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New mental health support group for north Cornwall

New mental health support group for north Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:16am 28th March 2019. (Updated at 11:17am 28th March 2019)

A new mental health support group has launched for people in north Cornwall

Kilk Clear Minds is a community peer group that gives people somewhere to openly talk about mental health without fear of discrimination or judgement.

The group is trying to connect those who have mental health conditions.

They currently meet weekly for coffee mornings in Kilkhampton, run once a month evening meetings and workshops.

Having recently been inundated with messages they are now branching out to the Bude area and offering the same support there too.

"By having somewhere to turn to, it can help those struggling with mental health build a peer support network, improve wellbeing and build confidence.

"To talk to other people without fear of being judged, share experiences and not to feel alone.

"We offer a buddy system where members of the group can be paired up, they can check up on each other, so they know there is always someone there to talk.

"Many of out group members have become involved with organising fundraising events.

"It gives them something to focus on, tasks to complete, learn new skills and by setting achievable goals they can feel a sense of achievement which builds confidence and wellbeing.

"It gets them talking to members of the community and building new friendships and help a us to raise awareness of Kilk Clear Minds."

Katie Brind, founder

They currently meet weekly for coffee mornings on Thursdays 10.30am to 12pm at Fryers tearoom in Kilkhampton. Monthly evening meetings 2nd Monday of every month at fellowship rooms Kilkhampton and workshops.

Starting from Tuesday April 23rd they will also to be meeting 10.30am to 12pm at Bude golf club.

The group says its aim is to increase awareness and reduce the stigma of mental health.

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