Community Mental Health Transformation

As part of the Community Mental Health Transformation, the VCSE team ensured Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise groups were part of the conversation around transforming mental health services. Eleanor Nunn and Sarah Davison are here till the end of May if you need assistance.


Community Mental Health Exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery

The Community Mental Health Transformation VCSE Team are marking the end of their programme with a Photo and Video Exhibition at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum from Tuesday 2nd - Sunday 28th April 2024

This follows on from the success of the VCSE Celebration event and the Photo & Video Competition that was recently run. The exhibition has been expanded to include content from more organisation’s Warwickshire CAVA & Voluntary Action Coventry have worked with over the last three years.

All exhibitions at the gallery have free entry so come and see the fantastic diversity and creativity within local community mental health services. We hope to see you there!

Community Mental Health VCSE Celebration!

It was a bittersweet day as the Community Mental Health Transformation VCSE Team held their Celebration to mark the end of the programme.The day was filled with live music, a photo and video competition, discussions and reflections on what has been achieved during the CMH Transformation Programme.

The audience were entertained by the exceptional musical talents of @SirKitUK working with @undergroundlights_ @stylusboy and @choirwithnoname which did a sterling job of showcasing some of the fantastic local services and projects working within community mental health.

The significant impact of Innovation Fund grants was discussed alongside the success of collaborative working within the sector. Experts by Experience were given a particular acknowledgement who have helped bring about some substantial changes to ensure that more people who need support can be reached, and that improved mental health services offer more choice and control for people living with mental health challenges.

Camera, action, shoot! The VCSE Competition winners 

The CMHT VCSE Team wanted to celebrate the amazing variety of VCSEs working to deliver mental health support across Coventry & Warwickshire by holding a competition, looking for photos and videos that best encapsulated your mental health projects.

We were overwhelmed at your response and want to congratulate everyone who took the time to submit entries. It was certainly a tough job for our judges but the list of winners is below. The short video summarising the photo and video entries can be viewed here and the videos in full can be viewed on the Warwickshire CAVA YouTube Channel under the Community Mental Health Transformation Playlist


1st prize: Achieving Results in Communities (ARC) - £50 Voucher

2nd Prize: Fillongley Parish Council - £30 Voucher

3rd Prize: Nirmal Pure Mind - £20 Voucher


1st Prize: Forest of Hearts - £100 Voucher

2nd Prize: Valley House - £60 Voucher

3rd Prize: Nirmal Pure Mind - £40 Voucher

All submissions can also be viewed at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum till 28th April 2024.

Demonstrate your Impact VCSE Survey Report and Video

VCSEs were invited to engage with a survey to give an insight into how the VCSE mental health sector was fairing across Warwickshire and Coventry in 2023 and to better understand its social and financial contribution. The results were quite astounding and we have included some key findings in this short video.

The full report can be read here

It's a Wrap ... The Autumn CMHT Training Programme Ends on a High Note 

It has been a very productive Autumn for the Community Mental Health Transformation Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Team with 10 events taking place which a total of 156 delegates attended (134 of those unique participants).

Jointly led by Warwickshire CAVA & Voluntary Action Coventry, the events covered bid-writing, safeguarding, mental health awareness and Canva design training, networking and a Forum, all tailored specifically for VCSEs. See the highlights of what we have been up and help us decide what to focus on in 2024!

Why involve the VCSE sector in transforming mental health services?

Working alongside NHS services, VCSEs provide unique support for people experiencing mental health challenges. They establish a connected community of people with shared experiences, get to know the people that come along each week and develop trusting professional relationships, often over a cuppa and a biscuit! Having that trust allows for honest conversations with service users about how mental health has affected them and can often highlight areas of services which need improvement.

This unique insight, along with input from our Experts by Experience, gives us a clear and honest depiction of how mental health services are currently operating and how they can be transformed.

The Community Mental Health Transformation (CMHT) programme has provided a second year of Innovation Funds worth £360,000, which 24 local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners across Coventry and Warwickshire will receive. VCSE's play a crucial role in delivering mental health care for adults and older adults with severe mental health needs.  With further funding, we can ensure that more people who need support can be reached.  Read more at:

Contact Us:

Eleanor Nunn

VCSE Programme Lead


Phone: 07706 221868

Working Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Sarah Davison

VCSE Project Officer


Phone:  07458 017973

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