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CPSL Mind team and Ian Darler at Cambridge United

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 11th July

A long walk for mental health - Cambridge Utd FC’s Stadium Manager / Head Groundsman Ian Darler takes on the challenge to walk 1.2 million steps in aid o...

A group of people working together to help their community.

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 26th June

Holly, a student from a local school, spent work experience with us recently and expresses her views on jobs in local charities and their impact on local peo...

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Real life stories, Blog, Volunteering

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 13th June

Meet Rachel, a passionate volunteer whose experiences with Williams Syndrome highlight the challenges and triumphs of living with a learning disability, emph...

Ashley Bunn smiling against a yellow background

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 11th June

Ashley Bunn has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire (CPSL) Mind

Two people running the Cambridge Half Marathon wearing CPSL Mind t-shirts

Event, Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 7th June

Sign up to the 2025 TTP Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 9th March 2025.

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Blog, Our services, Training

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 6th June

The Suicide Prevention Capacity Builder Project will use CPSL Mind’s existing STOP Suicide campaign, workshops and resources and adapt and bespoke them for...

People holding coffee mugs

Our services, Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 4th June

This month, we caught up with CPSL Mind Good Life facilitator, Shannon Graham, who is part of the team that helps run the Good Mood cafes in Peterborough.

Group of people sitting around a table in a coffee shop

Blog, Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 4th June

Our Good Mood Cafes provide an opportunity to meet new people to share interests, skills and wellbeing tips in an informal space to help boost your mood. The...

Cupcakes with CPSL Mind logo and thank you message

Volunteering

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 3rd June

Here at CPSL Mind, we are saying a huge thank you to our volunteers this Volunteers' Week for providing their support for our services.

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Event

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 31st May

CPSL Mind celebrates Pride month with their staff to show support towards the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Liam Baker wearing Mind CPSL t-shirt in front of Buds Fitness logo

Fundraising, Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 29th May

Fitness trainer and CPSL Mind fundraiser Liam Baker is continuing to unite the community and raise vital funds for the charity. Liam and his fitness communit...

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 15th May

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is Movement: Moving more for our mental health! In recognition of this year’s theme, we caught up ...

Football players in CPSL Mind t-shirts standing on football pitch

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 26th April

One of CPSL Mind’s corporate partners, The Sharman Quinney Group will play against the Stamford Lions Veterans in a charity football match.

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Case study

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 3rd April

A LEGO group helps students with their mental health and wellbeing thanks to the support from CPSL Mind’s Good Life Fund.

Apprentices from Caterpillar Picture of the group of apprentices in CPSL Mind t-shirts

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 26th March

The team of apprentices from Caterpillar begin their six challenging climbs and walks in aid of CPSL Mind. 

STOP Suicide prevention training

Training

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 25th March

STOP Suicide offers fully funded training to support charities, community groups, solicitors and family court staff.

Picture of four people wearing blue CPSL Mind t-shirts and smiling at the camera - Great Eastern Run 2024

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 18th March

Take part in the Great Eastern Run 2024 - the popular half marathon on the streets of Peterborough taking place on Sunday 13th October.

Three mothers doing yoga with their babies

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 27th February

Join us for a wellbeing and relaxation session organised by Bear and Cub - Baby, Parent and Adult Wellbeing.

Group of friends with a cake

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 16th February

Are you stuck on what fundraising ideas to do and not sure how to go about them? We have pulled together a list of 13 of the best home fundraising ideas fo...

MUMMA Launch

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 8th February

CPSL Mind joins Barnardo’s and Raham Project to support antenatal and maternity care for Black, Asian and mixed ethnicity families. 

Impact Report Blog post

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 2nd February

Everything you need to know about CPSL Mind's Impact Report for 2022-2023.

People with face paint on faces

Fundraising, Training

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 23rd January

Elevate wellbeing in your workplace through our new joint fundraising and mental health training offer.

