Education for all: Mental health charity helps service users gain professional qualifications

Education for all: Mental health charity helps service users gain professional qualifications

A Northumberland-based charity has helped over 60 people living with severe mental health issues and or learning disabilities to achieve professional-level qualifications as part of an innovative in-house training scheme.

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Mental health charity leads project to create natural flood defence at popular Northumberland golf course

Mental health charity leads project to create natural flood defence at popular Northumberland golf course

A Blyth-based mental health charity has joined forces with a handful of other Northumberland based organisations, including the Duke of Northumberland’s Alnwick Castle Estate, to create an environmentally-friendly flood defence at one of the region’s most popular golf courses.

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There and back again… a horticultural adventure with Stakeford Nurseries

There and back again… a horticultural adventure with Stakeford Nurseries

In late September, we took a group of 20 staff and service users from Stakeford Nurseries on the trip of a lifetime to the Eden Project in Cornwall as part of our ‘Next Steps Project’. Our Horticultural Services Manager, Dan, fills us in on the details of their adventure!

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Lloyds Bank staff get stuck in on volunteering day with mental health charity

Lloyds Bank staff get stuck in on volunteering day with mental health charity

They say that money grows on trees, but staff from a local branch of Lloyds Bank have learned that trees can also provide so much more on a recent volunteering day at Blyth Star Enterprises’ Woodfuel Centre.

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Emma Gibson goes the extra (26) miles for Blyth Star Enterprises

Emma Gibson goes the extra (26) miles for Blyth Star Enterprises

At Blyth Star Enterprises, we are always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to generate income to help us to continue to operate our services.

Donations from the public are always a welcome boost and enable us to go above and beyond for our service users to continuously develop our offer and provide new and innovative experiences. This is Emma’s story…

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Blyth-based mental health charity shortlisted for regional business award

Blyth-based mental health charity shortlisted for regional business award

A Blyth-based not-for-profit organisation has had its achievements recognised by a prestigious business awards programme.

Blyth Star Enterprises, has been shortlisted in the Heart of the Community category at the Tyneside and Northumberland regional final of the North East Business Awards.

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Charity music festival hits the right note for Blyth Star Enterprises

Charity music festival hits the right note for Blyth Star Enterprises

A charity music festival that was held to mark the 30th anniversary of local mental health charity, Blyth Star Enterprises, has helped to raise over £900.

The event, which took place at The Keel Row pub in Seaton Delaval over the August Bank Holiday weekend proved extremely popular, with attendees enjoying musical entertainment from North East-based rockabilly pop group, Lana and The Lost Boys and keyboard and vocalist duet, the Kirsty Forster Duo.

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