In Charley’s Memory -official opening and update

Press & Media release for ‘In Charley’s Memory’

We are pleased to announce our official opening at 2pm on Tuesday February 9th at 2pm. Thanks to generous grants from Burnham & Highbridge Town Council and Sedgemoor District Council, as well as other donations, our Burnham base is open to the public. Ben McGrail from BBC Radio Somerset will be officially opening our premises. We are hoping that you will be able to join us and/or publicize the event as appropriate.

We are based at the Manor House in Manor Gardens, Manor Road, Burnham-on-Sea TA8 2AS.

‘In Charley’s Memory’ was started in response to the death of Charley, our founder’s son. Charley took his own life in September 2014 after years of battling with the invisible illness of mental health conditions. We aim to help remove the stigma around mental health and support young people and their families, so their well-being improves.

Please come along and meet the team and find out what we have to offer.

We are also offering the following courses, generously funded by Somerset Skills & Learning. Again please join us and/or publicize as appropriate.

Mental Health First Aid

Our first course starts on Wednesday 3rd February at 9am, and runs over 4 half days (3,4, 10 & 11 February)

Our  MHFA course is an internationally recognised course. You will learn how to:

Recognise the symptoms of mental health issues

Provide initial help

Guide a person towards appropriate professional help

This course can be really helpful if you are a parent or carer of someone with mental health issues, or a young person worried about a friend. Also useful for people working or volunteering with members of the public.

This course is £15 in total –book now to secure your place!


Looking After Yourself – in partnership with MindSedgemoor

Our first course starts Monday 1st February at 10am. It runs for 10 weeks from 10-12 noon. This course will help you understand your own experience and develop self-management techniques, in a supportive environment. This course is £10 in total – book now to secure your place.

For more information;

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call us on 01278 773403

text/call us on 07927 017683

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