Plymouth & District Mind – an incorporated mental health charity operating in Plymouth, UK since 1984. They support over 1,500 people each year through our Recovery College (psycho-educational courses; 1-to-1s; peer support groups; social activities; skills development; job coaching; volunteering) and deliver mental health awareness courses such as Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Promoting Wellbeing in the Workplace across Devon and Cornwall. They are campaigners against stigma and discrimination and run a programme of school based assemblies and small group workshops to tackle this issue.
In January 2013 PADM opened its “Plymouth Recovery College” to facilitate inclusion of disadvantaged participants who are willing to attend a “recovery college” but shy away from going to a mental health centre. The aim of the Recovery College is to help people move forward in their journey, fulfill their potential and attain a better quality of life. PADM provides services to an average of 400 disadvantaged, carers and support workers, per month.
PADM delivers training to 35 local businesses (large and small) with 12 employers (100+ employees) retaining its training services on an annual basis.
PADM has developed and provides level 1 mental health training for young people – nationally accredited; level 3 mental health training locally accredited (NOCN) – this was then transferred and accredited at level 3 in Slovenia, Greece, Lithuania and level 6 in Poland. Plymouth Mind is a British Council, NOCN, APT and City and Guilds approved centre for vocational training in mental health. Accredited training provider for Mental Health First Aid England; accredited provider for ASIST training.