Alan Tait

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 18th December

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire (CPSL) Mind Chair Alan Tait has announced his retirement from the charity’s Board of Trustees after th...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 11th December

With the festive season approaching, we’re providing this update on our services to keep you informed of our opening times between Monday 25th December 2...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 9th November

The new service, which launched in April 2023, fulfils the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan priority to support victims and witnesses of crime.

Ollie in the Men's Shed

Case study

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 8th November

New Men’s Shed brings the men of Yaxley and Farcet together thanks to CPSL Minds Good Life Fund. 

Trustee's Week at CPSL Mind text on light blue background

Uncategorized, Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 6th November

Everything you need to know about CPSL Mind's Board of Trustees and what we're doing to celebrate Trustees' Week. 

World Mental Health Day

Event

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 10th October

Awareness is just the start. It's time time to act. In this guide, we'll explore what is World Mental Health Day and what can be done to raise awareness ab...

Buds Fitness Liam working out

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 9th October

Sawtry resident Liam Baker is challenging mental health stigmas and partnering his exciting business venture Buds Fitness with us.

Have a life saving converstion

Training

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 28th September

One in five people in the UK will experience suicidal thoughts in their lifetime. We're offering free-to-attend online STOP Suicide Workshops to equip you ...

Two friends laughing - how to help someone who is not coping

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 25th September

Are you worried about someone not being OK? Or someone you care about going through a difficult time? There are a few things that you can do to support the...

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Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 15th September

Do you want to look after your wellbeing? Here are some tips to promote positive mental health you can try.

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarSunday 10th September

Applications to join the Project Board of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Voluntary Sector Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism initiative 202...

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Blog, Event

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 7th September

In this guide, discover what World Suicide Prevention Day means and how here at CPSL Mind, we are challenging stigma. 

A man skydiving with an instructor for CPSL Mind

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 22nd August

Ten employees from Perkins Engines have raised over £4,000 to support us and jumped out of a plane in a skydiving challenge.

STOP Suicide training

Training

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 14th August

CPSL Mind has teamed up with local organisation Shifties for STOP Suicide training in ST Neots. Over two days, we will educate 200 individuals about suicid...

Residents playing a game

Case study

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 4th August

See how the Earls Spencer Court local games group in Peterborough came alive with the help of CPSL Minds Good Life Fund. 

Charity hockey match

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 7th July

Peterborough Warriors and Nottingham Cyclones take to the ice for nail-biting charity match at Planet Ice Peterborough. 

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 26th June

Whether you’re looking for help with low wellbeing, Personality Disorder or hearing voices, here’s how to sign up for peer support in Cambridgeshire an...

Liam's story Deadlift Over Depression

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 12th June

Sawtry local, Liam Baker, is raising awareness about mental health by bringing his fitness event to his hometown. 

Case study

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 22nd May

Ollie shares how his passion for hobbies is a driving force to recover from mental health challenges and the inspiration for Ollie's hobby hub

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Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 16th May

CPSL Mind spreads awareness about 'anxiety' and promotes positive mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week. 

The Happy Employee Podcast

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 15th May

Jo Clarke, Head of Training at CPSL Mind and Mike O’Hara, Director of Training at Start Within, discuss destigmatising menopause and the symptoms that ca...

Mick and Jack run for CPSL Mind

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 30th March

Peterborough duo Mick and Jack are set to run from London to Brighton in the name of  CPSL Mind - Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire and South L...

Case study

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 27th March

Throughout lockdown, many people in the Peterborough area found life tough - and Woodston was no different. But thanks to local resident Paul Tretheway, an...

Two people holding each others hand for support when not coping very well

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 27th February

Are you feeling low, overwhelmed or stressed? We have a list of resources to help you understand why you are not coping and what you can do to feel better....

Keystone Marketing representative with CPSL Mind representative

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 10th February

We’re delighted to announce that St Neots marketing agency, Keystone Marketing, has named us as charity partner of the year.

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 30th January

We’re delighted to announce that we are developing a new service for witnesses and victims whose mental health and wellbeing has been impacted by a crime...

