Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund

Helping Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service

Helping Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service

The Nottingham Volunteer Awards were organised in partnership between Nottingham CVS, the Bestwood Partnership, the Lenton Centre, the Partnership Council and a number of other local charities. The winners were announced on Friday 14 November for the Nottingham Volunteer Awards 2014 – a celebration of the key contribution made to […]

Big Lottery Fund, Events, Mental Health

With a Twist

With a Twist

Our next event is With a Twist Friday 10th October 2014 is World Mental Health Day: a globally designated time for everyone (sane or otherwise) to try to consider and celebrate, educate and advocate about mental health issues worldwide. Its primary aim is to raise individuals’ awareness of what mental illness […]

Big Lottery Fund, Case Studies, Mental Health

Case Study E

Case Study E

E, a woman in her mid-50s, suffered a mental breakdown in 2005 which affected her ability to work. Having expressed an interest in photography her Occupational Therapist referred her to us in 2013. Her illness made it difficult for her to go out alone and she initially was accompanied to […]

Big Lottery Fund, Case Studies, Mental Health

Case Study D

Case Study D

D has been medically diagnosed with bi-polar for over 20 years making it difficult for him to get paid employment and was involved in the pilot project that was the precursor to Big Lottery funding. His photography has developed to such an extent that he was commissioned by a leading cancer […]

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Case Study C

Case Study C

C is a young man in his mid-20s. In addition to mental health issues he has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome which can make developing relationships with others difficult. He was recommended to the group by a Cam-Era member who felt the social aspects of the course would be helpful […]

Big Lottery Fund, Case Studies, Mental Health

Case Study B

Case Study B

B was in her early 30s when she attended a course. She was frightened to leave her flat and was prone to serious panic attacks when away from home which meant she left home rarely. She was referred by Nottinghamshire Social Inclusion and Well-Being Team and was accompanied to the […]

Big Lottery Fund, Events

Beyond the cover

Beyond the cover

Thursday 3rd July 2014 5pm to 7pm at the  Nottingham Photographers’ Hub, Unit P, 69-73 Lower Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 3BB Beyond the Cover The Nottingham Photographers’ Hub is hosting a unique art event showcasing the work of four upcoming photographers from Nottingham.  ‘Beyond the cover’ will feature the work of […]

Big Lottery Fund, Events, Mental Health

Beyond the looking glass

Beyond the looking glass

Friday 28th March 2014 5.30pm to 7pm at the Nottingham Photographer’s Hub The Nottingham Photographers’ Hub is hosting a unique art event showcasing the work of 10 upcoming photographers from Nottingham. ‘Beyond the looking glass’ will feature the work of people who have recently completed a 11 week photography course […]

Big Lottery Fund, Events, Mental Health

HingeD – a celebration on World Mental Health Day

HingeD – a celebration on World Mental Health Day

*HingeD* Thursday 10th October 2013 is World Mental Health Day: a globally designated time for everyone (sane or otherwise) to try to consider and celebrate, educate and advocate about mental health issues worldwide. Its primary aim is to raise individuals’ awareness of what mental illness is and how it can […]

Big Lottery Fund, Events, Mental Health, Participants experiences, Press

Simone talks about the Illuminated project

Simone talks about the Illuminated project

We recently reported about the Illuminated project. The project was developed by four people who had recently completed one of our short 12 week courses and wanted to do more work. We assisted them produce images about their experiences of mental ill health, and then with the assistance of the New […]

Big Lottery Fund, Events, Mental Health

The Wells Road Centre

The Wells Road Centre

We recently worked with residents from the Well Road centre, culminating in a exhibition. Here is the talk given by jagdish Patel from the Hub. “Welcome to this exhibition at Wells Road.  Firstly, we should say well done to all the participants. As you can see they have produced some […]

Big Lottery Fund, Case Studies, Events, Mental Health, Publications

Illuminated – Inside Perspectives on Mental Health

Illuminated – Inside Perspectives on Mental Health

Doubtless one of the most long standing and deeply contested issues spanning the philosophical, theological and clinical worlds “mental illness”, to this day, remains unresolvedly inscrutable mockingly challenging the most judicious of minds. In Nottingham 46,000 people suffer common mental health issues. (Nottingham City NHS Clinical Commission Group 2013).  Indeed, […]