Heads up is a Wells based Charity working with individuals across Mendip who are affected by mental health issues, dementia and other difficulties Through helping people with mental ill health to feel good and function well, Heads Up works to build individuals’ ability to cope with life’s challenges and maintain well-being in the face of adversity.
The organisation provides services and activities that build resilience by promoting well-being and building social connections. These include social and therapeutic horticulture, pottery, woodcraft, cookery, arts and crafts and social groups, as well as complementary therapies.
Clients can choose which activity they wish to do. Activities aim to help individuals to build self-confidence, develop new skills, build social networks and open up new lifestyle, work and training opportunities.
Heads Up is well established and supported within the local community. It is continually raising awareness and trying to break the stigma associated with mental ill health and dementia.