Delight for Gordon as mental health project gets green light – Northumberland Gazette

Gordon hopes that it will eventually cover the whole of Northumberland.

The project, which aims to create links between organisations and clubs to improve the well-being, recovery and resilience of individuals through sports and physical activity, will start in the areas of Alnwick – covering as far south as Amble and as far north as Wooler – and Hexham.

Northumberland County Council has awarded the project a grant of £30,000 and further financial support has come from Northumberland Sport and Hexham and Alnwick Town Councils.

A Ponteland man has taken a step closer to achieving his aim of a new Northumberland-wide support network for adults with mental-health issues.

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Active Northumberland will work with the volunteers, sports clubs, leisure centres and other activity providers to identify suitable opportunities in the person’s local community. The recruitment process starts next month with advertising the three-days-a-week volunteer coordinator posts and the aim is for the project to start in March.

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