Since our first project in April 2014, STAGES has been delivering the following support to local people suffering from Mental Health, recovering addicts and family carers of the aforementioned to reduce their levels of stress and support their mental health and well-being. Mindfulness Meditation with CBT Group Courses;Mindfulness Refreshers for those who feel they need it; Repeat courses for those who needed extra support; Mindfulness one to ones at home for disabled/housebound and agoraphobicservice users; Reiki Treatments in a group setting for service users;Reiki share in a small group for volunteers to practice; Reiki training for service users wanting to become volunteers; Choose a therapy evenings where service users get to choose from Indian Head Massage, Reiki or Reflexology; One to one therapies for those most in need; Lunchtime meetups; Tea/Coffee Chat evenings; Online facebook reiki group, panic programme group, mindfulness group and general support group and most recently we have set up an Art therapy group.
Our fundraising events have incuded – a 10k run, a 400 foot abseil, a 10 mile Pain & Suffering Mud run/assault course, a karaoke/live singer evening, Mind, Body & Spirit events and table tops sales.
Our funding from Corby Borough Council is coming to an end, however, we have just received more funding to continue our work from the Northamptonshire Community Foundation ‘The Margaret Giffin Trust’ and the Awards for All – Big Lottery Fund which will enable us to continue our work for another 12 months.
STAGES BUILDING APPEAL
With all that we do, STAGES now needs our own base. At the moment we are hiring a room around someone else’s capacity, but as we continue our work and expand it to more people, we need a base to run more group and one to one sessions, keep our equipment, meet our services users and run a shop with the goods that are donated to us to sell. To do this we need local support. If you can help us to find a building or to raise awareness and funds for our needs, please let us know.
If you can fundraise for us through a sponsored challenge, a local sale, coffee mornings, a raffle or a donation box at work, an event or you have any other ideas, please help us in any way that you can.
We have set up an appeal on our local giving website when you can make online donations. Please support, donate and share this link to help our community become a better place for those vulnerable people who need us.
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