A new project in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is providing both mental health support and practical advice on money, jobs and housing to the most vulnerable people in our communities.

Anyone experiencing problems with finances, debt, housing and mental wellbeing can access support and receive advice and guidance from The Mental Health, Employment Need and Debt advice outreach project (Mhend).

Mhend is a partnership between Pentreath Mental Health Advisers and Citizens Advice Cornwall caseworkers. They can provide specialist financial, employment and mental health support to vulnerable individuals adversely affected by COVID-19.

The Mhend programme will see three teams of two advisors spread across Cornwall with support offered in several ways from face-to-face (when restrictions allow) or telephone consultations to video calls and web chats.

Residents can refer themselves by contacting Pentreath on 01726 862727 or by completing the referral form available on the Pentreath website, specifying that the referral is for the Mhend Project.

The Cornwall Council mental health web pages have more resources and information to help everyone in Cornwall have good mental health, including advice around coronavirus and mental wellbeing.