Motivated Minds recognised as a valued Royal Society for Public Health partner
We are thrilled to announce that we have been recognised as a valued partner of the Royal Society for Public Health.
This news follows a nomination for ‘Health on the High Street Award’ last year where we were runners up in a campaign to recognise work being done to make our high streets more health promoting places.
Our HAPPY Hub in the heart of Basildon may be temporarily closed, but we are working hard to ensure that we are still engaging with our community throughout this lockdown, and this recognition has come at a wonderful time for our staff and volunteers working on the front line.
Our team are currently responding to the crisis with free practical and emotional support for hundreds of people in the Basildon Borough, and they will continue to do so while it is needed. We have set up a new emergency food bank already reaching out to over 150 households, and have around 400 volunteers supporting people with shopping and medication needs.
But at Motivated Minds we have a positive attitude to change and are already looking at ways we can develop our existing services to continue supporting people long after the Coronavirus has gone.
Our Managing Director, Carla Andrews, said “We are thrilled to have received recognition from the RSPH and will continue to work hard to safeguard the health and wellbeing of the people in our community. Right now we are having to live very much in the moment and respond to the current crisis, but we will ensure that there is also ongoing support available to help our community adjust over the coming months.”
"We are calling this next step 'post traumatic growth’ as it is an opportunity to build on what has happened, and make positive change as a result. From crisis, through to recovery, we will be there to support our community take the steps needed to rebuild itself and build a better future.“
She added "We are keen to hear from Universities and research parties that might want to support us as we explore the effects that positive psychology can have on strengthening our communities post pandemic; not only will this give us vast learning opportunities to improve crisis management, but it will also allow us to ensure that wellbeing provision develops with our evolving community needs.”
If you need support, or would like to get involved in the work we are doing, contact Carla at firstname.lastname@example.org.