Green Team Interiors work with Staying Well Crawley

on Friday, 09 April 2021. Posted in News

When we were approached by Staying Well Crawley we felt members would be keen to support this worthwhile charity especially as Lockdown has accentuated stress for many. We circulated the information to all our members in the south and Green Team Interiors based in Petersfield, Hampshire got in contact with them.

Richmond Fellowship

Staying Well Crawley have issued the folloowing release about their work and GTI have published a blog on their site explaining their involvement too.

Well done to both companies/organisation for this worthwhile initiative; we are sure you will be a welcome hub for many who need help.

Press Release: New Out Of Hours Mental Health Crisis Prevention Service Launches In Crawley

A new mental health crisis prevention service called Staying Well Crawley launched on 1st April.Located two minutes walk from County Oak Retail Park, the service will be a calm and welcomingenvironment for anyone struggling with their mental health or at risk of going into crisis.The service will provide access to mental health support in a safe environment outside normal officehours. Health care professionals will be there to identify and support people’s needs. Peer SupportVolunteers will also be on hand to support people based on their own lived experiences.

Staying Well is located at Arundel House in Crawley and can be accessed 365 days a year with freeStaying Well is located at Arundel House in Crawley and can be accessed 365 days a year with freeparking during opening hours. It is open from 5pm to 11pm Monday to Friday and 3pm to 11pm onweekends and bank holidays. This service is available to adults over 18 years of age and people canmake an appointment themselves or be referred by someone who supports them.

Staying Well Crawley will be a drop-in service, however due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place, it will start with an appointment system to keep people safe and allow for hygiene- and social
distancing measures to be followed.

The service will be delivered by Richmond Fellowship, a national mental health charity with over 60 years experience, and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who provide mental health and
learning disability services across Sussex and Hampshire.

Derek Caren, Chief Executive of Richmond Fellowship said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for both the team and people we support in Crawley and we have created a peaceful environment
tailored specifically for the people that we support. I’d also like to personally thank Green Team Interiors Ltd for their generous donation of statement plants which has helped the development and
design of the service into a serene space where people can come to find support and advice”

Jason Collins, Richmond Fellowship Service Manager of Staying Well tells us: “I am delighted to be part of this project and we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of many companies in creating
this unique environment and I would also like to thank FastSigns Crawley, for assisting us with fabulous new signage, Blooming Artificial, Arlo Holdings Ltd and NAM Building Contractors.”

Clare Stoneman, Service Manager for Liaison and Triage services in acute at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Richmond Fellowship to
deliver this new service to the local population. We aim to offer a therapeutic intervention in a safe space that will allow anyone that attends the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and feelings and
gain further skills in managing their own recovery goals. Our clients are experts in their own mental health needs and our team will work alongside them, encouraging them to build on their own
strengths to promote their independence.”

Clinical Lead for West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Dr Bikram Raychaudhuri, said: “We are absolutely committed to making sure we commission mental health services that support
people when they need it most. For people struggling with their mental health and needing support outside of the hours 9-5, it can sometimes be a challenge to access help. This new service shows that
even in times of change and uncertainty we can commission and create new initiatives that support our communities and that is something we as a CCG are really proud of.”

Read more about Staying Well Crawley

Staying Well

Green Team Interiors involvement

Plant@work member, Green Team Interiors donated 9 containers with artificial plants to the Centre. Their blog explains more:

"A recent request ... had us reaching for our contacts in the world of artificial displays, and the results could not have been happier when the wonderful people at Staying Well Crawley, a mental health crisis prevention service, were pointed in our direction as they opened their brand new centre in Crawley as a joint venture with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

"The service provides emergency and planned support for adults throughout the area and we were delighted to offer our support by supplying striking artificial plants in complementary coloured planters.

"Chon Donnelly, Operations Manager at Richmond Fellowship, the charity in charge of the development of the crisis prevention service in Crawley is in no doubt of the effect that the displays are already having.  “We wanted to create an environment, particularly for first time visitors to a crisis prevention service, which would encourage people not to feel segregated, to have an impression of being in a place that they would visit at any other point in their lives and avoid an ‘institutional’ atmosphere.

We have used the plants to create different zones within what may have otherwise been quite an overwhelmingly large and impersonal space."

You can read GTI's full blog here.