Hi, my name is Cheryle O’brien, I have been a part of Project Return for the last 4 years. Today, in honour of mental health awareness week, I would like to reflect on our mental health and well-being hub project return hosted in September 2022, and share some insight into our plans to deliver more mental health and well-being hubs in 2023.

(Pictures from Care Experienced Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, September 2022)

In September 2022 after months of planning, we launched our mental health and well-being hub for people with care experience in Glasgow.

Project Return wanted to create a space for people with lived experience to come together and access services that can help with their mental-health and wellbeing.

We invited a range of organisations from MyBnk, Articulate, GAMH, Good Shepherd Centre, Why Not? Trust and many more to host a stall at the event – giving attendees the opportunity to discover some of the support and resources available to them and the chance to access them.

We finished of the day by giving all attendees goody bags full of pamper items, mental health journals, stress balls, bubbles and candles.

It was a great day and having had time to reflect on how to make the day even better - we are excited to share that we will be planning 3 mental health and well-being hubs for 2023 – in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. The first one in Glasgow will be in August 2023 – watch this space!

If you would like to know more or are interested in attending or hosting a stall at our future events – please get in touch with [email protected]

We look forward to sharing more info and ways for you to get involved in the coming weeks.

Cheryle O’brien

Project Return