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Sidmouth “to be the first mental health friendly town”

  • by JW

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Last year, the Science Festival looked at this:

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And now the Youth Centre is looking at this – as reported on the front page of the Herald:


Vision to make Sidmouth first mental health friendly town

A charter is being drawn up as part of a long term vision to make Sidmouth the country’s first ‘mental health friendly town’.

Ben Feasey, youth co-ordinator at Sidmouth Youth Centre, says a mental health action group is currently working on a document that outlines the standard of services required in the town.

The charter aims to identify needs and gaps in provisions and work with local organisations, professional services and the community to support one another.

The group will also work together to secure funding for projects to support young people.

Vision to make Sidmouth first mental health friendly town