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Sheffield Flourish honoured to win New NHS Alliance Award

NHS Alliance logo

On December 6th we were honoured to win the New NHS Alliance’s Excellence in Health Creation Award for ‘Getting Our 5-a-day’. It was a real achievement for our community, and fantastic to be recognised by this organisation.

The New NHS Alliance describes itself as ‘a values-led movement of people and organisations committed to building a sustainable, community-based health service’. In 2017 they launched their ‘Manifesto for Health Creation’, which detailed the ‘five features of health creating practice’

Competition: ‘Where I am at’

On January 15th we’re launching the new Sheffield Mental Health Guide. January 15th is known as ‘Blue Monday’ – the saddest day of the year. We hope our website will make it that little bit easier to navigate the lows that life brings.

We’ve seen the value of sharing our different experiences of mental health through working on Sheffield Flourish. We also want to hear your experiences – good and bad – to keep the conversation going.

Oasis need your help!

Oasis is a gardening group where people of  all abilities can get together, learn to grow, chat, and be in nature. Recently Oasis have even been eating the fruits of their labour together, having lovely soups and stews made from the vegetables they’ve grown. The lovely community at Oasis is thanks to Sheffield Health and Social Care  (SHSC), who have given us land for free since the project started. Sadly SHSC are moving on next year, and we’re now looking for a space for Oasis to move to.

Our annual report

We’re delighted to share our annual report for the year up to 2017. It covers some of the amazing achievements we’ve made in partnership with our super talented community. A big thank you to everyone for their hard work, commitment and the love they have put into Sheffield Flourish this year.

Sheffield Flourish Annual Report 2016-2017

Reflections: Looking back on the last 18 months at Sheffield Flourish!

We are delighted to be sharing with you our report reflecting on what has happened at Sheffield Flourish, the impact we have made and the lessons we have learnt in the last 18 months. The report is split up into sections and summarised below. If you want to read the whole report click on the links. Within the report are further links to some powerful and inspiring written and video stories.

Volunteer as a Sheffield Flourish Community Champion

We are looking to recruit!  Sheffield Flourish Community Champions are Volunteers who support people to improve their mental wellbeing in many different ways including using digital resources.

We are looking for people who are:

  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Passionate about making a positive difference to people’s lives
  • Good at listening and helping others
  • Interested in digital resources (although you don’t need to be an expert as we will provide training)

More Inside …

Sheffield Flourish Survey: NHS Staff and Other Frontline Workers

We are carrying a short survey (5 questions) to find out more about the experiences of NHS and other frontline workers of using Sheffield Flourish as part of supporting people living with mental health conditions.

Whether you are an occupational therapist working for the NHS or a community development worker in the third sector or any other related role we are keen to find out how Sheffield Flourish is helping and also your ideas for improvement.

Sheffield Flourish is looking for a new Managing Director!

Sheffield Flourish Managing Director

(Part Time: at least 22.5 hours) Salary £36,000 to £42,000 Pro Rata

We are looking for a new Managing Director with great leadership skills, creativity and a determination to work in partnership to build a better future for people living with mental health conditions in Sheffield.

CAST annual exhibition – call out for submissions

CAST Mental Health Week Exhibition will be from 10-21 October this year, at 35 Chapel Walk Gallery in Sheffield centre.

The theme this year is CAST A LIGHT – and we are hoping that we’ll have many responses from artists this year.

As the gallery space isn’t huge entries will be limited to 1 or 2 pieces per person. Priority will go to those which respond to the theme – in whatever way that is interpreted.

A year in the life of Sheffield Flourish

Digi leaders award

Today, July 18th, is our one year anniversary. It feels like so much has happened in such a short time!

We are so honoured to have worked with so many talented, creative and downright lovely individuals (you know who you are!), and to be meeting so many more. While we buzz around the office excited we’d like to share some of our absolute highlights from the year.