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The Cellar Trust

Mental wellbeing

We will train 30 people with mental health problems as volunteer Peer Support Workers, to support others with similar issues across local organisations, increasing our community’s resilience.

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About this cause

We support 3,500 people with mental health problems across Bradford annually. Our community is a mental health blackspot - hospital admissions, sections and common mental health problems are amongst the highest in England. Our nationally-pioneering, peer-led approach provides crisis support, a pathway to employment and a reason for living. 93% of people we support improve their mental wellbeing.

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How this cause brings people in the community together

Our project is a community-led solution to Bradford’s post-Covid mental health emergency. People tell us it is important to receive support that doesn’t feel clinical – they want to learn from people who understand and can share practical ways to cope. Our experience shows this improves mental health for 93% of people. 91% of Peer Support Workers say their role improves their own wellbeing.