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£4,820
raised of £10,000 target by 147 supporters

    Weʼve raised £4,820 to for Signposted Cymru. A new charity dedicated to getting people the mental health support they need.

    Funded on Friday, 3rd September 2021

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    Darren will be taking up the challenge of running from Holyhead in North Wales to Rodney Parade in Newport South Wales on the 31st May, the total distance will be 201 miles.

    All money raised will be used to give individuals one to one support and recovery programs tailored to their needs.

    Founder Darren Thomas started a community-based boot camp that was free to attend during the 2020 pandemic/lockdown. Those who attended were suffering from mental health issues and Signposted Cymru gave focus and goals through testing times.

    Darren struggled himself with mental health for 2 years and every time he went to charities that advocated for mental health, he was referred back to his GP and was offered medication rather than address the underlying cause which in Darren’s case was PTSD.

    Darren recorded his journey by posting vlogs on social media including boot camp sessions. As a result, the community we built created a network of support for each other. This support grew throughout the UK and escalated quickly. We aim to become a self-sustaining charity with a reputation for developing and delivering community based mental health and well-being services.

    We believe that everyone has skills, strengths, talents and dreams. Our aim is for people to discover and nurture these.

    People gain confidence, build self-esteem, develop decision making and self-management skills when they are at the centre. Services are more effective and more efficient. We’ve learnt this at Signposted Cymru – working together, tailoring our service is better for everyone.

    Signposted Cymru offers initial and immediate intervention for individuals struggling and needing support with mental health/well-being challenges. By offering responsive, tailored support for people and communities to help build brighter futures. Our core ethos is to Acknowledge, Strive and Succeed.

    Signposted Cymru will be delivering community-based services to people with mental health needs. We will extend, develop and hone our services to be more effective and efficient. We will achieve this through the use of mobile working, technology, well trained and well led staff. We will be the partner of choice for clinical, secondary and primary care providers. Recognising the importance of non-medical interventions which build recovery and self-management skills, focussed on re-building people’s lives.

    We will strengthen our message by forging great partnerships with service users, agencies and with the communities where we work. We will build on embedded values and a renewal of our organisational culture. We talk confidently about what supports mental health. We will bring our wealth of experience with complex needs to develop skills in tackling underlying system issues.

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      147

      • May Baxter-Thornton

        May Baxter-Thornton

        Aug 4, 2021

        £5.00

      • Mike Shemwell

        Mike Shemwell

        Jul 10, 2021

        Incredible effort for a great cause.

        £25.00

      • Dave Goodger

        Dave Goodger

        Jun 11, 2021

        Darren, here's the donations from the kind people who sponsored my mini-challenge recently and a little from myself to round the figures off. Well done on your recent challenge from us all.

        £290.00

      • Alun Powell

        Alun Powell

        Jun 7, 2021

        Amazing effort 👏 well done

        £10.00

      • Gregg Davies

        Gregg Davies

        Jun 6, 2021

        Well done Darren. Keep up the great work !

        £20.00

      • William Griffiths

        William Griffiths

        Jun 5, 2021

        £20.00

      • Stephen Chappell

        Stephen Chappell

        Jun 5, 2021

        Well done Daz. Awesome cause, amazing effort.

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