Stop Suicide campaign man speaking to woman with text saying asking saves lives

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 23rd January

STOP suicide training has gone from strength to strength to help create a suicide safer community.

Woman completing Skydiving

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 2nd November

It has been quite a year so far for Paul Redgate, Chairman of South Holland District Council, and his team who have thrown themselves, once literally, into...

Fundraising, Event

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 18th October

Remember all those lockdown quiz nights? Well, it’s time to get back to how they used to be with our first CPSL Mind quiz night with a chance to win some...

A group of women in an office looking at a laptop screen

Training

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 12th October

Over half of the population experience the menopause but more than 40% of women were unaware of the menopause's potentially life-altering effects on their ...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 5th October

Share your happy song as part of our #SongsThatMakeYouSmile fundraising campaign and help us to provide free mental health support

Fundraising

Our services, Real life stories

Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 17th August

Happy birthday to our Good Mood Cafe at Haddenham Arts Centre which recently celebrated one whole year of connecting people in our local communities.

Event, Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 16th August

Local landlord and landlady, Andy and Jackie who run The Dolphin Pub in Melbourn, Royston, are organising a festival on 27/28/29th August 2022 called ‘Do...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 16th August

Being a new dad can be tough. Welcoming a child into the world can be exciting and rewarding, but comes with its own unique challenges.

A white woman and white man holding a purple and orange I'd Ask sign

Training

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 12th August

Join our free, one-hour STOP Suicide Talks to gain knowledge which could help you keep somebody experiencing suicidal thoughts safe.

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 11th August

Heatwaves, or long periods of hot weather, are becoming more and more commonplace in our lives. As the sun shines, it can be easy to forget that weather af...

Training

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 9th August

New training course is dedicated to empowering employers to improve staff's mental health in a hybrid working environment 

Two people skydiving out of a plane with the clouds below them. The person from Perkins is in a tandem with the instructor.

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 8th August

There are many ways to spend a Sunday morning but, for five employees of Perkins Engines Company Limited, jumping out of a plane at over 10,000 foot was ce...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 21st July

Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping, body-blasting fitness class. 

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 19th July

A massive congratulations to Jo, Jess, Kate, Jenny, Vicki and David who completed their relay race across the English Channel on June 23rd starting at 4.50...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 14th July

Exploring the topic of overthinking is the aim of Cambridge local Sara Parodi’s project ‘How Many Times’ with her creation of a zine which she has ma...

Nik sharing his impact on Peer Support Groups

Real life stories, Case study, Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 1st July

Our Peer Support Groups provide the opportunity to share lived experience of mental health with others who have faced similar experiences. Nik and Bridie s...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 23rd June

Street artist Nathan Murdoch is set to transform a row of unsightly garage doors by painting portraits of inspirational people to help raise awareness of m...

Event

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 16th June

Beat the Blues this World Mental Health Day by joining us for a walk and talk in Hinchingbrooke Park on Sunday 9th October 2022

Event

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 16th June

Are you looking for your next challenge? Join Team CPSL Mind for our brand-new annual sky dive on Saturday 17th September 2022.

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 9th June

It is a fundraising bonanza at Perkins Engines Company Limited this spring and summer with both their employees and Young Professionals taking part in tast...

Event, Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 11th May

The world’s largest inflatable 5k course is coming to Peterborough with 32 gigantic obstacles, combined with five pumping music zones to motivate you aro...

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 4th May

This Mental Health Awareness Week, let's focus on creating and strengthening our connections to others and the world around us. 

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 4th May

Connecting with others and the world around you doesn't have to be done all at once - if you need some inspiration, here are our connection hints and tips ...

Image of people sitting with a laptop to discuss work - Mental Health First Aid Training Course Peterborough

Training

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 3rd May

At CPSL Mind, we’re working to build a future with mentally healthy, inclusive communities and workplaces. We want to empower everyone to have the knowle...

Training

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 25th April

The theme of Mental Health Awareness Week this year is loneliness. To support workplaces with hybrid working in which staff can feel disconnected or lonely...

