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2023 GSK IMPACT Awards: The Cellar Trust

The Cellar Trust supports people struggling with their mental health to live positively and independently, delivering services across Bradford and the surrounding areas. It provides crisis support, pathways to employment and training. Its pioneering ‘peer support’ programme is recognised as best practice in mental health. Partnership working is embedded in its work, with services delivered with statutory or community organisations, further expanding its reach and impact.

Judges’ comments

The Cellar Trust has grown quickly to develop a wide range of services supporting people with persistent or severe mental health issues in an area where people are experiencing many challenges. In the process it has created a sector-leading model of peer support and has influenced improvements in local and national mental health services. Its one team approach to working with a variety of voluntary sector partners has enabled the charity to help reduce demand on local health services and led to significant improvements in people’s mental wellbeing.


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