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Mental Health Awareness Week Events


 An Odyssey of Improvised Adventures & Spoken Word

Date: Tuesday 9 May

Time: 1pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Studio 340, 340 Lower High St. Cheltenham

Entrance: Free

Spaces are limited so please call 01242 512812 to check availability

Secrets and Lies Exhibition

Dates: May 8th - 14th

Venue: Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

This exhibition, timed to coincide with Mental Health Awareness week, showcases work created through personal experience of mental health. This will include work created by young people from schools' projects funded by both the Police Commissioner and the NHS Cultural Commissioning programme.

The launch for this event will be on 8th May from 5.00-7.00pm and one of our poets will be performing an original piece. 

There is also a market place event on Wednesday 10th between 1.00-5.00pm where Inde Trust will be present.


Cirencester  - The Bothy

​We are running a small group at the Bothy in Cirencester on Tuesday 1.30-3.30 it's a  chance to learn new skills, share skills be listened to and a chance to build new friendships with people who have had similar experiences. 

Catch up with what we are doing:

Photographic Group 

Are you interested in getting more out of your (digital) camera?

Are you a tad confused by a lot of the photographic jargon?

Or do you simply want to know a bit more about your camera's capability?

If so, then please come along to our Photographic Group.

Everyone is welcome!

Held on Thursday evenings, in small groups, during term time, from 16.00-18.00 by a photography graduate, and peer lead mentor: Matt Archibald BA

Register your interest by contacting: Lisa Nash: or by telephone: 01453767999/ 07557 745002

Located at: 1st floor offices, The Cross, Parliament Street, Stroud GL5 2 HL,  in an accessible building, just above Soap and Suds Laundrette, and Black Book Cafe at the junction of Nelson Street and Parliament Street, with the entrance on the Parliament Street side.

(There is a stair lift available to reach the first floor).

Independence Trust takes Time to Talk

It may have been a blustery day but we ditched the stall and took to the streets. 

We had a great time and good conversations out and about in Dursley, talking about mental health.  We also supported the Heads Up Campaign in Cheltenham and we attended the Tea and Talk event at Shire Hall.


Tackling Stigma in Cheltenham

Here we are supporting the Heads Up Campaign in Cheltenham and is a year of action to raise awareness of mental health issues and promote good mental health across the town.



Congratulations to the Independence Trust (South Team) on becoming a finalist of the Community Services Team of the Year at the Gloucestershire Health and Social Care Awards 2016.

Much excitement at the Stroud Wellbeing Centre when a film crew turned up to make a short film about why the team were nominated for the award. A big thank you to all involved.