As you may be aware, increasing support for mental health is a key theme in our 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, and so following the successful bid for funds from the last LIBOR awards, we have started planning to further increase our Charity’s capability to support beneficiaries with poor mental health.

Chief Executive of our Charity, Jill Tolfrey said:

“Our aspiration is that the Harcombe House Recovery Centre will support individuals, couples and families, working together to improve mental health and, equally as important – social wellbeing. We want to work with beneficiaries to enable coping with everyday stresses as well as enabling them to be able to make a positive contribution to the community – whether that is about returning to operational duties, living better with the experiences of a career in the fire and rescue service, or just simply ‘being in a better place’ as an individual, couple or family.

“This aspiration for Harcombe House extends well beyond this initial funding award, as we are seeking to develop a ‘centre of excellence’, providing research and evidence based support and innovative approaches to improve the health and well-being of the fire community.

“In terms of the practical process, one project team is focusing on refurbishment and developing the environment, and a second project team is focused on innovative service development, implementation and evaluation. The project teams are working towards finishing the first phase of work in September.

“This is a great opportunity and exciting time for our Charity; the Trustees and Senior Leadership Team are looking forward to working with everyone involved in making this happen.”

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