Highbury Hospital provides a broad range of mental health services for adults of all ages, both inpatient and community services. The Live Team at the Hospital want to develop a strong community with Bulwell and Bulwell Forest, building links with local community partners to improve the Highbury Hospital site and support the wellbeing and recovery of our service users.
The Team wants to invite the local community onto the hospital site to deliver activity sessions and share information about resources and activities available to service users in the local community once discharged. Social isolation, social exclusion and loss of confidence are common problems faced by people with mental health difficulties. It is a huge challenge for many people to access the resources available in our local community.
The Live Team is looking for support to help build an indoor space, a ‘Community Activity Hub’, on the Highbury Hospital Community Garden. It will be a vital 'stepping stone' between the inpatient wards and the local community. Furthermore, through community partnership working awareness will be raised within the local community of mental health issues, helping to reduce the stigma faced by people with mental health problems.
Any pledges and/or sponsorship to support our project would make a significant difference to our local community. Please click this link to find out how you can support us.
Dr Julie Attfield, Executive Director for Mental Health Services, said:
“This is a great initiative to work closely with our community partners to enhance the facilities available at the Highbury site. Our staff are keen to dispel the stigma associated with mental illness. The Hospital sits within and is part of the vibrant Bulwell community, so we hope local people will support us as we try to raise the £50,000 necessary to make our plans a reality. Please support us in whichever small way you can.”