Our Social Enterprise
RMHM - Rural Mental Health Matters aims to provide mobile outreach services, a 'wellness on wheels' to reflect the unique challenges presented by rural isolation. Reaching out to rural and remote communities, acting as a focal point, providing information, advice and signposting to support that's available in the local community.
To do this, we need you! As a new Social Enterprise we are looking for funding so that we can get the very first mobile outreach unit 'on the road' in rural North Dorset. This will be the first of it's kind in the UK, and we envisage one of many, as this is a nationwide issue affecting ALL rural and remote communities.
Above all, we need to change perceptions (e.g. anti-stigma activities) to break the silence. For many of us mental health is not about statistics, models or innovation but how we can ‘prevent things from getting to the desperate stage’....after all, we all have mental health.
Rural Mental Health Matters is looking to work collaboratively with like minded community groups/projects/charities/NHS/LA's & individuals. So please do get in touch!
Who Rural Mental Health Matters currently works with:
Help and Kindness
Help And Kindness an ambitious project to bring together information about all kinds of help and support that are available to people living and working in Dorset. More information can be found on the Help and Kindness website.
Since March 2019 I am pleased to say I have been working with Peter Jones, founder of Growing Compassionate Communities (GCC) a new Dorset based national charity, launched officially in Parliament July 2018. Peter is a founding Trustee of RMHM. More information on GCC can be found here.
Total Wellbeing Matters (TWM)
A local company providing emotional/ practical support, based in Sherborne, Dorset. TWM's amazing Amanda Whitlock is working together with RMHM, I am pleased to say she is also a founding Trustee of RMHM. More information on TWM can be found here.
Amanda and I plan to deliver MFHA Mental Health First Aider training in 2020. MHFA England is the only provider of licensed Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training in England more on MHFA here.
The Headstrong Project
The Headstrong Project - a Shaftesbury based organisation that aims to break down barriers and raise awareness around anxiety and mental health through original projects and events. More about Headstrong here.
The YANA Project provides confidential support, mental health awareness and funding for counselling for those in farming and rural trades in Norfolk, Suffolk and Worcestershire but is frequently asked about similar organisations in other parts of the country. More about Yana Farming can be found here.
Yana Farming's National Directory of Rural Support Groups can be found here yanahelp.org/national-directory.html If you would like hard copies of it or the #SuicidePrevention cards you can email firstname.lastname@example.org