Event, Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 4th April

Sign up to the 2023 TTP Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 5th March 2023.

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 9th March

A very grey start on the morning of Sunday 6th March 2022 turned out to be a spectacular event day for our team. With a team of over 40 runners taking part...

Event, Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 23rd February

Experiences like Jen’s (below) are the inspiration for our STOP Suicide ‘ASKing Saves Lives’ campaign which launches on Thursday 24th February 2022.

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 8th February

Bourne local, Nathan Reeves, will not be sitting still for long this month as he attempts to do 3000 sits ups and 3000 push ups throughout February to rega...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 3rd February

Munters, global leaders in climate control and dehumidification are partnering with us throughout 2022. The affiliation aims to raise awareness of the impo...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 25th January

We are launching two new Good Mood Cafes to connect people in the community and provide valuable mental health support.

Volunteering

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 25th January

Volunteers play a key role in our organisation and community, and their contributions make a huge difference. Gabbi, a volunteer with the campaigns and com...

Fundraising, Event

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 12th January

The event coincides with Blue Monday to highlight the importance of communication and community in combatting mental health concerns.

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 17th December

With the festive season approaching, we’re providing this update on our services to keep you informed of our opening times over the coming weeks.

Fundraising, Event

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 17th November

Sign up to the 2022 TTP Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 6th March 2022.

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 29th October

We know that becoming a new Dad can be a life changing experience, but it can also be difficult. We are pleased to announce the pilot launch of Dads Matter...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 22nd October

Motivated by supporting mental wellbeing in their local community, The Friendship Club in Peterborough hosted a Bank Holiday Craft Day on Monday 30th Augus...

Fundraising, Event

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 19th October

A team of nearly 70 runners ran the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 17th October, raising over £20,000 to support our services.

Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 1st October

At 12 years old, Megan faced the heartbreak of losing both of her parents to suicide. Now aged 25 and a mother herself, she is sharing her experiences to r...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 24th September

Last season, Melbourn FC challenged themselves to run or walk a combined 6,000km – the distance between their home ground to the Ataturk Olympic Stadium ...

Event, Real life stories

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 9th September

We have received a donation of £1,000 from local homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes to support their work in mental health services.

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 27th August

On Saturday 14th August, St Ives Rangers Black Soxs Under 17s were beaten 4-3 by the Haywain Restaurant Veterans in a tightly contested football match. Des...

Real life stories, Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 23rd August

For Justin Haywood, life had become tough. Undiagnosed mental health problems coupled with life events led to mental health crises. However, Justin's life t...

Fundraising, Event

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 17th August

More than £3,000 was raised for us, as Team CPSL Mind beat off the competition to secure top spot on the ‘Minds In Action’ virtual challenge leaderboa...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 2nd August

Specialist running store, Advance Performance, will be supporting runners fundraising for us, through a free preparation event. On Sunday 5th September, fr...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 29th July

Queen’s Charity Committee, of Queen’s College at the University of Cambridge, have chosen us as their charity of the year. The Committee have already c...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 21st July

Beaumont Healthcare, the largest care provider for Cambridgeshire County Council, held an afternoon tea at their base in St Neots on 7th July, raising an ...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 23rd June

Being part of a community can have a positive effect on mental health and emotional wellbeing, that is why we want you to have your say and help shape Ment...

3 Great Britain athletes on bikes with red helmets in a velodrome

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 16th June

Local Mind mental health charities, including us, are gearing up for the ‘Minds in Action’ fundraising challenge, which begins on 23rd July 2021, fron...

A man with a blue beard sitting at the salon

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 9th June

St Neots local, David Lee, has launched a colourful fundraising campaign which enables those who donate to vote on whether he dyes his beard a bright shade...

Event

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 7th June

Our 48th Annual General Meeting (AGM) event will take place on Tuesday 29th June 2021 from 2pm. Due to the current climate of Covid-19 restrictions, the ...

