Diverse Leap is a charity formed in Gloucester in December 2021 with the aim of supporting people who are experiencing poor mental wellbeing or/and who believe that they may be experiencing the symptoms of depression (or other mental health disorder). We know that many people with poor mental wellbeing can easily become isolated or find it increasingly hard to cope with normal day-to-day life but we also know how much benefit can be found from simply having someone who will listen to them without judgement.
Diverse Leap provides that “Listening Ear” in a safe place. We provide not only empathy (and a cup of tea) but also evidence-based advice and support, signposting to professional sources of treatment and activities to promote positive mental wellbeing. All our volunteers are accredited Mental Health First Aiders and are passionate about making a difference to people's lives; many also bring their own lived experience to share.
Our very firm intent is that no-one who visits Diverse Leap leaves us feeling lonely or hopeless but instead is empowered and supported to take more control over their own lives. So, although we appreciate it can be tough to talk about our own feelings and emotions, we encourage anyone who is feeling low or anxious to “take that leap” and come along and see us. All our services are confidential and are provided free of charge.
If you want to make an appointment in advance, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook page. Otherwise just drop in to the Redwell Centre; you will be very welcome.
MHFA England (Mental Health First Aid Training Course)
We provide all of our Volunteers a two day course funded through the charity.
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