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)

You can find out more by clicking on the links

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.

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.

Next Steps – Homelessness and Mental Wellbeing

Next Steps is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Governement (MHCLG).  It is a partnership project with Pentreath Ltd, Cornwall Mind, Health for Homeless (H4H) and Rethink Mental Illness providing mental health and social wellbeing support to help individuals to develop the resilience, resources and skills they need to transition out of homelessness and remain in accommodation.

Clients who are eligible for the project are:

  • Current rough sleepers
  • Those in temporary/emergency accommodation
  • Those who have just moved into supported accommodation (less than 3 months)
  • Those ready to move on from supported accommodation where mental health support could ease the transition

Referrals are made using the Next Steps specific referral form to Cornwall Housing Limited on

Or by telephone:  Mobile: 07926 077655

Health Works

This service is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) which is managed by Cornwall Development Company and will run until December 2023.  The project will support individuals to build confidence and self-esteem whilst boosting independence.  It will aim to build employability skilss such as CV writing, job searching and learning interview techniques with the main purpose being to help people to find and secure paid employment.  Once paid employment has been found, HealthWorks Cornwall can provide in work support for up to six months.

Mental Health Employment Need and Debt (MHEND)

MHEND is a partnership project between Pentreath Ltd and Citizens Advice Cornwall.  It is funded by Cornwall Council Public Health. Clients will be allocated two advisors, one from Pentreath to support with their mental health and an Advisor from Citizens Advice Cornwall to deal with their debt and/or financial issues. The Advisors from Citizens Advice are accredited Debt Support Advisors. Support will last approximately 8  to 12 weeks and then the client will be supported to access other services within Pentreath or other appropriate agencies to help them to move towards employment or another vocational goal.  If the client does not have a vocational goal, they will be signposted to the most appropriate service for their needs.

Issues which MHEND can support people to deal with are:

  • Mental health
  • benefits advice,
  • work/employment,
  • consumer,
  • housing,
  • family, law and the courts,
  • immigration 

 To refer to this project please download a referral form and send it to or alternatively call us on 01726 862727 if you would like to discuss this further.


Re-ignite is a project, which is funded by Youth Futures, for young people aged 14-24 who are experiencing emotional health issues and would like support to deal with personal issues and work towards achieving their vocational goals. Our Young People’s Advisors will work one to one with the Young Person for up to 8 months, to identify their goals and support them to work towards and achieve them. This could be improving mental health, supporting the young person to apply and attend college, gain paid employment, take part in volunteering opportunities and more. If you think this could be something which could be helpful for you, please complete a referral form and send it to us at and an advisor will make contact.

This project is a development project and Young People are at the heart of it. The project has a Youth Panel which has been set up to develop and drive the project forward, designed and developed by young people for young people. Any young person aged 14-24 is with an interest in emotional wellbeing is welcome to become involved, you do not need to be accessing the project to join the Youth Panel. If you would like to find out more, please call us on 01726 862727 or email

Bridging the Gap

15/07/2021 Referrals are now closed

Bridging the Gap provides personalised support on a one-to-one basis for clients in the south east of Cornwall, helping to prevent crises, promote well-being and improve quality of life.

Our aims are:

· To reduce pressure on primary care services

· To help prevent crisis

· To promote well-being and help improve quality of life

· To encourage engagement in the local community

· To provide early intervention and help prevent relapse

· To support recovery