News & Events

Brooks Fleet Half 2014 Video launched!

17 August, 2014

The Fleet Half organisers have launched a short video of the 2014 race. This was generously produced by a local film club.
A new website will be launched in September ahead of entries for the 2015 race going live in October and do please share it with friends…. as it captures the essence of this important lcoal event, which does so much to support local charities.

Beachy Head Chaplaincy wins Queens Award

12 August, 2014

On Friday August 8th the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team (BHCT) was presented with the Queens Award for Voluntary Services, which they were awarded in the Birthday Honours list and on the same day they celebrated their 10 year anniversary.
The award was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sususex, Mr Peter Field.
BHCT patrol Beachy Head for over 100 hours every week to provide support for people in distress and last year were involved in 771 searches and saved the lives of 364 people.
The Trust provides core funding for BHCT and recently funded two thermal imaging cameras. We also provide general business and financial advice.
Please read more here on the BHCT website.
  

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Teaching children to look after their mental health

9 July, 2014

The Centre Forum for Mental Health Commission (an influential Think Tank) has made a number of far reaching recommendations to "make mental wellbeing of the nation and the pursuit of happiness a clear and measurable goal for government".

The report also includes a number of specific recommendations in relation to schools:

  • the national curriculum should include the requirement to teach children and young people how to look after their mental health and build emotional resilience through approaches such as minfullness
  • teachers and other educational staff should receive training in child development, mental health and psychological resilience to enable them to identify children who are vulnerable
  • for children experiencing mild to moderate mental health problems, there should be increased access to psychological and other therapies in schools or in the community

Please read more here on the Centre Forum's website.

MQ launch National Depression Survey

1 July, 2014

MQ (Transforming Mental Health) has just launched a new national survey into depression, in collaboartion with the James Lind Alliance and a range of organisations including charities, Royal Colleges and NHS Trusts.
The survey is asking people to submit their questions about depression in order to inform future research into the condition.
Please get involved by looking at their website and taking part in the survey here: Depression Survey Website

Schools should teach people about emotional wellbeing.

30 June, 2014

The PSHE Association held its annual conference last week and announced the reuslts of a survey, which showed that 90% of parents believe schools should teach children about emtional wellbeing and mental health, alongside subject like maths and science.
We support this position and believe that good emotional wellbeing and mental health should be at the heart of the ethos and culture of every school to underpin the attainment of good academic qualifications.
At the conference Lord Nash, Education Minister emphasisied the importance of PSHE education saying that "good schools with good results invariably have good PSHE provision".
Please read more on the PSHE Association website.PSHE Conference Link