RP-HUB

 

What is the RP HUB?

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.

What do we do?

We provide professional services to people suffering with mental health issues, which could include:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Depression
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Drugs – recreational drugs & alcohol
  • Loneliness
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Paranoia
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Postnatal depression & perinatal mental health
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress
  • Suicidal feelings

How does it work?

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.

What have we been achieving?

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.

Who are some of the people that have helped us?

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:

  • APSS
  • Allen Signs
  • Build Base Lincoln
  • Burley and Elsom
  • Crown Paint
  • Freedom
  • Garden Tea Rooms, Moor Lane
  • Lincoln Tea and Coffee
  • Luxlite Lighting
  • M Gladwin
  • Nigel Smith Plumbing
  • North Hykeham DIY
  • Rick Reynolds Plumbing
  • SRP Hire
  • Todd’s Group
  • VIC Hire
  • Special thanks to Ben Adams and Stacey Smith for their vital contributions in orchestrating this amazing effort from the community – Thank You everyone!

Why are we doing this?

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.

 

Contact

Greg Kirk
Director of Achievement
Project Manager for RP-HUB

Sir Robert Pattinson Academy
Moor Lane, North Hykeham
LN6 9AF

01522882020
GKirk@SRPA.co.uk

Other Links

The Lincolnite articles

September 2018 – Part 1

February 2019 – Part 2

Talking Men App 

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.

iTunes Store

Google Play Store

Shout – for support in crisis

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.

It’s a place to go if adults are struggling to cope and need immediate help.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who take people from crisis to calm every single day.

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