together to pool resources, experience and knowledge can we hope to create a safety net strong and wide enough to catch the increasing numbers of people who need support across our local communities.”
Kate Shields, Chief Executive of the NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care System, said: “We’re delighted to be funding this collaboration with Cornwall’s voluntary sector, which will offer personalised support to local people with £1 million for the next five years. “We want anyone dealing with mental ill-health to know that they’re not alone, and that getting support, just like you would for a physical illness, is vital.”
Referral for this new service are via the Community Gateway LINK www.ageuk.org.uk/cornwall/our-services/community-gateway/
CLEAR are looking for sponsorship for their 2023 annual CLEAR day and encouraging everyone to take part in their ongoing #onaCLEARday fundraising campaign.
On the lead up to Mental Health Month 2023, CLEAR are looking for a local business to sponsor CLEAR’s big 2023 ‘CLEAR DAY’ – 1st June 2023!
As the only Cornish charity to support all ages and genders impacted by abuse or other emotional trauma, every penny raised will help us prevent abuse, raise awareness about the impact of abuse and to support children, young people and adults across Cornwall to heal from emotional trauma caused by abuse, in particular trauma that is linked to domestic abuse and sexual violence.
More information about #onaCLEARday is available here www.clearsupport.net/mission/onaclearday
On average we support 800 people a year, however, every working day we receive enquiries and referrals from people across Cornwall who need our help. Unfortunately, there are more people in need of our assistance than we have resources to support.
Together we can make a greater difference…
Great to discuss all things #CLEARforBusiness at Expowest Cornwall at the Royal Cornwall Showground on 8th and 9th March.
Lots of interest from a range of businesses – as one Tourist Attraction in the County put it “Oh we could so have done with your support last year when we had an incident – please do come and talk to us”
CLEAR for Business helps organisations to increase employee wellbeing, attendance and engagement, supporting increased productivity and staff retention.
CLEAR for Business is a Workforce Offer with an important difference. By investing in your workforce through CLEAR you will also be helping many other people in the county that we are proud to call home. Every penny of surplus will be reinvested into our charitable work providing therapy and counselling for children and adults across Cornwall who have been harmed by abuse, violent crime and other traumatic events
We had joy, we had fun, we saw snowdrops in the sun!
Snowdrop weekend at Pencarrow was the perfect setting to welcome in the Spring. CLEAR was lucky to be there on the sunny Sunday 12th February. The carpets of snowdrops were the stars of the day, admirably supported by crocuses, camelias, more than a few peacocks, and even some rhododendrons, all in the perfect setting of magnificent Pencarrow House.
The event gave us a great opportunity to meet people and explain what we do as a charity in supporting children and adults harmed by abuse, violence and other emotional trauma. Some of the most impactful contacts were the unspoken ones with a quick glance and taking of a leaflet – without doubt people will be in contact over the coming weeks.
We had a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for CLEAR, in addition to the entry donations, with the sale of crafts, pre-loved clothes, a tombola, teas, coffees and home-made cakes – all complementing the fund raising by the Friends of Pencarrow.
All of the money raised for CLEAR will go towards delivering our charitable services. You can see our full range of work here on our website – www.clearsupport.net
A huge thank-you to Lady Molesworth and the whole team at Pencarrow. To the CLEAR team, who all had a fantastic experience, and of course everyone who came along to see the glorious snowdrops and in doing so, donated to CLEAR.