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Posted: 13/05/2021

We've joined the Breathe Culture Pledge!

We're proud to say that we have joined the Breathe Culture Pledge: A promise to put your people first, invest in their success, super-charge employee engagement - and ultimately drive your business...
Posted: 11/02/2021

New Service: Resilience Project

We are now accepting referrals for our new free-to-access service, which aims to provide local people with practical tools needed to maintain positive mental health & emotional wellbeing. ...
Posted: 05/02/2021

Adult Instant Messenger Service Available Weekdays

Our Instant Messenger service is a confidential online support service for adults to chat about anything that is affecting their mental health and emotional wellbeing.  Follow this link f...
Posted: 15/01/2021

Busting the Blue Monday myth with #BlueAnyDay

This year we want to help dispel the myth that the third Monday in January (18 January) is the most depressing day of the year and remind people that depression is a serious condition that can affe...
Posted: 11/12/2020

Mind's Blue Light Programme

Mind, the mental health charity, is leading on the Blue Light Programme, funded by The Royal Foundation, to support the mental health of people working in the emergency services. Mind want to hear ...
Posted: 08/12/2020

Will's Christmas Day 277 mile lockdown cycle challenge

Your fundraising efforts don't stop over the festive season and Will Smith will be raising money for our charity ON Christmas Day by setting himself a stretching challenge of cycling 277 miles (a m...
Posted: 25/11/2020

Winter Wellness Project 2020/21

We have joined forces with partners Changes and Dove to successfully secure additional funding to provide mental wellbeing services to professionals, carers and young people living in Staffordshire...
Posted: 14/11/2020

Nick Cummings' head shave raises over £2,000

Nick Cummings has raised over £2,000 in memory of his brother – by completely shaving off his 'lockdown hair'. The area sales engineer, from Trentham, hadn't had a haircut in more than six ...
Posted: 29/06/2020

Speak Up Space now 7 days per week

Speak Up Space has been supporting young people up to the age of 18 in Stoke-on-Trent via its instant messaging service since February 2019. The service began offering support just two evenings per...
Posted: 26/06/2020

Simon covers 625 miles whilst shielding in lock-down

Simon Lester, a 36-year-old dad of two, is going the extra mile to help friends, family and anyone affected by mental health issues – by covering 625 miles this month. Simon has vowed to cross-t...
Posted: 17/06/2020

North Staffs Mind has launched a new counselling service

North Staffs Mind has launched a new counselling service to support the mental wellbeing of people living and working in North Staffordshire. The service will offer rapid access to counselling at ...
Posted: 10/06/2020

Stokie DJ recruits celebrities to sing for North Staffs Mind

Local Stoke-on-Trent DJ, Terry Bossons, made a video for the NHS last month that hit the target of £1,500 in a matter of days. So this time, he's set out to raise £1,000 for North Staff...
Posted: 10/06/2020

Working together with Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University has chosen North Staffs Mind as their 'University Charity' for 2020 and 2021, alongside the University's Horizon Fund. Through the partnership we'll be working together to ...
Posted: 27/03/2020

Coronavirus: Service Changes

Due to the current Coronavirus situation, we have made changes to how we work.Our offices are open, and we are continuing our support of local people as best we can by working remotely.  You c...
Posted: 12/03/2020

Match Day collection at Crewe Alexandra Football Club

Braving the cold weather, 17 volunteers helped out at last weekend's fixture against Stevenage at Crewe Alexandra Stadium.  It was a great result all round; the home team won 3-1 and £63...
Posted: 12/03/2020

How to manage OCD and anxiety amid the coronavirus

Covid-19, a new form of coronavirus, is dominating the news. It's a worrying time for everyone, but for those who suffer from health anxiety and/or a form of obsessive compulsive disorder involving...
Posted: 19/02/2020

Speak Up Space Celebrates its 1st Birthday

Celebrating the 1st birthday of our Speak Up Space website and instant messaging service with our brilliant team and the students at the Co-op Academy, Stoke-on-Trent. In the last 12 months the web...
Posted: 19/02/2020

Hosting our 1st Workplace Wellbeing Seminar

On Wednesday 13th November 2019 we hosted a Workplace Wellbeing Seminar that attracted a capacity crowd of 60 local business representatives.  Guest speakers included Mind's Head of Workplace ...
Posted: 13/02/2020

Taking the Time to Change Pledge

As part of our commitment to challenging stigma and discrimination around mental health and improving workplace wellbeing, we signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge at our Annual General Meeting...
Posted: 07/02/2020

It's Time to Talk at intu Potteries Centre

For Time to Talk Day, some of our staff visited the Chatty Chairs at intu Potteries Centre in Stoke to encourage everyone to be more open and have conversations about mental health and have convers...
Posted: 07/02/2020

Running to Raise for North Staffs Mind

A big thank you to Friends of Alton Challenge and Fun Run for their donation of £250 from the annual 5-mile and 2.5-mile events.  It was great to meet everyone on Wednesday - thank you f...
Posted: 07/02/2020

It's Time to Talk: Footballers Raise Awareness of Mental Health

Footballers have been urged to talk about their problems - as part of a new awareness campaign.  A cheque for £3,000 was handed over to North Staffs Mind from the Kieran Rutter Legacy Fu...
Posted: 05/02/2020

Comedy Night Raises More Than The Roof!

An evening of fun and laughter was staged by Dains Accountants in Stoke-on-Trent to give a huge boost to mental health charity North Staffs Mind. The Stoke office organised a side-splitting comedy...
Posted: 05/02/2020

Golf Day Raises Funds for North Staffs Mind

Family and friends of popular businessman Gary Smith have created an annual golf day in his memory so they can raise funds for North Staffs Mind, a charity close to their hearts. Gary Smith was a l...
Posted: 22/01/2020

North Staffs Mind gets Gold!

The HealthWorks Stoke-on-Trent is a network of organisations in Stoke-on-Trent working to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees. Workplace Health and Wellbeing Accreditation Laura Ma...
Posted: 08/01/2020

Match Day collection at Stoke City Football Club

Many thanks to the staff and volunteers who joined us for a match day collection at Stoke City Football Club - and to all the supporters who gave so generously