Find out about our current projects.  Individualised 1:1 outreach support for anyone aged 10 upwards living in Cornwall or IOS. We can support you to move forward with your life and overcome mental ill health towards a brighter future. You do not need to know which project to refer to, we will choose the best one for you from the information on your referral.  

Project Information (Adults)

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Mental Health Employment Advisors for your journey back to work. This can be activities such as CV building, supported work placements, job searching, help with interviews and in work support

BAME Community Development Workers – for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. This can be activities such as 1:1 case work, support to access mental health services or help to develop your organisation to be more accessible.

Enablement – to help re-engage with your community. This can be support with activities such as improving your social network, finding and engaging with learning or voluntary work.

IPS Employment Specialists – Pentreath have Employment Specialists embedded within Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust mental health teams. Anyone who is on their caseloads can access this support. Please speak to your CPN or support worker if you would like to get involved.

Victims Care Unit – providing help and support for people who have experienced harm as a result of crime. Pentreath are the specialist partner for people experiencing mental ill health. 

ESF/Big Lottery Building Better Opportunities – to tackle poverty and promote social inclusion, improving employability for the most disadvantaged and helping those with multiple and complex needs. There are three projects to cover the whole of Cornwall and IOS:

Social Prescribing – We provide support at your GP surgery to  link you with activities and other support to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Please speak to you GP if you would like to access this project.

Job Centre Plus – We provide support for people in the Job Centre to link you with activities and other support to improve your mental health and support you toward employment.

Recovery College Cornwall  Provides courses to support recovery from mental ill health through learning. It encourages us to be the agents of our own recovery, empowering us to live the lives we choose. The College does not accept referrals from 3rd parties and enrolment is through the RCC website.

Project Information (Young People)

Support for young people from the age of 14 who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) or at risk of being NEET, and are experiencing mental health or emotional challenges.

BBO Game Changer –  connecting young people experiencing emotional or mental health challenges with employers and opportunities in a range of key sectors including marine, tourism and leisure, health and social care, hospitality and food, creative industries and construction.

Schools Project  – for young people in schools who are experiencing emotional or mental health challenges, supporting them to make the most of the opportunities school can offer them. 

HeadStart Kernow – is a partnership programme to develop resilience and mental well-being in young people. It is Cornwall Council-led and Big Lottery-funded.

HeadStart Kernow is:

  • focused on young people aged 10 – 16 as evidence clearly demonstrates that half of diagnosed lifetime mental ill-health cases begin before the age of 14, and 75% before the age of 18;
  • co-produced with young people who inform and influence it and are key stakeholders;
  • universal, and about prevention with targeted support;
  • a  ‘Test and Learn’ programme;
  • striving to achieve system change;
  • doing things differently – we embrace new and innovative ways of thinking and working and people are at the forefront of what we do.

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