#StrongWords on Anxiety

I’m Amy, I love art and crafts and culture and seeing the beautiful world. I suffer from anxiety and depression. I’ve really managed to overcome it lately and am really happy about that. About me – I live in Winsford, Cheshire, born in Leicester. Moved here about 8 years ago. My life at the moment […]

#StrongWords – Dave Sheekey

I am Dave Sheekey, I have diagnosed bipolar disorder. I am trained as social worker, have taught English in Thailand. I have family in Uganda, where I have also worked. Currently I’m back in Chester, where I volunteer at the Spider Project, no.71, Newtown Crisis Café, and the ShareShop. Importantly, I am also a passionate […]


We’re into the 7th month of 2021! It feels like it has flown by, but this month we have another theme to help us stay present in these overwhelming times. In July we are turning the focus to the #Connect and #Learn sections of the Five Steps to Wellbeing. Both things being heavily linked to […]

Find Your Community

Lockdown has been difficult, especially when it comes to socialising. Even as an adult, it’s difficult to find friends and people to talk to unless you know where to look. So We here at Chapter have compiled a list of groups – online, local, specific or general – for you all to check out! Non-Urgent […]


The Haven – Newsletter – June 2021

Welcome to our fourth newsletter and what a round up of change at the site! Brambles Be Gone Huge thanks to everyone who came down in May and helped to remove the brambles near the main gate. Not an easy task but you just got on with it. Many thanks to Ruth who provided chocolate […]


In the month of June, we here at Chapter focusing on giving. The theme of the month, as you’ll see across social media, is #JustGiveJune. Kindness and giving are hugely important to mental health. A simple act of kindness can do a lot not only for the person on the receiving end of said kindness, […]

Meet Jim, One of Chapter’s Grant Fundraisers!

What inspired you to join Chapter? I was inspired to join Chapter because I wanted to work for an ambitious and forward-thinking mental health charity that has a positive impact on the people it helps and supports. The role also offered me the opportunity to develop and enhance my grant fundraising skills and knowledge, so […]

Homepage of JustGiving with the start fundraising banner at the centre

Just Giving Steps

Fundraising is a great way to show you’re positive about mental health, and most importantly make a BIG difference to local people and causes. So to keep the FUN in fundraising we’ve put together this simple guide to getting your JustGiving page up and running in a jiffy! Leaving you plenty of time to fill […]

Meet Jolene, Chapter’s Operations Manager

What inspired you to join Chapter? How we all look after our mental health in increasingly stressful times is something that I’m really interested in. Whether that’s building strong foundations for resilience in children and young people or working with adults and older people whose well-being has taken a downturn. I’ve worked in local voluntary […]