We are delighted to bring you more information about a huge project that Invictus has helped to fund… Recovery College Cornwall!
Recovery College Cornwall is an exciting new initiative in Cornwall to help people with lived mental health issues move from being a patient to a student, and gain independence in their recovery journey. “Enabling recovery through learning, hope, and opportunity”
There will be a huge range of free courses that people (16 years +) living in Cornwall, experiencing mental ill health, can access – these courses may help you to identify and manage your mental health challenges allowing you to live the life you want.
Invictus is proud to be one of the funding partners of this new Cornish project. Our initial funding has helped this European Project bring over a £1m of funding to Cornwall, to improve the mental health of people across the county.
Want to get involved?
➡️ Whilst the project hasn’t formally launched yet, you can ENROL EARLY for courses at www.recoverycollegecornwall.org.uk
➡️ You can check out the list of courses that will be available by clicking here for the initial draft course list
➡️ If you’re interested in offering services as a tutor or to work for the College then please email us at email@example.com and we will pass you on to the right contact.
Today, our trustee Amber received the prestigious Diana Award! This award is for young people who have been ‘game changers’ for social issues with other young people, through kindness, campaigning, and rising up to make change!
Amber collected her award in the House of Lords, at a special ceremony! Amber is being recognised for her work with Invictus, and her career in mental health awareness – what an amazing accolade!
Presenting the Award was Tessy Ojo, CEO of the Princess Diana Awards and Zak Patel, CEO of Pugata.
Many thanks again to Cornwall FA, who in addition to raising £1219 have donated all the takings from their inaugral Golf Day at Truro Golf Club to Invictus as well!
Whilst the cheque in the photo says £500, this actually ended as a grand total of £693.93p. Steve is accepting teh cheque from board member Steve Lawrence, who is Cornwall FA’s Safeguarding Champion.
Thank you so much for continuing to support us.
Many thanks to Tony Ryde for planning a series of wonderful events in his glorious gardens at Fletchers Bridge near Bodmin.
His gardens and a wide array of large sculpture will be on show on June 2nd for the opening, then also on the 5th, 9th and 16th June all from 1pm till 5pm. Tickets are £5 with children free…..cream teas will be available. Dogs on leads are welcome.
There will also be 2 musical soirees combing the sculpture and music on the 15th and 22nd June with wine and canapes on the terrace from 5:45 pm and concerts at 7pm. Tickets are £10 in advance from Tony on 01208 821431.
Funds raised will benefit Invictus and Sowenna…
For more details click here
See you there !
PKF Francis Clark’s Truro office raised a total of £6,255.42 for The Invictus Trust in 2018. The Invictus Trust was chosen by staff members to be their charity of the year. It offers support and services to local teenagers who are suffering from poor mental health and associated issues. PKF Francis Clark’s Truro team raised the money through a variety of fundraising activities including cake sales, dress-down days and an inter-office mileage challenge.
“We’re delighted to have been able to help The Invictus Trust with their fundraising,” said Scott Bentley, Partner at PKF Francis Clark. “Steve and the team undertake hugely important work to help raise awareness and prevent the tragic outcomes that can occur when mental health support is not made available for young people who need it.”
“Our fundraising for The Invictus Trust was a real team effort, and everyone at the Truro office should be proud of the contribution they have made,” said Jenna Richardson, Truro Health and Wellbeing Champion at PKF Francis Clark.
Thank you so so much, an incredible amount !
Amber has received another award, kindly proposed by Stephen Lay and its the Rotary Champions Award – given to young people who have made a real difference to their communities – Amber wins hers for the work she has done with Invictus and in the mental health field in her work.
She is shown receiving her award from the Mayor of Nottingham in the Council Chamber and below with Stephen Lay and her proud parents !
Many thanks to Claire and all at the Cornwall FA for nominating Invictus Trust as their charity of the year for the second year running. Steve was invited to the Durning Lawrence Charity Cup Final yesterday between St Dennis AFC and Illogan RBL.
Pictured are Steve with Geoff Lee, the Cornwall County FA Chairman, and the two captains. Invictus were delighted to receive a cheque for £1219.00. We are so grateful.
St Dennis in grey won 4-0 !
Our Invictus Trustee Sharon was delighted to go to a celebration evening of the amazing fundraising done by the Lanlivery Rally! The team presented Invictus with a cheque for over £4750!!! All of this money will go directly to our projects supporting adolescent mental health in Cornwall.
Thank you so much to all who helped organise the Lanlivery Rally, who raised such an amazing amount, and for choosing to support our charity – we are truly grateful!