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Counselling Life Advice Suicide Prevention

Confronting the stigma surrounding Mental Illness by increasing Mental Health Awareness & reducing UK Suicides.

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Walking Out Of Darkness 2017

Saturday 16th September 2017

Weston super Mare

Join people from across the UK to increase Mental Health Awareness, Suicide Prevention and end the Stigma.

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We are Recruiting

New CLASP Charity Trustees

CLASP Charity is expanding and thanks to your support, 2018 promises to be an amazing year as we continue raising Mental Health Awareness, Suicide Prevention and ending the stigma surround Mental Illness.

In order to continue our work and help guide implementing significant developments in our operational activities across the country, we are seeking to appoint up to five new trustees, including a Chair, Deputy Chair and Treasurer. We aim to have a broad range of experiences on the Board, including people directly affected by a mental health condition, plus carers and family members as well as those working in a professional capacity in this field.

As a Trustee, you would have the opportunity to become involved in the key policy debates surrounding mental health awareness and be able to share your views and experiences at the highest level, through our work. You would also have the opportunity to become involved in CLASP Charity’s ongoing activities and projects, helping CLASP to implement its current objectives as well as identifying future strategic priorities and to meet others who are involved in a variety of capacities at mental healthcare charities.

The Board of Trustees provides strategic direction and governance to our charity, helping to support the Chief Executive Officer and guide all aspects of our work. Trustees are also registered as directors of Counselling Life Advice Suicide Prevention (CLASP) Charity Limited, a limited liability company.

Trustees are expected to attend four board meetings a year and to participate in the life of the organisation between meetings. Meetings are held in London on week days. Appointments as a CLASP Trustee is for 3 years and renewable for a further term.


SELECTION, ELECTION & APPOINTMENT PROCESS

In order to serve as a Trustee of CLASP Charity, please email us at hello@claspcharity.com expressing your interest and attaching a CV resume by end of business on Friday 25th August 2017.

These will be reviewed by CLASP Charity current Trustees panel. Suitable applicants will be invited to interview and the panel will subsequently decide which will be appointed. Prior to proposal for election to the Board, due diligence checks will be completed. Appointments will be confirmed in writing.


DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE?

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Charity Trustee and requirements please read the information at ‘The essential trustee: what you need to know, what you need to do’ at www.gov.uk/…/the-essential-trustee-what-you-need-to-know-cc3

* 1 in 4 people suffer Mental illness in the UK. Depression is more common than the common cold. You can make a difference, You can help end the Stigma surround Mental Illness and help reduce UK Suicides!!

Walking Out Of Darkness

Sat 16 September 2017

Weston super Mare

 

'Walking Out Of Darkness’ is taking place on Saturday 16 September 2017. An opportunity for everyone to walk together in support and unity for individuals and families suffering from Mental Health Difficulties and those, who have lost loved ones by suicide.

North Somerset Council’s Mental Health Champion Counsellor Roz Willis said: “The more we talk and educate our world about the issues of mental health and speak of the ways we can be a friend to this terrible illness, the quicker we can conquer the stigma of diagnosis for all.

“I am delighted that we are able to host this event in North Somerset this year, providing the opportunity for people to walk together in support and unity for individuals and families suffering from mental health difficulties and those who have lost loved ones by suicide.”

Register TODAY and together with thousands of people around the country, we can empower and inspire the end of mental illness stigma, raising mental health awareness and suicide prevention at ‘Walking Out Of Darkness’

Together we can make a Difference, we can increase Awareness, we can end the Stigma we can Save Lives!

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