Together Co-ordinators are passionate volunteers who take overall responsibility for looking after the events or activities. They use their organisational skills to ensure the smooth running of the events and activities.

Meet our Co-ordinators......

 

Neelam Gill
 
Once I heard about Mental Health Together, I wanted to join as a volunteer and be part of this fantastic cause. I stem from a South Asian background and have been exposed to mental health problems with family members and friends. A culture of shame is all too familiar for many South Asians suffering in silence with mental health problems, and discussing psychological health is seen as taboo within the community. We need to break the mental health stigma in our communities, we need to educate people on the topic of psychological wellbeing, we need to start having more open and honest conversations. On a personal level I started running this year and joined a run club called Kenilworth Runners, running has helped my own wellbeing and I want to be able to share this passion because helping others is what gives meaning to life! Running makes it easier to open up, there are no social boundaries, we are at our rawest selves and there is no fear of judgement. Aside from the physical health benefits of running there are many psychological benefits as well, some of these include increased mental flexibility, confidence, stress relief and an emotional boost, so please join us at one of our events- there is something for everyone!
Alex Rigler
I work for Grapevine, a charity who for 25 years have helped all kinds of people experiencing isolation, poverty and disadvantage in Coventry and Warwickshire.
I first got to know Mental Health Together when I was looking to connect people with others in their South Warwickshire communities.
Right from the start I could see the valuable part the group played in bringing people together and the difference it made to those that were involved.
I have recently taken on the role of co-ordinating the walks and talks and have been delighted to see the groups in Southam grow and develop.
Watching people forge friendships and overcome anxieties whilst they walk together is a delight.
I have learned that we all need to look after ourselves, whether we have a mental health diagnosis or not.
I can’t think of a better way to do that than through two of my most favourite things - Walking and Talking!!