SRPA are passionate about helping those in our community. The RP-HUB was set up in conjunction with the Bromhead Medical Charity to support those with mental health issues. The need to address the rise in mental health related issues across the country has accelerated in recent years, notwithstanding North Hykeham. We want to ensure we are doing everything we can to help those within our community to be healthy and happy. That is why we decided to set up a unique, flagship programme for mental health support, here at Sir Robert Pattinson Academy.
We provide professional services to people suffering with mental health issues, which could include:
The RP-HUB has been able to offer professional counselling to anybody associated with the school community since August 2018. As the need for support continues to grow, we hope to expand our services into the wider community. This has begun already through our work with NHS LPFT, where we have created a service that aims to prevent ‘Male Suicide’, which is an increasing issue across the country. Together with the NHS LPFT we have created a mobile APP (Piota: Talking Men) that supports those in need with all issues relating to male suicide and how to get help. This is a new service and in the very early stages of development but one which we are very proud of.
To date we have been able to provide hundreds of professional counselling services, mentoring and signposted mental health issues across the country that have impacted on thousands of people…and we are not even a year old!
This is something we feel privileged to be a part of and are very excited for the next steps in our journey to helping those in our North Hykeham community and beyond.
As you may have seen our local press coverage, RP-HUB underwent our own version of a ‘DIY SOS’. We were very fortunate to be associated with the following companies who gave not only their own time, but also their materials and expertise:
It was clear to Mr Dale Hardy (Head Teacher) and Mr Greg Kirk (Director of Achievement) that there was a growing demand for help and support with mental health issues in the County. This was outweighing the support readily available, so SRPA decided to do something about it. Eventually, help came from the Bromhead Medical Charity who agreed to pilot a programme with SRPA, which is unique in its intent to implement mental health care and support to have a positive impact in the community.
We aim to give the people in our community the knowledge to help prevent mental health issues and the resources to feel happy and healthy.
If you have any questions, would like to know more or would like to become involved with our programme or support us, please contact Greg Kirk on the details above.
Director of Achievement
Project Manager for RP-HUB
Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
Moor Lane, North Hykeham
To get the app on your phones and tablets, download the ‘Piota Deeper Engagement’ in either the Apple or Android app stores or by clicking one of these links below, then search for Talking Men in the search box.