Girl with plaited pigtails talking a selfie in a blue CPSL Mind tshirt

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 26th May

Rhiann Ward completed more than 5km a day for 28 days between 17th April and 14th May 2021, reaching a total of 140km in order to raise money to support u...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 7th May

We are delighted to announce our continued partnership with Cambridge based video games company, Jagex.

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 29th April

On Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th April, over one hundred runners took part in the second annual Fenland Running Club Social Distanced Relay.

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 20th April

Spring has certainly sprung and we are thrilled to open up applications for the Spring round of the Good Life Fund.

A lady holding a litter picker next to a shopping trolley with bin bags in it

Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 20th April

Fay Belham, aged 53, has experienced periods of depression throughout her life and, in particular, severe postnatal depression after the birth of her twin ...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 20th April

The period following discharge from hospital or community-based Crisis Team support can be a challenging time.

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 20th April

The Good Life Service is incredibly excited to announce the launch of the Waves Programme.

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 20th April

We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in Cambridge’s first ever virtual run ‘Run Everyone’ and raised over £9,000 for us at C...

Two women in front of a Sharman Quinney sign holding a cheque for CPSL Mind for £1,580

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 7th April

We were delighted when local estate and letting agents, Sharman Quinney made a wonderful donation of £1,580, raised from a raffle at their Top Achievers A...

Two men outside holding a white CPSL Mind tshirt

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 16th March

44 players, family members and friends of Melbourn FC agreed to take part in a virtual challenge to run or walk the 3,000km from their home pitch to the Ch...

Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 24th February

Those of us who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or do not fit into traditional categories of gender or sexuality (LGBTIQ+) are statistically more...

Group of men standing behind a Melbourn Football Club proudly supporting CPSL Mind banner

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 23rd February

During March, 27 players, family members and friends of Melbourn FC will take part in a virtual challenge to run or walk the 3,000km from their home pitch ...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 19th February

We’re delighted to announce that we will be working alongside The Lantern Initiative and local community partners to develop a new service focused on the...

Man with glasses and a beard sat down speaking into a microphone

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 17th February

St Neots entrepreneur Alex Hughes, founder of Shifties, a free networking hub for small business owners, hosted a 24-hour Speak Up Liveathon event on Blue ...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 5th February

In December 2020, Beaumont Healthcare, a St Neots based personal care service company, held a Family Bake Off contested between adults and children raising...

Event

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 29th January

Whether you’re having to furlough staff, have seen an increase in staff sickness, are facing the challenges of home schooling or just feel worn down by t...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 14th January

Whether you’ve accessed inpatient care yourself or have supported a loved one, we’re really keen to hear your ideas to help develop the care in place a...

A man and women holding a cheque for CPSL Mind in front of a Welcome to St Neots Golf Club sign on a brick wall

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 17th December

William Whitney, a young man from St Neots, tragically took his own life earlier this year. His loved ones, including dad Steve, were left devastated. Dete...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 15th December

This year, to celebrate 45 years of supporting its retail members, PMA (Property Managers Association) decided to create a Big Christmas Quiz for members, ...

Fundraising, Event

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 10th December

Sign up to the 2021 TTP Cambridge Half Marathon on 17th October 2021.

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 8th December

Details of our opening times between Monday 21st December 2020 and Monday 4th January 2021.

Event

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 8th December

At CPSL Mind we have been named as overall winners of National Mind’s ‘Influence and Engagement Award’ in recognition of the contribution that indivi...

White girl sat on a black sofa waving at her laptop

Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 8th December

We may have been physically apart during 2020 but we have still been there for each other and nothing illustrates this more than our Peer Support Groups at...

Cupcakes with the Good Mood Cafe and Good Life logos on them

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 4th December

October 2020 marked one year since the official launch of our Good Life Service at Art and Soul cafe in St Neots and we took the opportunity to celebrate ...

A woman and man in front of a Sharman Quinney sign holding a cheque for CPSL Mind

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 2nd December

Over recent years, we have been very grateful for the support of local estate agent Sharman Quinney and this year was no exception.

