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Positive Minds started in 2009 to raise awareness of depression among people over the age of 50. It has now become an independent constituted group and secured funding to carry out important work in bringing organisations together to tackle the issue.
A constituted group is one that has set rules that members must follow. It also means they have written down what they want to achieve in an official document.
Among its successes over the past 3 years, Positive Minds has:
Positive Minds has been given £1500 to start a network of organisations that can work together to help tackle depression among the over-50s in the district. It has also developed an action plan for 2012. At the first annual general meeting in December, the group launched this action plan and elected the management committee members. Now the group is working to get funding to employ a part-time development worker.
If you want to know more about Positive Minds or want to get involved call Marcella Celli on 01535 665258 or email firstname.lastname@example.org