Additional funds for Primary Care
Andover Mind is pleased to have been awarded additional funds of nearly £10,000 to enable us to reach more patients in our Andover Primary Care Mental Health service during lockdown. The money comes from the Pears Foundation via national Mind, and is designed to relieve pressure on services during this particularly difficult time.
The service itself has been up and running since late Spring 2020 and our Well-being Practitioners and Peer Worker have seen many hundreds of patients. This money, though, enables us to employ new workers to talk to even more people. This initiative would not have been possible without the support of the Andover Primary Care Network, the two GP leads (Ruth Dyson and Katie Warburton) and representatives from other primary care and secondary care mental health services such as Andover Community Mental Health Team and iTalk.
We all agree that services need more investment, and this project helps us to play our part in addressing the current needs of the local population.