Shawmind part of new Be U Notts commissioned service

Nottinghamshire County Council has commissioned a new service to provide early intervention mental health support to children and young people up to the age of 25, and Shawmind is pleased to be a part of the service provision.

Launched on the 1st April, Shawmind is providing regular Breathe Space sessions for young people to access mental health books and  ‘drop in’ and have a chat with one of our trained volunteers. Breathe Spaces are spaces for real conversations about mental and emotional health, at schools, universities and other community venues.

Current venues include the Malt Cross and Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham City, and Beanblock Cafe in Newark-on-Trent. Three libraries across the county have now also agreed to host pop-up Breathe Spaces and will be announced shortly.

In addition, as part of this project, our Headucation programme will be providing tools, training and resources in 20 schools across the county.

Shawmind CEO Peter Wingrove said, “Early intervention is at the core of what we believe can make a positive impact on young lives. It’s great to be working with the County and all the partners in bringing Be U Notts to the children and young people of Nottinghamshire.”

For more information on the service, visit the website:

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