Trailblazer project will help transform mental health for young people across North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent – Midlands & Lancashire CSU

Children and young people in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire will benefit from a pioneering scheme delivered by North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust in partnership with commissioners and local government to improve mental health in schools. One in nine young people aged five to 15 are thought to have a mental health condition. Teenagers with a mental health disorder are …

Winter Plan Plus Project and Pathway – Stoke on Trent City Council & Revival

As part of Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s commitment to alleviate pressures on the emergency services and the NHS over the winter period, we have teamed up with the voluntary sector to develop a Winter Plan Plus project that is aimed at helping to reduce the number of avoidable hospital admissions. ‘Revival Community Response Service’ is designed to prevent, where possible, an …

Together We’re Better News: Hundreds attend first Suicide Prevention Conference in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

A commitment to achieving an ambition of zero suicides in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent was the focus of a major event hosted by the Together We’re Better health and care partnership. Almost 300 people from health and care services, alongside voluntary and community groups, schools, colleges and other organisations came together for the Suicide Prevention – Making a Difference Together Conference, …

St Giles Hospice Reinforces Trustee Board With New Appointments

St Giles Hospice has reinforced its trustee board with the appointment of a new chair and the recruitment of new trustees who bring a wealth of experience to the charity. Jo Maidment was confirmed as the hospice’s new Chair of Trustees at the charity’s AGM in November. Jo, who is from Sutton Coldfield and runs a marketing company, has been …

VCSE health and wellbeing fund announced – Department of Health & Social Care

A new fund has been announced by the government to support VCSE organisations that help children and young people with their mental health. Applications are invited from existing schemes to trial a new approach to helping children and young people. The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 15 February 2019. Projects should: adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving …

Your Health & Care Partnership for Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent – Together We’re Better

“Together We’re Better is comprised of NHS and local government organisations, Healthwatch and voluntary sector groups – all working together to transform health and care for the better and achieve our vision of ‘working with you to make Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent the healthiest places to live and work’. Since 2016, we have been identifying new and innovative ways of delivering …

Stafford Borough Council: And the winner is…..

An organisation that uncovered the names of a number of war dead, missing from a memorial in their town; and a teenager who set up healthy activities in Stafford, were among the winners at an awards ceremony. People and organisations doing great work in Stafford Borough were honoured at the second annual Community Awards on Thursday evening (22 November). Stafford …

FREE Information Session – Social Audit Network

FREE Information Session Building Effective Organisations ARE YOU MAKING A DIFFERENCE and CAN YOU SHOW IT? This free event will be taking place on the 29th January from 11:00am until 1:00pm at The Hub, 17 Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LZ. This half-day session is aimed at voluntary/community groups, social enterprises and Small & Medium Enterprises wanting to develop purposeful businesses …