Training

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 17th November

We are calling out to employers, HR Managers and those with responsibility for people development in the workplace.

5 women smiling who have completed a sport event

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 3rd November

On 4th October 2020, braving terrible weather, a four runner team supported by their amazing crew ran a marathon around Rutland Water to replicate the Vir...

Group of people in a room with grey chairs holding a purple and orange I'd Ask Stop Suicide pledge sign

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 23rd October

(CPSL) Mind – have been announced as winners of the Best Targeted Mental Health Initiative award at the national ‘This Can Happen’ Awards for their s...

Blog

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 13th October

Thank you to everyone who attended our 47th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on Tuesday 25th August 2020 as we celebrated the impact of our work and ...

Group of people sat at a table in a room with a blue wall

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 13th October

We’re thrilled to announce that we have been named winners of the 2020 national Mind awards in the category of ‘Service User Influence and Participatio...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 23rd September

Fullscope is a consortium of charities with a shared mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Cambridgeshire and ...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 17th September

After a drought in paddling for 30 years, local hero Peter Emeleus is dusting off his paddle to raise funds for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Linc...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 14th September

A new phase of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough award-winning suicide prevention campaign STOP Suicide launched on Thursday 10th September 2020 for Wo...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 7th August

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) is moving from The Limes in St Neots in August 2020, following 17 happy years in the b...

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 31st July

The JM Cambridge Fundraising team undertook a week of activities from 22nd-26th June with games and raffles to encourage donations. 

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 31st July

CPSL Mind was thrilled when Melbourn FC chose them as their charity for the year. Even with the recent challenges of social distancing they managed to rais...

Event

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 31st July

Our 47th Annual General Meeting (AGM) event will take place on Tuesday 25 August 2020 from 2.30pm.

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 28th July

On 11th July 2020, Stephen Friend ran around his local cricket field to a distance of 7.1km, which was 3km further than his intended distance, raising ove...

Event

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 27th July

We have been nominated for four national awards in recognition of our work in areas of innovation, sustainability, leadership and service user influence.

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 8th July

Here are ten steps, from Laura, our Communications Volunteer, you can take to get your wellbeing back on track and help you cope with your new circumstance...

A lady stood in front of a front door

Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 30th June

Coronavirus and the isolation caused by social distancing have created numerous challenges for everyone’s mental health. At this time, finding new ways t...

Cakes and a piece of paper with the CPSL Mind logo on it on a table with a red and white checked table cloth

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 18th June

On 2nd June 2020, Adam cooked up a storm for his neighbourhood with ‘Lemon and Poppy Drizzle Cake’ and ‘Hazelnut Buttercream Chocolate Cake’ on the...

Man in running gear running down the road

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 9th June

On possibly the hottest weekend of the year so far, 43 runners and one Tyrannosaurus Rex took part in the Fenland Running Club Social Distancing Relay, obs...

A man and woman in fancy dress in front of a front door with a washing line with signs saying CPSL Mind Mental Health Awareness Week

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarSunday 7th June

Orchard Road in Histon held a fantastic street party for Mental Health Awareness Week and raised an impressive £265.

A picture a Nye - a white man with dark hair

Volunteering

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 1st June

Today we’re celebrating the contribution of Nye Jones who has been with us for almost a year.

A picture of David - a white man in a Christmas jumper

Volunteering

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 1st June

Today we’re celebrating the contribution of David Lee who has been with us for the past six months.

3 women and a man in a kitchen in sports gear smiling

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 12th May

CPSL Mind was delighted when Emma Tytherleigh decided to fundraise for the charity as part of the national 2.6 challenge.

A black man with glasses on the phone with text saying Lifeline If days seem touch and you feel low, call lifeline helpline Freephone 0808 808 2121 Monday to Friday 11am - 11pm Weekends 2pm - 11pm

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 28th April

Lifecraft’s Lifeline helpline for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides a listening ear, to discuss issues affecting mood & wellbeing especially d...

