Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Awareness
We are pleased to announce that Erewash Voluntary Action has obtained funding from Derbyshire County Council Public Health to raise awareness of mental health and suicide prevention with a range of sports organisations and workplaces across Derby and Derbyshire.
Public Health secured the money from the new Suicide Prevention Trailblazer Fund and Erewash Voluntary Action successfully tendered to deliver the work.
We are currently recruiting staff for the project, which will run for the next twelve months with a range of organisations to include football clubs, community gyms, boxing clubs and workplaces. The project will target groups that work with children, young people, young men and middle aged men. We will be working closely with Derbyshire Football Association to identify the target groups.
We will help organisations to access training and awareness of mental health and suicide prevention, develop policies to help them look after the mental health of the groups they work with, and help them to develop action plans for the future.
Stella Scott, our CEO, has welcomed the opportunity to build on our excellent track record of engaging with local grassroots organisations. She said “We will focus our work on enabling groups to help themselves by providing access to mental health and suicide awareness training and policies and signposting to ongoing support.”