CPSL Mind News

Strong in Mind, strong in Body

Although a confident business woman and support worker, Claire Gradwell from Ely regularly suffers with anxiety and panic attacks, especially in crowded places. Determined to face her fears and to raise money for CPSL Mind, Claire entered the Spartan Challenge, which took place in November at Twickenham stadium, an event packed with thousands of people. […]

Melbourn Mind Awareness Day

CPSL Mind was delighted when Melbourn Football Club, a local men’s village team, chose them as their charity of the year for 2019/20. As part of their fundraising, on 30th November they organised an amazing mental health awareness day in the village. Many local businesses and community groups got involved. The Melbourn Hub hosted a […]

AlphaFit complete 12 hours of fitness for CPSL Mind

CPSL Mind was seriously impressed when Max York, founder of the elite personal training company AlphaFit, decided to set himself the challenge of completing a work out on the hour, every hour for twelve hours. The event took place on 1st December at Max’s Landbeach gym. Along with 2 other coaches, his Histon Football club […]

Fundraising is a piece of cake….or two

CPSL Mind was extremely impressed with the quality of the cakes Fiona Cumberpatch served at her pop up café in Stamford last month, raising a very impressive £225 for the charity. Fiona said, “ I set up the kitchen like a cafe with a menu on the wall, borrowed a tea urn from a friend, […]

Kier reach their fundraising peak for CPSL Mind

CPSL Mind was extremely grateful to receive £1,069 from construction company Kier Regional Building Eastern, after colleagues from their Waterbeach office completed the 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of the local mental health charity. Fern Hume (Administrator, Kier) said, “We chose CPSL Mind from a staff vote. Overwhelmingly people wanted to support the local charity. […]

The Design Hack: Innovating Mental Health Provision in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Organisations with responsibility for mental health provision across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have united with individuals who have lived experience of accessing mental health support to explore ideas to improve services using a new innovative way of working. The Design Hack week took place from 18th to 22nd November 2019 and provided an opportunity for mental […]

Support U’s mental health football session

We are excited to announce the launch of the “Support U’s” mental health football sessions in partnership with Cambridge United Community Trust. The “Support U’s” weekly mental health football session is available for males aged between 18-65 throughout the 2019/20 football season, and aims to improve both physical and mental fitness by providing an opportunity […]

The Value of Peer Support – Alex’s Story

The experience of personality disorders can be alienating, causing people to have a distorted impression of themselves and their relationships with others. This can create a vicious cycle leading to more and more isolation. Coming together with others in the same position can be life-changing in enabling people to break cycles of isolation and move […]

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow……

CPSL Mind was delighted to hear that Corey Harris, a chef from the Møller Institute raised an impressive £200 from organising a sponsored head shave. Leon Palmer, Marketing Manager for the Møller Institute, said “CPSL Mind has been our designated charity to support for the last two years. Mental health affects so many people and […]

They were beyond absolute despair, “when someone finally listened”

In 2010, a young man travelled to the UK to study at university. Here he fell in love with a young lady and the dynamic of their lives changed irreversibly in the most challenging ways. Their love was not acceptable due to their different backgrounds and religions and they were both outcast by their families. […]

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