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P3 Lincs staff perform for World Mental Health Day

Laura Gavin 11 October 2017

P3 Lincolnshire organised a concert at Lincoln’s Drill Hall last night to raise awareness on World Mental Health Day (Tuesday 10 October).

An eclectic line-up of musical and performance-based acts made it a memorable night, with local girls dance troupe Evolution getting the energy going to kick the evening off.

Acts also included star turns from P3’s Lincolnshire housing and homelessness services.

Senior Support Worker Danny Nicholls played on drums in Lincoln band Cover Story, while the Street Outreach Team’s Andy Lee rocked some up-tempo Ryan Adams covers and Beverley Matthews and Kerry Stables from the P3 Louth sang as part of Affinity Choir. Finally, Vicky Skeldon, Service Manager for Louth, Boston and Spalding, treated the audience to some beautiful harmonies as part of acoustic duo Interpretation.

Promoting good mental health

As well as the action on stage, there was plenty of information stalls on hand in the café area, where P3 and other local agencies were providing advice on how to maintain good wellbeing and signposting people towards mental health support.

Vicky, who was also organising the event, said: 

“We’d like to say a massive thank you to Shine Lincolnshire, Pelican Trust, Disability West Lindsey Network, Lincolnshire County Council and South West Lincolnshire CCG who supported us in making this event happen and promoting good mental health.

“In our housing-related support and street outreach services, we often encounter vulnerable people who are also in need of support for mental health issues. This event aimed to raise awareness of what help is out there in Lincolnshire for mental health and direct those who need it to exactly the right place.”

P3 Lincolnshire provides Floating Support across the county for those who need help managing their accommodation and live independently, as well as a Street Outreach service which identifies and sets up a dialogue with rough sleepers in order to support them to exit the streets.