Mental Health Lottery

Some of the projects the funding supports

Veteran and Community Kitchen: In a world where veterans often face numerous challenges upon returning to civilian life, the Veteran and Community Kitchen emerges as a beacon of hope and support for two communities.

The Veteran and Community Kitchen is part of the North East Veteran Recovery College, dedicated to providing nourishing meals and a supportive environment for veterans in need and the community we serve. It serves as a vital resource for veterans and people in the local community of North Tyneside who may be experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, or struggling to adjust to civilian life.  

Veteran Recovery College: At The Veteran Recovery College, we understand the unique challenges that Veterans and their families face when it comes to mental health. 

Our team of professionals, many of whom are Veterans themselves, offer a range of services, including counselling, women-only support, workshops, groups and help with alcohol and drug abuse. These programs not only provide practical support but also create a sense of belonging and camaraderie that is essential for Veterans and their families as they transition from military to civilian life.

Community Recovery Centre: Anxious Minds offers Community mental health services aimed to support individuals in their local communities who are experiencing mental health challenges.

These services focus on providing accessible and holistic care to individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of need.

The Empowerment Project: Domestic abuse is a serious and pervasive issue affecting individuals and families across the North East region. It is characterised by patterns of power and control by one person over another, often through physical, emotional, and psychological means.

Community Recovery Centre Review: I suffer from anxiety and depression and a couple of years ago I wasn’t very well and I would have had to wait a very long time for the talking therapies from the National Health which is not their fault because it’s down to funding. 

So I went online and I found Anxious Minds and I got on the phone and I think it was Eddie I spoke to and I got to see a counsellor within a week. Then I found out about the Recovery Drop In Centre and I have been coming here and it’s a really good place.

Counselling Services: Our counselling services focus on using your strengths to develop new strategies for finding solutions to difficulties. We specialise in a wide range of needs, including anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, and more. Our team of volunteer and paid counsellors provide low-cost counselling services.