Open Minds Referral Pathway

Rethink Mental Illness and Cudox are working in partnership with Open Minds to improve referral pathways into their Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Service.

Open Minds provide NICE recommended psychological therapies for people experiencing common mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Open Mind work with a range of disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, health anxiety and social anxiety.

For any organisation that wishes to refer directly to Open Minds, please complete the electronic referral form and email to Alternatively you can contact them on 01472 625100

For further information or support regarding this referral pathway, please contact Rethink/Cudox on 01472 236680

CPO Support

Sent on behalf of CPO:

We offer a range of support in order to give individuals, who are often deemed as the ‘hardest to reach’, the opportunity to reengage with learning and/or work. We currently work with unemployed adult community members and young people who are classed as NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training).

Traineeship Programme

No Train No Gain is a bespoke work experience programme offering Traineeships to young people in North East Lincolnshire. Traineeships offer learners aged 16 – 18 the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace and essential job skills, as well as the prospect to improve in English and maths. The programme involves a minimum of 70 hours of guided work experience with placements available to suit individual career aspirations.

To meet the criteria for No Train No Gain, you need to be:

Aged 16-18 and qualified to a Level 3 or lower

You must be unemployed or working for less than 16 hours per week

You must be motivated to go into work

Building Better Opportunities

The BBO programme is designed for unemployed individuals aged 19 and over to help improve their life prospects. Each client can access training and support giving them the skills to improve their chances to move forward in the job market.

To meet the criteria for BBO, you need to be:

Aged 19 upwards

You must be unemployed

You must be motivated to return to work

Well to Work

The Well to Work programme will empower adults with low confidence to develop a skill set and increase employment and social opportunities to develop better life chances.

Delivery is on a one-to-one basis and/or in groups. The Well to Work programme will help to improve a person’s outlook on their situation and to help them believe in their potential. to see the attributes, they can offer to the labour market

To meet the criteria for Well to Work, you need to be:

Aged 18 upwards

You must be unemployed



Telephone number: 01472 236680



Twitter: @CPOGrimsby


Instagram: @cpo.grimsby

Cancer ‘Reg Flag’ roadshows for people with Learning Disabilities

Over the next few months, People First Merseyside will be delivering peer led training for people with learning disabilities (and their families and carers) across the Humber, Coast and Vale region.

The free training sessions, which have been co-produced by people with Learning Disabilities, are designed to raise awareness of how to have good lung health and teach the signs and symptoms of cancer within a fun and interactive environment.

For the Grimsby area:

Wednesday 20th October 2021, 10am – 3pm

The Val Waterhouse Centre, 41-43 Kent Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DH

To book your place, please contact Alison Kargbo: 01472 571 120 /

A full list of dates and venues can be found here

E-Factor Business – Great Big Small Awards

Final Chance to Enter; Local Award Opportunity – closes midnight on 12/09/2021

Great Big Small Awards – E-Factor Business Welcome to the brand new Great Big Small Awards, entirely dedicated to recognising small local business and entrepreneurs; including an award ideally suited to CIC’s, trading charities and not for profits:

Go Giver – Best not for profit business – This award will be given to the business that is driven by the positive impact it can have on all or part of the community, the environment, or a specific good cause, more than it is driven by profit levels. This award is ideally suited to CICs, trading charities and not for profits. Kindly Sponsored by ERA (Ethical Recruitment Agency)

Call Out for Stallholders for the Introducing Grant Thorold Park event 25th September

East Marsh United are looking for art, craft and bric-a-brac stallholders to support their event in Grant Thorold Park on Saturday 25th September.  

  • Priority will be given to East Marsh-based stall holders
  • All vehicles off site by 9.30 am
  • Stallholders must have Public Liability Insurance
  • Stallholders must bring their own table and chairs and gazebo or similar covering

If you would like to have a free stall at the event please complete and submit the attached Google form:

If you have further question you can contact Billy Dasien

Focus – Mental Capacity Act & Safeguarding Adults e-newsletter

Focus is a Community Interest Company, not-for-profit organisation that provides Social Work for adults who reside in North East Lincolnshire on behalf of the local Council.

Focus also provides a wide range of training courses to public and private health and care organisations in North East Lincolnshire to help improve the quality of services as well as to support compliance with relevant legislation, from Health and Safety to the Mental Capacity Act and Safeguarding.

you can visit their website here.

September Focus e-newsletter

The Twilight Hour – Volunteer Opportunities

From the Community Producer for The Twilight Hour:

Volunteer Performers

This is an opportunity for up to 20 local participants to perform as part of this major outdoor spectacle. They will work with Periplum’s team of expert practitioners, who will give them on-site training and workshops in outdoor performance. During the show they will accompany the action, moving through the audience with visual props, fire torches and other pyrotechnic effects. Participants will be given fire and pyrotechnic safety training by an expert. We are asking that volunteers are available for all of the below dates and times:

Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 6.00pm – 9.30pm – Workshop

Thursday 23 September 2021 at 6.00pm – 10.15pm – Workshop

Friday 24 September 2021 at 6.00pm – 10.15pm – Show Day

Saturday 25 September 2021 at 6.00pm – 10.15pm – Show Day

Volunteer Stewards

We are also looking for volunteer stewards to help us welcome audience members and be the face of The Twilight Hour. They will only need to be available on the show nights themselves, September 24th and 25th from 6.30pm – 10.15pm.

Attached are the two information documents for the roles, it would be so great if you could share this with your network. My mobile is 07712335979 if you would like to discuss and I’ve popped the website and FB page details below so you can take a look at what to expect!

Website –

Facebook page –

The Twilight Hour – Participant Call Out

The Twilight Hour – Volunteer Stewards Call Out

Support for Afghan Staff and Their Families

North East Lincolnshire Council have confirmed that we will provide support for Afghan staff and their families who have worked closely with British Armed Forces in Afghanistan.

In North East Lincolnshire, four families will be resettled into temporary accommodation and offered support to start a new life.

Since announcing the Council’s participation, the Council has received many offers of goodwill and support – local people who are wanting to offer support and donations to newcomers arriving from Afghanistan

The Council would welcome conversations with organisations interested who could support with these offers of help and with its co-ordination.


  • enable people to contribute to their capacity, safely and where it is needed
  • harness goodwill for wider communities and for the longer term
  • reduce the pressure on organisations and staff  in responding to offers whilst ensuring priority offers reach the right people
  • help inform local communities and reduce the risk of waste and unintended harm

Please contact Caroline Barley at by Friday 10th September 12noon to arrange a more detailed conversation if you are interested in supporting this work.

Work Placement and Humber Project

The following Humber Project is aimed towards Higher education students and work placements. 

The placement length can be tailored to suit the needs of your business and Grimsby Institute for Higher Education will support your organisation throughout the entire placement journey.

For those who may be able to offer work placements to either Further Education or Higher Education students they are welcome to drop Amanda Markey a message.

07771 232689