North East mental health support project scoops five awards in its first year.
This life-saving project supports veterans and their families waiting for Op Courage and the NHS mental health services and also provides long-term support for veterans and their families being discharged from the services.
The project provides lots of different mental health and addiction support services including outdoor therapy.
It also provides counselling, therapy, and support groups for veterans and their families. The project is staffed by dedicated professionals who understand the unique challenges that veterans face and are committed to helping veterans find employment and succeed.
The project was launched just over a year ago and has already received five awards for its work in supporting veterans and their families. The first award was the Gold Covenant Award, which was presented to the project lead, Eric, for his work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the project has done in supporting veterans and their families.
The second award was the Inspirational Story award, which was presented to the CEO of Anxious Minds, Eddie, for his work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the CEO has done in supporting veterans and their families.
The third award was the Mental Health and Wellbeing award, which was presented to the project for its work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the project has done in supporting veterans and their families.
The fourth award was the Best Practice award, which was presented to the project for its work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the project has done in supporting veterans and their families.
The fifth award was the Partnership award, which was presented to the project for its work in supporting veterans and their families. This award recognises the outstanding work that the project has done in supporting veterans and their families.
In conclusion, Anxious Minds is proud to have received these awards for its work in supporting veterans and their families. The project is committed to providing the best possible support to veterans and their families and will continue to do so in the future. We are also proud to be a member of the Counselling Directory as a charity member. This great site is helping people to get fast access to mental health provisional’s across the UK and to support veterans and their families.
Health & Well-being Award Gold Award 2022 (Winner)
We are delighted to of won two awards for our hard work with veterans and their families
Introduction to Anxious Minds and their mission to support veterans with mental health
Anxious Minds is a charity organization that is dedicated to improving the mental health and well-being of veterans. Their mission is to provide veterans with the necessary resources and support to help them cope with the unique challenges they face and improve their quality of life.
Founded by a group of veterans who understand the struggles of transitioning to civilian life and the mental health challenges that can come with it, Anxious Minds understands the importance of providing specialized support for veterans. They believe that veterans deserve the best possible mental health care, and they work tirelessly to ensure that veterans have access to the resources they need.
Their range of resources and support includes counseling, therapy, and peer support, groups. They also have a confidential helpline, online support groups, and in-person counseling and therapy.
Anxious Minds is committed to raising awareness about veterans’ mental health and the importance of providing specialized support for veterans. They believe that by working together, we can make a real difference in the lives of veterans and their families.
The English Veterans Awards is an annual event that celebrates and acknowledges the work of organizations and individuals who support veterans and their families in England. This event is a platform that recognizes and honors the contributions and achievements of those who work tirelessly to support the veterans’ community.
Anxious Minds was nominated and won two categories at the English Veterans Awards:
Best Mental Health Support: This category recognizes organizations that provide exceptional mental health support for veterans. Anxious Minds won this award for their commitment to providing veterans with counseling, therapy, and peer support groups, as well as their confidential helpline and online support groups.
Best Veterans Support: This category recognizes organizations that provide exceptional support for veterans and their families. Anxious Minds won this award for their efforts in improving the overall quality of life of veterans and their families through their various resources and support.
Winning these awards is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the Anxious Minds team in providing vital resources and support for veterans dealing with mental health issues. It also highlights the positive impact their work has had on the veterans community.
Anxious Minds Takes Home Two Prestigious English Veterans Awards
Anxious Minds was founded by a veteran using his War Pension with the aim of improving the mental health and well-being of veterans and people of the North East. They provide a range of resources and support, including counseling, therapy, and peer support groups. Their work has had a significant impact on the veterans community, helping individuals to cope with the unique challenges they face and improve their quality of life.
If you or a veteran you know is dealing with mental health issues, Anxious Minds’ resources and support are available to you. They offer a confidential helpline, online support groups, and in-person counseling and therapy. To access their services, simply visit their website or contact their helpline for more information.
In conclusion, Anxious Minds’ recent success at the English Veterans Awards is a testament to the vital work they do in supporting veterans with mental health issues. Their dedication and impact in this field are truly admirable, and we encourage veterans and their families to take advantage of the resources and support they provide. Let us all continue to raise awareness and support for the mental health of our veterans.
A charity started by a veteran with his War Pension and Winner of the 2021 Soldiering On Healthcare and Rehabilitation Award, Anxious Minds, is proud to announce that it has received three more illustrious awards including: the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Gold Award.
The following press release explains Anxious Minds work, with a quote from Edward Dean, the organisation’s Volunteer CEO.
The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) is a Ministry of Defence run scheme which encourages employers to support the work of the Ministry of Defence and inspire others to do the same. The ERS Gold award is the highest award of the scheme, recognising organisations who actively support the Armed Forces community in their workplace.
Anxious Minds, alongside 9 other organisations in the North East, was honoured to receive notification of our Gold Award 2022
Anxious Minds has a host of company initiatives and policies in place to encourage and support service personnel in the workforce, including granting additional leave to Reservists so that they can fulfil their training requirements. Anxious Minds signed the Armed Forces Covenant in 2016, and has always had a forces-friendly environment within its workplace.
Edward Dean, the Volunteer Chief Executive Officer of Anxious Minds a veteran of 22 years service said: “It was fantastic news to hear that Anxious Minds has won another award for its work with veterans and their families. The Gold Award, under the Employers Recognition Scheme run by the MOD as part of the Covenant.”
