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We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect

Welcome to Mind in Furness
Projects & Services

Mind in Furness offers a range of 14 projects and services run at our office at the William Bingley Centre on School Street as well as throughout the local community and sometimes beyond.

You can find a brief overview of some of our services and projects here, including when the next session is running if there are sessions that you can attend. Click on the service or project if you would like further details including details of all of the sessions that we run and who the main point of contact is. We do occasionally have to cancel sessions and we will tell you below if any sessions are cancelled and, where possible, when the sessions will return.

Women's Group

A fun group doing activities with arts, craft and poetry as well as offering therapeutic activities where we will discuss confidence building and self-esteem topics, relaxation sessions, going out to local art exhibitions or just meeting for a coffee.
  • This service has 1 weekly session and runs on Wednesday at 10:30AM

Recovery Star Programme

We have recently developed a 6 weeks group programme which, using group work and one to one sessions, provides a way to discuss and develop personal action plans.
  • This service has 1 weekly session and runs on Thursday at 1:30PM

Peer Support

These fully inclusive sessions provide a safe and confidential environment for those attending to support each other. These sessions are available by arrangement on a daily basis.
  • This service has 5 weekly sessions and the next session is on Tuesday at 10AM

Men's Group

The Men’s Group is held on Tuesday afternoons and is facilitated by Support Worker Mike. In addition to the regular attendees we have a number of men who have joined the group whenever they wish to.
  • This service has 1 weekly session and runs on Tuesday at 1PM

Kitchen Garden Project

If you are interested in gardening, but do not have a garden, or if you want to socialise over a shared interest in gardening you might like to join us at the Green Heart Den and get involved in our exciting outdoor Kitchen Garden Project.
  • This service has 2 weekly sessions and the next session is on Tuesday at 10AM

Hearing Voices

The group meets once a fortnight on a Friday offering support in dealing with the distressing symptom of hearing voices. The group is run by experts happy to share their knowledge and experience in a peer support environment.
  • This service has 1 weekly session and runs on Friday at 1:30PM

Craft Group

Everyone welcome to join in this well attended craft group, which is suitable for all levels of ability. Examples of activity include card making, glass painting, pebble painting and adult colouring.
  • This service has 1 weekly session and runs on Wednesday at 1:30PM

Conservation

Every month we work alongside the National Trust, at High Wray Basecamp. It is a chance to take in the breath taking scenery, whilst doing something worthwhile.

    Choices Programme

    Choices has brought together a number of well respected voluntary and community organisations who want to make a real difference in people's lives. The project is led by Groundworks NE and is aimed at providing support to those furthest away from the labour market and facing multiple barriers.

      Housing: Coniston House

      Coniston House is a well-established CQC registered supported housing scheme offering 24 hour cover and providing a safe environment for 6 Residents. The property is owned by Accent Housing and the support packages are funded by Cumbria County Council.

        Supported Living

        Mind in Furness are the landlords of four one bedroom flats, which have recently been refurbished to a high standard. Located in the town centre they will provide accommodation for Clients with mental health problems where staff will offer support to maintain tenancies and promote recovery.

          Bingo

          The weekly bingo is offered as part of the Peer Support session and is a fun way of making friends and building confidence
          • This service has 1 weekly session and runs on Monday at 1PM

          Millom Safe Space

          The service provides a safe place where anyone experiencing mental health problems can pop a long for a chat and cuppa. It’s a place where they can talk openly about anything without being judged.
          • This service has 1 weekly session and runs on Monday at 11AM

          Singing Group

          If you are interested in joining our singing group? Have fun whilst singing on the Karaoke. Alternatively on the occasions when no one wants to sing then we may have a quiz, play board games or have a Wii games session.
          • This service has 1 weekly session and runs on Friday at 1PM
          Support & Fundraising

          We would like to thank the following companies, organisations and individuals for supporting us throughout the year.

          Corporate Sponsorship

          If you would like to support us you can use the following sites to donate or to run your own sponsorship campaign:

          How can you support our work?

          We’ll glady accept plenty of other ways you can offer your kind support...

          Company Information
          • Mind in Furness
          • The William Bingley Centre
          • 64 School Street
          • Barrow-in-Furness
          • LA14 1EW (show on Google Maps)
          • Charity registered in England and Wales: 1143600
          • Registered company limited by guarantee: 7693277
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