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Bridges to Wellbeing Update - July 2021

The latest Bridges to Wellbeing update is now available, including the newly released Virtual Hope Guide - Summer 2021 along with information on our latest training courses, including 'Safeguarding', 'Boundaries', 'Introduction to Supporting People with Mental Health Needs' and 'Become a Confident Virtual Classroom Trainer'

Elvis - A Tale of Kindness and Hope

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Helen Brian, who works as the move on worker with the St Mungo's - Building Bridges to Wellbeing team, is publishing her first children's book on 11th December. 

 

Simply called Elvis, the book tells the story of the elephant who unexpectedly finds himself homeless and the support he receives to help him recover.

After her young son started asking question about people they saw sleeping rough, local charity worker Helen Brian was inspired to write a story to help explain homelessness to children. And so the character of Elvis the elephant was born.

All profits from the book – which is the first Helen has had published - will go to homelessness charities Julian House and St Mungo’s.

The book is available to buy online at www.helenbrian.co.uk and in the following independent book shops; Oldfield Park Bookshop, Julian House Book Shop, Corsham Bookshop, Devizes Books.

A Roof Over My Head

Behind the beautiful Georgian facade of Bath and the stunning surrounds of Bath and North East Somerset, homelessness – or the threat of it – is a problem facing a growing number of people. There are over 4,000 on social housing waiting lists in the region and house prices are 14 times average earnings. The issues go far deeper than the number of street homeless. 

 

This film, funded by St John’s Foundation and created by Meaningful Films, shows the realities of homelessness and the life-changing work that is being done by local organisations to help. We witness first-hand the difference that support staff and volunteers make to those struggling to keep a roof over their head.

Bridges to Wellbeing team wins at AWP awards

The team were over the moon to be shortlisted for three awards from the local NHS trust. They were overjoyed and slightly overwhelmed when they all went on to win and receive their awards, at the AWP awards ceremony on Friday, from Frank Bruno MBE.

The annual Avon and Wiltshire Mental health Partnership Trust (AWP) Staff Awards is now in its 8th year and celebrates the vital role our staff play in providing treatment and support to those with mental health conditions.

Recovery and hope was won by Pearl Bartlett, volunteer Peer Mentor, Behind the scenes award was won by Helen Brian and Maisie Clark who are Move On Workers on the inpatient ward in Bath