A man on the phone holding a mug with text saying Now we're talking. Even though times are tough - talking is the one thing that can help. Find out more about how to stay mentally well at: keep-your-head.com/now #nowweretalking #coronavirus

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 27th April

Organisations across the county have joined forces to launch a wellbeing campaign and additional mental health support for people during the coronavirus ou...

Pink square with an image of a man and two young children in an aeroplane made out of a cardboard box, with text saying Imagine all the ways you can help. The 2.6 challenge. And the CPSL Mind logo

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 23rd April

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26th April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fun...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 7th April

We are responding to this time of incredible change and challenge for our communities by launching an online wellbeing service and fellow charity Lifecraf...

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Event

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 20th March

Regretfully, due to concerns around COVID-19 coronavirus, we have taken the decision to postpone the CPSL Mind 47th Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was...

Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 17th March

It is with regret that we have to announce the temporary suspension of our community-based services – namely our Good Mood cafes, Open Door calm spaces, ...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 16th March

We were over the moon when the University of Cambridge gifted us 50 running places as part of their partnership with the Saucony Cambridge half marathon.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 16th March

For the second year running, Cam FM, the community radio station for students, staff and alumni of both Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities, presented...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 12th March

We were delighted to team up with Cambridge United Football Club on Saturday 29th February, as part of the national Mind and English Football League (EFL) ...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarSaturday 7th March

We are here for you and you can still call us on our central number 0300 303 4363 or email us at enquiries@cpslmind.org.uk.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 24th February

CPSL Mind was really pleased to be given a cheque for £220, raised from a charity football match organised by Peterborough based, Marco Sementa.

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Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 18th February

Sipping on a cup of tea, John Willock is chatting candidly about his experiences of mental health challenges, grief and suicidal thoughts – “I didn’t...

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Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 18th February

Becoming a new mum is a huge life event that can be both emotionally rewarding and challenging. Perinatal mental health issues affect up to 20 per cent of ...

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Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 17th February

CPSL Mind and Peterborough United Football Club have teamed up to raise awareness and funds for local mental health services as part of the national Mind a...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 27th January

CPSL Mind was delighted this week to receive a wonderful cheque for £450 from the Fenland Farmers Lodge 9933. The money was raised through a variety of fu...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 27th January

CPSL Mind were overwhelmed this weekend to receive an enormous cheque for £8,040.20 raised by the wonderful members of Elton Furze Golf Club.

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Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 13th January

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.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 7th January

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...

A group of people in a room with a green floor wearing CPSL Mind shirts in front of Stop Suicide and CPSL Mind banners

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 6th January

CPSL Mind was seriously impressed when Max York, founder of the elite personal training company AlphaFit, decided to set himself the challenge of completin...

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Hand drawn blue calendarTuesday 10th December

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 impress...

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Event

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 9th December

Organisations with responsibility for mental health provision across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have united with individuals who have lived experience...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 28th November

We are excited to announce the launch of the “Support U’s” mental health football sessions in partnership with Cambridge United Community Trust.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 18th November

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.

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Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 7th November

The experience of personality disorders can be alienating, causing people to have a distorted impression of themselves and their relationships with others....

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Volunteering

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 28th October

Liane Wilkinson, now 18 years old and starting an apprenticeship in critical care nursing, became a Stress LESS Champion in year 12 during her time at Nene...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 28th October

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...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 28th October

CPSL Mind was incredibly impressed when Rhys Owen completed the Cardiff University half marathon in memory of his dad Kelvin.

