Getting Young People talking about Mental Health

The Beginning of a Journey...

Rekindle was formed by a small group of parents who had a young member of the family suffering from severe mental illness.

 

At the time, the year was 1998, there was little help for the recovery and support of mentally ill young people.

 

So the journey began: thanks to the generosity of friends and family the charity bought a building in Commercial Street, Newtown, as a base for the project.

The Small Steps Project

We originally cast a wide net, offering support both to the young and to older clients. Over the years the focus has shifted and our work is now channeled in the direction of clients aged 16‐25. This has been for good reason, namely the mental health crisis which has afflicted that generation.

 

We deliver our rescue service through The Small Steps Project and two dedicated employees: Diane Williams, CPN and Kemal Keeble, Recovery Practitioner.  We have moved our base to 11/12 Market Street, Newtown, where the service is easily accessible to our clients.

 

About 100 clients are now on the books. Many of them are seen on a daily basis, and the objective is to provide a vital “listening ear” with no time limit, together with practical help.

 

Early intervention brings on some remarkable success, not least in fostering relationships of mutual support between individual clients.

 

More than 80% of all Small Steps referrals come from the Health or Mental Health Services but without any reciprocal statutory funding.

Please Support Small Steps

by making a donation via our BT/mydonate page

For more details, please visit

www.smallsteps.wales

Rekindle is a UK registered charity in England & Wales , No. 1067356

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All Rights Reserved.

Board of Trustees - ReKindle

 

Patron

Lord Carlile of Berriew CBE QC

 

Clinical Advisor

Dr. Margaret Jones MB BCh MRCGP DRCOG

 

Chairman

Dr J Scott

 

Treasurer

N Moulding

 

Trustees, in order of appointment:

R N Thomas QC / Mrs J A Thomas / Mrs B Vaughan / B B Harris MBE / Mrs P Long / Mrs C Cookson / Lousie Macken

 

Support Workers:

Diane Williams - Project Coordinator /  Kemal Keeble - Project Support Worker

Getting Young People talking about Mental Health

Getting Young People talking about Mental Health