Mind Halton Community Support Service

The Community Support Service aims to offer a variety of different ways of supporting people, from one-to-one support including befriending, social groups, user-led services, social activities and personal development training.

The aim is to provide services in a warm, friendly and nurturing environment where people can develop at their own pace. The activities may well include; living skills, education, health, leisure and social activities; in addition, we will offer a variety of activities including one off events, open sessions and short courses.

PrintThe Team aims to offer a service that:

  • provides support  tailored to a persons needs and aspirations
  • enables and supports people to access the opportunities that they seek
  • extends their social networks to include people outside the mental health system
  • provides opportunities for people to meet in community locations that are as non-stigmatising as possible

The service is available to any adult living in Halton aged who has a primary diagnosis of mental health problems and,

  • has a Care Coordinator within a community mental health team.
  • is assessed as being, or at risk of being, socially excluded.
  • requires daytime support to access leisure, vocational, educational and peer group activities.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide a service to:

  • individuals with a primary diagnosis of alcohol and/or drug misuse
  • individuals with a primary diagnosis of learning difficulties.
  • individuals assessed as being a significant risk due to violence, aggression or abuse.

When you first visited Mind Halton you will be met by a member of our Community Support Team and together you will discuss what your current needs are, how they might be met, what goals you may have and how you might achieve them; together, we will have recorded this information on your Personal Plan.

To ensure that we are continuing to meet your needs and enabling you to work towards achieving your goals, we will agree to meet and discuss progress, whatever is discussed and recorded will be treated within our guidelines of confidentiality.

Mind Halton believes strongly in the principles of confidentiality and data protection and therefore any information you disclose is treated in confidence and you have the right to see any recorded information which relates to you. Normally, the only people we would share such information with are those whom you agree to have the information and those who may have a need to know. The exception to this rule is when there is a serious risk of harm to either you or others if the information was not shared.