This group is a member-led network of around 70 active organisations working to improve mental health services in the area and to ensure that mental health and well-being needs are appropriately addressed. It meets monthly and holds an annual regional conference, and offers a central resource and way to share knowledge, expertise and best practice.
The Network responds to requests from members and new ideas and projects. It applied to Allen Lane for £600 to set up a choir/singing group specifically for people with mental health problems following a surge of interest locally. The grant was made in June 2015 to enable to group to begin. It will offer a meaningful and fun social activity and aims to boost the well-being of participants.