“We are delighted with this award, it coincides with the other three National awards we have won for our work with the veteran community over the last 12 months and highlights the support that we have given to veterans and their families, reservists and a number of people that we employ within our staff and is a real recognition of the work our veterans team do across the Armed Forces Community.”
Awards Anxious Minds has won for veteran work.
ERS Gold Award
Best Veteran Focused Mental Health Service – North East England GHP Mental Health Awards 2022
Best Vulnerable People Support Provider North East England Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2021
Soldiering on Award 2021 (Healthcare and Rehabilitation)
Anxious Minds Veteran Families Recovery College provides the following services for veterans and their families. All services are in-house from the college, we don’t signpost unless there is a need and we cannot provide the support by our partners. Our Aim is to improve the support veterans and their families receive in the North East.
The Veteran Recovery College – Wallsend North Tyneside
We are so proud of all our staff and volunteers for winning 3 National Awards in 2021. The charity has worked so hard over the past year supporting as many people as possible with all our centres.
Anxious Minds Chief Officer says we are dedicated to supporting North East people anyway we can, mental health services are under a lot of pressure but charities like Anxious Minds need funding to keep the doors open
Anxious Minds are delighted to have won the Soldiering on award 2021 (health and rehabilitation award).
We have a combined experience of over 80 years working within the Armed Forces Community
It should be obvious that working in a uniformed service can bring danger and stress. Every day our uniformed services work long hours in sometimes very dangerous conditions. They keep us all safe, but sometimes this can come at a personal cost.
It’s an unfortunate reality that these people can, and often do get hurt physically and mentally. It can be the same for veterans of all of the services. A soldier out on the front line, witnessing horrors that many of us could probably never imagine.
These can lead to PTSD, depression, phobias, anxiety, relationship problems, drink and drugs.
Anxious Minds understands that wounds sustained in the service of your duties is not always physical and can affect anyone, Our founder was diagnosed with clinical depression, chronic anxiety and PTSD, after he left the Armed Forces on completion of 22 years of service and struggled to find support. We understand that the real battle for those affected in service can often begin at home. We are able to offer confidential support to those suffering from anxiety and depression, safe in the knowledge that they will be looked after and supported when needed.
It is crucial to understand that, no matter how much of a grip your anxiety or depression has on you at the moment, it CAN be removed or managed with the right support, together we can beat anxiety and depression. If you are a veteran of any of the services, then just give us a call.
Our Veteran Support Centre on Newcastle waterfront
Congratulations and a HUGE THANK YOU to Kirsty Adams for all the help and support she has given to Anxious Minds over the past year. Kirsty is an asset to the running of the office and without her Eddie wouldn’t be able to find ANYTHING!
Eddie Dean, from Newcastle, used his army pension to fund his charity ‘Anxious Minds’ and help other veterans struggling with mental health issues.
After dedicating 22 years to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, which included serving in Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia and Northern Ireland, Eddie struggled to return to civilian life and was diagnosed with chronic anxiety, clinical depression and PTSD. He credits the vital support he received from the North East charity ‘Saving Lives’ for his recovery, and this support inspired him to launch his own charity ‘Anxious Minds’ to specifically help veterans in his local area who were struggling with mental ill health. The charity provides free support groups, counselling and mindfulness and relaxation techniques for people who are on the waiting list for medical support. Under his leadership the charity has secured funding from the National Lottery Fund and received an from the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces’ Covenant Fund.
In a personal letter to Eddie, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“You have shown remarkable dedication in ensuring veterans can access mental health support with your charity ‘Anxious Minds’. You know from first-hand experience what a difference this help can make and now, thanks to your hard work, veterans living in the North East can also benefit from this same support. I want to thank you for your inspiring commitment to supporting men and women, like yourself, who have risked their lives to serve our country.”
Mary Glindon, Eddie’s local MP for North Tyneside, said:
“I would like to congratulate Eddie on receiving the Points of Light Award. He is truly a worthy recipient of this award as someone, who has faced up to his own mental health issues and put the help he received to good use, in turn, to helping others. He is a credit to himself, to those he supports through his charity and to the whole of North Tyneside.”
“I am honoured to receive this award on behalf of myself and the team of volunteers here at ‘Anxious Minds’. We work very hard at ‘Anxious Minds’ to improve the mental health services here in the North East and feel humbled to have this recognised by the Prime Minister. On behalf of myself and the team, we thank you.”
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Anxious Minds has won a major international awards at the ACQ5 Global Awards 2018.
The ACQ5 Global Awards 2018 highlight prominent businesses around the globe that have had a great level of impact on their industry and demonstrate leadership in innovation. The awards celebrate the services, industries and organisations that serve the global market landscape.
Anxious Minds is honoured to have won this major awards in this year’s ACQ5 Global Awards program. These awards are a testament to the atmosphere of disruptive innovation that lives within Anxious Minds, led by our founder, Edward Dean , CEO, he has worked to better shape the ways people in the North East can access Mental Health Support. His transformative leadership and the impact of the work of the charity has greatly improved accesses to Mental Well-being support in a positive way.
About the ACQ5 Global Awards 2017:
The ACQ5 Global Awards 2017 Program has been celebrating achievement, brilliance, and innovation in their annual awards program with a rigorous evaluation process based on the ACQ Annual Award Framework (AAA Framework). For more information, please visit https://awards.acq5.com/1/.