Come for a cuppa and a chat at the campervan

Cygnus Support, a mental health and wellbeing charity, is embarking on a journey around north Northumberland.

Monday, 9th July 2018, 2:48 pm
Updated Monday, 9th July 2018, 2:54 pm
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The charity is hoping to expand its services to the areas of Northumberland where transport links and access to services is a problem.

Cygnus Support provides a free counselling service delivered by counsellors and psychotherapists and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

Additional funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner enables the charity to provide counselling to victims of crime, in particular victims of domestic abuse and sexual abuse.

This consultation and awareness exercise will provide the charity with information about the need for wellbeing services in rural communities throughout Northumberland.

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Jill Scarr, chairman of Trustees said: “We know that the rural areas of Northumberland often feel isolated due to limited or no transport links. It can be difficult to access health and wellbeing services close to home. We hope that by going out to the villages we can meet people who may benefit from our services or who know a family member or friend who needs support.”

The charity is also part of The Bridge Project which is funded by the European Social Fund and National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme.

The project is working with people who face the biggest barriers and challenges, no matter what, to connecting or reconnecting with education, training, volunteering and work.

Colleagues from the project will be in all the locations to provide information about the work they do and how people can access support.

Everyone is welcome to come along and meet with the staff and enjoy tea, coffee and cake.

The campervan will be in the following locations on Tuesday, July 17

Ingram- 10am – 11.30am

Wooler- 12pm – 1.30pm

Milfield – 2pm – 3.30pm

Kirknewton - 4pm – 5pm

For anyone unable to attend on the day there is an online survey available for you to give your views https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SSZW7Q8