Mental Health Forum

Tuesday 24 October 2017

10am – 12noon (followed by individual slots)

Does your organisation support service users with mental health problems? RVA is co-hosting a Mental Health Forum in partnership with the Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF) to explore what can be done to support those with mental health problems into employment. There is also the opportunity to receive an update on available funding for projects to support individuals with mental health problems to achieve better outcomes for themselves.


10 am – Registration

10.15am – Presentation from Joanna Birrell from the LEP on their priority in supporting individuals with mental health difficulties into employment. Interactive session to explore barriers and how these can be addressed.

11.15 -11.30 – tea/ coffee break

11.30am – Presentation from Teri Kearsey and Jim Fyfe from BCF who will give an update on their Mental Health Funding round, which is now open for submission of initial interest. More info here  The first round will close on 30 October and applicants will then be invited to round 2. Terri and Jim will also be available for 1-2-1 appointments at RVA offices following the forum to enable you to canvas your ideas for funding, so do come prepared with your ideas and proposed project plans. They will not be able to give you a definitive answer but can advise on whether you should proceed or any areas where further support is needed through RVA or themselves to fine tune your proposal.

12 noon – Forum closes

1pm – 3pm: 1-2-1 sessions with BCF (20 minute slots)


To find out more or to book your place for either the forum and/or the 1-2-1 slots please contact Herjeet on Priority will be given to organisations working with or towards supporting individuals with mental health problems.


Type of event
Not specified
Event theme
Voluntary sector
Event date
24 October 2017
Start time
End time
please email to enquire and book your space
0118 9372104
Address line 1
Training room, 3rd Floor
Line 2
Central Library
Line 3
Abbey Square
Wheelchair accessible?