Our charity Heads On helps people with mental health problems feel supported, stay active and be more involved in their communities. The charity provides funding for special projects, patient and family support, pioneering research and the transformation of your local mental health hospitals into more comfortable and welcoming environments.
Thanks to the generosity of our fundraisers, Heads On can help to provide the best possible support to people with mental health problems across Sussex and beyond. You can find our more on our charity website.
Projects supported by Heads On
Rhythmix music project for people with dementia
Heads On funded a music project on Grove with Rhythmix, one of the UK's leading music charities, to encourage people to connect with the world again. For ten weeks musicians visited the ward every week, playing instruments with our service users and encouraging people to interact, sing and play instruments themselves. The project was a huge success, making a real difference to people's interactions on the ward.
Up for it! Community football team in Brighton & Hove
Up for it! is a community football team in Brighton & Hove supporting men who have been in mental health hospitals to play sport regularly. Up for it! gives people the opportunity to play with others in a similar situation to them, establish new friendships and build their confidence.
Mindfulness for Voices – research study
Heads On invested in a pilot research study to assess a psychological intervention that uses mindfulness meditation within group based therapy to help people diagnosed with schizophrenia who hear voices.