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Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 28th October

CPSL Mind was delighted today to receive £500 from St Peters Lodge No 442 in Peterborough. The money was raised from a number of raffles held throughout t...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 24th October

Beat the rush and secure your place for this year’s Saucony Cambridge Half Marathon – one of the fastest selling and most beautiful half marathons in t...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 21st October

CPSL Mind was thrilled to be chosen as Cambridge City’s charity for the season, raising an impressive £1,327 from a bucket collection and charity auctio...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 21st October

CPSL Mind was extremely impressed when Peterborough based, Supermax Healthcare, a manufacturer of disposable examination gloves raised over £3,000 in reco...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 16th October

Have you been discharged from a mental health hospital within the last five years? If so, you may be able to help us with a survey which aims to help peop...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 7th October

CPSL Mind was really pleased when Cambridge City Council’s Active Lifestyle Team decided to organise a DanceFest and raise money for the local mental hea...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 3rd October

Our partnership with gaming company Jagex has won the Corporate Community Local Involvement award at the national Charity Times Awards for our work on the ...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 2nd October

Good Mood cafes, Open Door calm spaces and community connectivity, just a few of the initiatives in the fresh approach to supporting the one in four of us ...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 16th September

The University of Cambridge are set to benefit from a new £1.5 million partnership launched today between Goldman Sachs and Mind, which will provide menta...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 12th September

Senior leaders from organisations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have united in their commitment to get behind the countywide ambition to end suici...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 12th September

CPSL Mind was thrilled when the Ketton Horticultural Society presented them with a cheque for £1,500 towards their work, helping local people in their rec...

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Real life stories

Hand drawn blue calendarSaturday 7th September

The experience of anxiety can be highly isolating and uncertain, sometimes leaving people with the feeling that there is no solution to their condition. Th...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarSaturday 27th July

Local mental health charity CPSL Mind was thrilled when the Pole Shed in Ely raised £570 from a charity men’s pole fitness event earlier this month.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarSaturday 27th July

CPSL Mind was delighted when Slimming World St Ives, contacted them to say they had raised £800.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarSaturday 27th July

CPSL Mind was delighted when the RCCG City of David chose them as one of their charities to support in 2019 and raised an amazing £1,000.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarSaturday 27th July

A free yoga festival held earlier this month at Yoga Studio Ely raised an amazing £976 for the local mental health charity CPSL Mind.

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 15th July

Our Good Life Service is built on our belief that everyone has strengths, talents and passions they can share to play their part in community life. 

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 15th July

Rachel is our longest-serving volunteer, having started volunteering with us over 15 years ago, and continues to share her skills, passion and kindness wit...

A group of people holding a Kier cheque for CPSL Mind

Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 10th July

CPSL Mind was extremely grateful to receive £1,069 from construction company Kier Regional Building Eastern, after colleagues from their Waterbeach office...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarMonday 8th July

Secondary school and Sixth Form students (aged 14-18) across 5 schools in Cambridgeshire have been commended for their dedication to promoting positive men...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 28th June

Seven leading organisations that support the mental wellbeing of children and/or young people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are uniting to launch Ful...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 14th June

CPSL Mind was incredibly impressed with Aidan Joy’s determination and hard work when he decided to take on the grueling challenge of cycling 1,000 miles...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 23rd May

Cambridgeshire Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) were thrilled to hear that St Neots based Hotel Chocolat had arranged for an amazing ca...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarThursday 23rd May

CPSL Mind was over the moon to hear that El’s Barbershop in St Ives had raised a staggering £1,364 for the local mental health charity by Elio Videtta (...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarWednesday 8th May

On the 28th of April Abigail took part in the London Marathon and raised an amazing amount for local mental health charity, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough ...

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 3rd May

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind was delighted to receive £1,083 raised from a netball tournament organised by local law firm Tayl...

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Our services

Hand drawn blue calendarSaturday 20th April

On Wednesday 20th March, we held our 46th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at The Moller Centre in Cambridge.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 29th March

Cam FM Presents: Speak Your Mind, 24 hour long radio broadcast to raise money for local charity CPSL Mind.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 22nd March

Staff from Peterborough based Bonacia have chosen local mental health charity CPSL Mind as their Charity of the Year for 2019.

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Fundraising

Hand drawn blue calendarFriday 22nd March

Her Majesty’s Passport Office in Peterborough chose local mental health charity, CPSL Mind, as their Charity of the Year for 2018.

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