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Online mental health sessions for Nantwich residents

Online mental health sessions for Nantwich residents

Residents in Nantwich will be offered virtual mental health and wellbeing sessions funded by Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane.

The local policing team and volunteer group, Nantwich Buddies, have received funding from the Community Police Fund to run an eight-week course.

February 9, 2021
READER’S LETTER: RNIB offers free mental health sessions

READER’S LETTER: RNIB offers free mental health sessions

Dear Editor,
2020 was a difficult year for everyone.

Though there is hope on the horizon, starting 2021 in lockdown is not how most people wanted to ring in the New Year.

January 21, 2021
Nantwich mum unveils children’s book inspired by mental health battle

Nantwich mum unveils children’s book inspired by mental health battle

A Nantwich mum of two’s debut children’s story book became an Amazon best-seller on the same day it was launched online.

During lockdown, Sarah Mellor, 31, was inspired by her own personal struggle with anxiety and depression, which saw her turn to writing and illustrating.

December 20, 2020
Youth Parliament reps call for mental health support in CEC schools

Youth Parliament reps call for mental health support in CEC schools

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Youth parliament representatives for Cheshire East have called for more decision-making power when it comes to mental health support in schools.

Ruben Barrow, 15, from Crewe, and Millie Oldroyd, 16, from Middlewich, made the plea following the online “Taboo” conference, which aimed to highlight the mental health challenges faced by young people.

November 27, 2020
Cheshire East agree major review into mental health services for under 25s

Cheshire East agree major review into mental health services for under 25s

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A major review into Cheshire East’s mental health support for under-25s has been approved by cabinet members.

A report by the council’s children and families scrutiny committee makes 24 recommendations to the council’s leadership, with all of them being approved.

October 7, 2020
READER’S LETTER: RNIB launches emergency mental health sessions

READER’S LETTER: RNIB launches emergency mental health sessions

Dear Editor,
2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, and that is bound to have an impact on people’s mental health.

October 6, 2020
Everybody hosts online support in Mental Health Awareness Week

Everybody hosts online support in Mental Health Awareness Week

Cheshire East’s Everybody Sport and Recreation is staging free online health and fitness support as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

This year’s week, which runs May 18-24, is based on theme ‘kindness.’

May 12, 2020
Cheshire East Council appoints “mental health champions” during pandemic

Cheshire East Council appoints “mental health champions” during pandemic

The leader of Cheshire East Council has appointed two councillors as adult mental health champions during the Covid-19 crisis.

Cllrs Sally Handley and Jonathan Parry will support residents to access mental wellbeing benefits, to remove the stigma and get people talking about mental health.

April 8, 2020
Surviving Quarantine: Our guide from a local mental health expert

Surviving Quarantine: Our guide from a local mental health expert

The times are unprecedented and uncertain. The effects of uncertainty on mental health can be profound.

We spoke to Michelle Clark, a mental health professional in both Nantwich and Crewe, who has some essential tips on coping.

March 19, 2020
Councillors back plans for mental health school in South Cheshire

Councillors back plans for mental health school in South Cheshire

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A new school specialising in mental health will be built in Crewe after councillors unanimously approved the ‘fabulous’ plans.

Cheshire East Council was one of 14 local authorities chosen by Government last April to become home to a new free school for pupils with special educational needs or disability (SEND).

August 11, 2019
Wistaston Church supports people with mental health issues

Wistaston Church supports people with mental health issues

Church members in Wistaston have won support from a South Cheshire employer as they work to support people facing mental health challenges.

Harbour, part of New Life Community Church in Wistaston, is offering 12-week courses to develop skills, strategies and resilience.

April 22, 2019
South Cheshire woman’s skydive in aid of local mental health charity

South Cheshire woman’s skydive in aid of local mental health charity

A client support manager from South Cheshire is taking part in a skydive in aid of local mental health charity, Inner Trust.

Steph Howman will raise funds for the non-profit organisation that aims to make a difference to young people who have mental health challenges or have disabilities that prevent them from achieving their dreams.

April 16, 2019
Mental health spend on children double in different parts of Cheshire, figures show

Mental health spend on children double in different parts of Cheshire, figures show

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Health chiefs are spending almost twice as much on mental health services for youngsters in some parts of Cheshire than others, according to new figures.

Data presented to the Cheshire East health and wellbeing board shows for 2018-19, the NHS Eastern Cheshire clinical commissioning group (CCG) has spent £2.9 million on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).

January 30, 2019