Increasing challenges with accessing mental health support for those who most need it is a constant challenge for virtually every organisation in CoLab. Needs seem to be increasing whilst service thresholds rise. The recent closure of Mind in Exeter is another factor which has exacerbated the problem. The CoLab Community would like to use the resources we have more effectively to improve our offer and alleviate pressure in the system, as a means of making a difference.
The aim is to develop a universal offer that provides as a first step, the opportunity for people to be listened to.