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Blue Stone Consortium

Mental Health Concern is one of the founding members of Blue Stone Consortium (BSC); Brendan Hill, our Chief Executive, is also one of its Board members. BSC is a company and registered charity set up and run by…

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Brendan’s CEO Sleepout

Yesterday night, our CEO, Brendan Hill, took part in the Newcastle CEO Sleepout alongside over 70 other CEOs and business leaders from across the region, raising funds and awareness about homelessness in Tyneside. Brendan raised over £1,200,…

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Merry Christmas!

We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas from everybody at Concern Group! We hope you have a very peaceful 2016. If the festive period feels a little daunting, please download our helpful Christmas Help Guide (6MB,…

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CEO Sleepout

From Brendan, Chief Executive: On 3 March 2016,  I am taking part in the Newcastle CEO Sleepout at St. James’ Park football ground, where I will be joining 46 other CEOs…

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Crafty Christmas at Alderwood

Christmas has well and truly landed at Alderwood! But all is not as it seems… The beautiful fireplace shown above is in fact handmade by Alderwood’s residents! Shaun (pictured above), a member of the team at Alderwood, spotted the crafty…

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Building Better Opportunities

The Big Lottery have match-funded European Social Fund to develop the Building Better Opportunities (BBO) programme. This will invest in local projects, tackling the root causes of poverty, promoting social inclusion, and driving local jobs and growth. After applying to…

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Deciding Together

Today our Chief Executive, Brendan Hill, sat on the panel at the launch of Deciding Together, which is a public consultation held by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and seeks the views of local people on the different…

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20th birthday of Coalway Lane

From Jason Reeve, Service Manager of Coalway Lane: “Staff and service users at Coalway Lane, one of MHC’s 24-hour rehabilitation services, celebrated the unit’s 20th anniversary in October this year. “Coalway Lane opened on 10 October 1995 during the planned closure…

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A challenge shared…

Our Chief Executive, Brendan Hill, has published a blog post on the VCSE (Voluntary Community and Enterprise) Review about the challenges shared by commissioners and the VCSE sector and suggesting ways that commissioning can be more supportive…

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