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Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week

Funded on Spacehive 20 June 2018 Delivered 13 October 2018

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Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week

Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week

Offington Park Methodist Church By Offington Park Methodist Church

Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week now in its sixth year and supports the Councils five ways to well-being and free to attend and open to all.

Worthing Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 20 Jun 2018!

Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week is situatated in the heart of Worthing at Offington Park Methodist Church and open to anyone regardless of religion. The church provides a safe environment for anyone to attend free of charge and collect information from over 50 local organisations offering services to Mental Health and Wellbeing. The service providers include public , private and voluntary organisations offering a full programme of workshops , seminars , talks as well as quiet times for reflection. The week concludes with a Charity Concert, all the participants and exhibitors give up their time freely to raise awareness and to break down stigma associated with Mental Health.

What we'll deliver:

  • Increase awareness of services for people suffering with mental illness and their Carers.
  • Creating a safe space for people to share their feelings and receive good quality information
  • Create new volunteers to raise Mental Health Awareness at work and within the wider community.

Why it's a great idea:

Over the last 5 years the event has gone from strength to strength with more and more organisations taking part each year, with a small amount of funding this could enable us to attract high profile key note speakers or offer different seminars and to offer refreshments during the week. None of the organisers take a salary and the venue is donated by the Minister of the church to enable any money raised to provide a better experience to those attending and raise Mental Health Awareness across the town.

Steps to get it done:

  • Creating new Dementia Friends
  • New volunteers to support Mental Health Awareness
  • Training places for Safe Talk Suicide Awareness

Last year we received a small grant from West Sussex to assist with promotion which are very grateful. The website hosting was donated for the first 5 years which has now expired and the organisers would like to find a new website host and update our online activity.


Location Worthing

About the space

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West Sussex County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,518

Venue - £1,000 (66%)
Musicians - £200 (13%)
Safe Talk training - £200 (13%)
Refreshnents - £100 (7%)
Other - £18 (1%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Safe Talk training
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £1,518

Our Volunteer List

We're currently looking for people to offer skills and time to develop our project! Check out the list of what we need below and then use the 'Volunteer' button to the right to get involved.
  • We are looking for inspirational speakers to lead discussions and workshops We need empathetic volunteers throughout the week to support visitors We need refreshments Tea , Coffee and Biscuits No Alcohol We need Printing leaflets and flyers
  • new website licence for film for film night during Worthing Mental Health Awareness Week. flowers for a community Flower Festival (June 15-17th) photocopying costs / printing / advertising SafeTALK (Suicide prevention) training places Refreshments

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