What does the MHM foundation aim to do:
- Promote a greater awareness of Mental Health.
- Break down social isolation for those experiencing mental health issues.
- Help people identify future purpose and equip them with a tool kit to develop. great wellbeing.
- Create a vibrant network of volunteers running events throughout the year.
- Support people in crisis and signpost them into appropriate support.
The Mental Health Motorbike is a new mental health support service which has 6 key objectives aimed the biking community. Our aim is to review the service after 12 months and then setup a charity in 2021. We believe this is the first project of its kind targetting the biker community directly.
Below is a overview of our objectives outlining what we aim to achieve after launching the scheme in March 2020.
To have high quality materials and resources available to support any riders we meet whilst out on the road with the bike, this will be based on recommendations from Mental Health First Aid England.
To run a series of targeted promotion sessions and events held a various locations which creates a greater awareness of mental health issues.
To be available to bikers needing support at a number of targeted bike meetings, clubs and shops throughout the year. Materials and resources will be on hand to support the biker community.
To work in partnership with other mental health organisations and offer outreach services into the workplace to talk to staff and employees working within the motorbike industry.
To work with the motorbike industry and motorbike clubs to get more staff and volunteers trained as mental health first aider’s through a Mental Health Motorbike membership scheme.
To set up the Mental Health Motorbike Foundation which creates life changing opportunities for those revovering from mental health issues.