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Online Socially Connecting

New Online Virtual Diary – Saturday 28th March

We have now published our new virtual services for anyone wishing to stay connected and access a variety of handpicked resources.  Daily Zoom opportunities where our staff will be checking in to see how everyone is, and a whole new schedule of activities from Mindfulness, Creative Writing, Art Classes and Emotional Support.  All services are free.

Please access the page and click on the links to follow.  All feedback is welcome, and if you have found a resource please do let us know.

Coronavirus – Update Tuesday 26 March 2020

Latest Update on reduction of Services

  • Monday – Art & Craft Classes – Suspended until end of April
  • Monday – Anxiety & Depression – Suspended until end of April
  • Tuesday – Happy Café – Suspended until end of April
  • Support after Suicide – Suspended until May
  • Counselling – Continuing but can facilitate via telephone if desired
  • Emotional Support – Continuing but can facilitate via telephone if desired
  • Young People Drop in – Suspended for face to face but telephone support starts on tarting on March 26th as planned
  • Crisis Café Service – Continuing, however staff may introduce a triage service limiting attendance to those in highest need to keep groups small.

Our aim is to focus on service users and clients in need of support for their mental health, whilst understanding the health of everyone is paramount.  Groups will be restricted to less than 10, and all meetings and networking events cancelled until end of April.

We are aiming to introduce a new telephone and online Zoom support service in the coming weeks, for anyone who is self-isolating and needs a telephone call and a form of connection. Check Facebook for details.

We may have to operate on a limited number of staff and volunteers so if your enquiry or call does not receive the usual speedy response please be patient.

For anyone who has been in contact with the coronavirus, PLEASE notify us and do not attend for 14 days.

Key Points to remember:

  • Everyone in the UK is now being advised to avoid “non-essential” contact
  • People are being advised to stay at home for 14 days if they, or anyone in their household, has either a high temperature or a new and continuous cough
  • Those in at-risk groups will be asked within days to be largely shielded from social contact for 12 weeks

Further support is available online.


New Opening Times

From March 2020, Thursday’s are by appointment only – an answer phone service is available for messages.

Rushden Mind is a registered charity affiliated to National Mind, one of the leading mental health charities in England and Wales. Rushden Mind works to promote and support good mental health within Rushden and East Northamptonshire.

We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Today. Now. We’re on your doorstep, on the end of a phone or online. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner. And we’ll push for a better deal and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.

All of our services are underpinned by a value-base of promoting social inclusion and individual development, progression and recovery to aid individuals to live independently and stay well in their own communities.

We hope you like our new look website – please be patience with us while we continue to add more information about our range of services, how we can help you and how you can help us.