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30th July 2012
The Suffolk Wellbeing Service (SWS) is a new service designed to enable people in Suffolk to experience improved emotional wellbeing and promote early recovery from emotional health problems e.g. low mood, stress, and anxiety. The service includes Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust Clinical Link Workers and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) joined by partner organisations from the 3rd sector (voluntary and charitable organisations).
We are one of the partners and we join The Shaw Trust, VoiceAbility, local Mind organisation, Big White Wall, Suffolk Family Carers and 4YP together we will be providing support for people in Suffolk who want to experience improved emotional wellbeing
The Service Wellbeing Service will offer a range of supports and brief interventions to people who feel ready to make changes to improve thier emotional wellbeing and learn to manage stress, anxiety and depression.
New Offices in Ipswich! 1st July 2012
Mentis Tree are delighted to announce that they are spreading their wings and can now offer their services in Ipswich from their new offices in The Business Hub 2 Civic Drive IP1 2QA. Please contact us on either our Bury number - 01284 750096 or Ipswich numbers 01473 381403 for further details.
Mentis Tree CIC is delighted to announce that they are one of the partner organisations of The Suffolk Wellbeing Service and will be responsible for providing counselling services for the people of Suffolk. Sue Jay, Managing Director, of Mentis Tree CIC, said "We are delighted to be a part of this exciting new service and very much look forward to working with our partners to provide essential care for those using the service".
Social Enterprise Mark Awarded
MentisTree CIC, based in Bury St Edmunds, has recently been recognised for its work in improving society and protecting the environment; the Mentis Tree CIC team were presented with the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark at their offices in Whiting Street.
Sue Jay MBE, Managing Director at Mentis Tree CIC said, “We are thrilled to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark. The Company is very much in its infancy as it was only set up in April. This recognition will enable us to forge forward. Our passion at Mentis Tree CIC is being in business to bring benefits to society and the environment by offering low cost counselling to the population of East Anglia and opportunities for Counsellors to become accredited. That’s why receiving the Social Enterprise Mark is a great honour for Mentis Tree CIC. It is an independent certification of why we’re in business and a testament for our future direction”.
Mentis Tree CIC is a social enterprise providing quality services in Mental Health and Wellbeing. They provide a range of Psychological Therapies, Counselling, Coaching and Training for Counsellors to enable continued professional development.
The Government defines social enterprises as “businesses with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners.”
Hazel Pidsley, Chief Officer of Bury Volunteer Centre and chair of VASP (Voluntary and Statutory Partnership for Mental Health in Suffolk) presented the MentisTree CIC team with the Mark at their offices at 86 Whiting Street Bury St Edmunds.
Anne Mountjoy, Marketing Manager from the Social Enterprise Mark Co. said “As the only certification for genuine social enterprises, the Mark guarantees businesses which meet defined criteria, proving they trade for people and planet. The Mark helps those businesses promote their business ethics and values. We are delighted to welcome Mentis Tree CIC as the first Suffolk based Mental Health business to receive this award and have no doubt they will inspire others to follow this great example of social enterprise.”
Social Enterprise Mark Company
- The Social Enterprise Mark is the only certification authority for social enterprises. The Mark identifies businesses which meet defined criteria for social enterprise, and consumers recognise that businesses displaying the Mark are trading to benefit people and planet. Visit www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk to find out more
- The most widely adopted definition of social enterprise, used by organisations such as Social Enterprise UK and Rise, is from the Government's Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (previously Department for Trade and Industry): "Social enterprises are businesses with primarily social objectives whose surpluses are principally reinvested for that purpose in the business or in the community, rather than being driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners." Social Enterprise: a strategy for success, 2001
- The Social Enterprise Mark Company is a Community Interest Company (CIC) Limited by shares. It is owned by Rise.
- Rise aims to establish a favourable environment for social enterprises to develop and flourish. www.riseforsocent.org.uk