Managed Care Network

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The Managed Care Network is an alliance of groups and organisations that provide a range of activities and services to give people support, structure and choice in their lives, and help maintain their wellbeing in the community. Activities include peer to peer support, sporting and other outdoor activities, creative art sessions, learning different skills, developing coping strategies, meeting new people and taking on challenges.

Collectively, these projects aim to support people to live independently in their local communities, reduce social isolation, and build stronger connections and networks with local people. Working in partnership, the Mental Health Promotion Fund is provided by Lincolnshire County Council and is managed by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT).

Wave 10 Managed Care Network groups and projects

Organisation: Abbey Access Centre Ltd (Trading as Abbey Access Training)
Project name: Get out of the house

The purpose of the project is to engage with individuals across Lincoln City who are isolated,
depressed and have mental health difficulties.

The project will offer three elements:

  • Weekly 2-hour coffee mornings to engage those suffering with mental health, anxiety and depression and bring them together for a natter
  • 2-3 hour craft/learning sessions
  • Group counselling/therapy sessions for those post counselling.


Contact: Contact the team
Tel: 01522 801556
Facebook: @abbeyaccess
Twitter: @AbbeyAccessT
Days: Once a week - day to be confirmed
Area covered: Lincoln City

Organisation: Active Arena Lincoln
Project: Dads and Lads

Let’s team up, tackle and talk together! A project to help men talk about their mental health in a safe and friendly environment. We provide a game of football to build new connections as part of a team and a space to talk afterwards.


Contact: Daniel Hone
Tel: 01522 701715
Days: Fridays 6-7pm
Facebook: @activearenalincoln
Instagram: @activearenalincoln
Area covered: Lincoln

Organisation: Active Lincolnshire
Project: Think Active Support Groups

A network of peer support groups across Lincolnshire, providing opportunities to be active led by trained and knowledgeable ambassadors supporting mental and physical wellbeing. Activities will be appropriate for
the individuals and based around running, walking, exercising and cycling, as well as peer to peer support through social interaction and wellbeing conversations.


Contact: Donna Sutton
Tel: 07903 266040
Facebook: @activelincs
Twitter: @ActiveLincs
Instagram: @activelincs
Days: Contact the team for more details

Organisation: Acts Trust
Project: Slow Bikers Club

The slow bikers club is for anyone who would enjoy taking part in a group bike ride at a leisurely pace, with good company and plenty of breaks for chatting and having refreshments. One-to-one bike rides can
also be enjoyed depending on latest social restrictions.


Contact: Bethan Lloyd
Tel: 01522 542166
Facebook: @RestoreLincolnUK
Instagram: @actstrustlincoln
Days: Various, mid-week
Area covered: Lincoln

Organisation: Acts Trust
Project: WRAP Course

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan Course helps you to learn and develop tools to help you recover from periods of stress and anxiety, recognise triggers and take steps to plan for the future. Then when challenges
surface, you feel well equipped to deal with them.


Contact: Bethan Lloyd
Tel: 01522 542166
Facebook: @RestoreLincolnUK
Instagram: @actstrustlincoln
Days: Fridays
Area covered: Lincoln

Organisation: Adults Supporting Adults
Project: Lincolnshire Volunteer Support Network

Lincolnshire Volunteer Support Network help to reduce the isolation of vulnerable people, many of whom may not be eligible for statutory services. We provide regular emotional support and wellbeing telephone calls from one of our trained volunteers.


Contact: Stephen Johnson
Tel: 01529 416270
Days: 7 days a week
Area covered: Lincolnshire

Organisation: Art Pop-Up
Project: Stamford Connections

The project will reduce social isolation through asset-based community development. We work with community partners and volunteers, looking at how connections are made and maintained locally and how we can make them wider reaching, resilient and sustainable. We’ll create a platform to tell these stories and talk about opportunities to get involved and to make connections. We welcome volunteers and everyone who would like to get involved.


Contact: Sam Roddan
Facebook: @ArtPopUpUK
Instagram: @ArtPopUpUK
Days: Please email the project team for more information.
Area covered: Stamford and surrounding areas.

Organisation: Bridge Church Lincoln
Project: Bridge the Gap - helping people to connect

Bridge Central is a newly developed wellbeing space that offers opportunities to connect
with others from the local community, meet with local healthcare professionals, learn new skills through cooking and art, and most importantly, make new friends. The drop in space will be open to the whole community, and the cooking/art sessions will be free of charge and available through booking.


Contact: Sian Wade
Tel: 01522 530730
Days: Monday - Friday, times vary. Contact us for more information.
Area covered: Lincoln

Organisation: Carers First
Project: Caring for Carers

Carers First provide unpaid carers with personalised wellbeing resource packs and a combination of individual and family activity vouchers for local activities. Transport can also be provided for those in need. The project will boost the mental health of carers during the pandemic by making them feel more valued,
recognised, and supported. This project provides valuable respite from their caring responsibilities.


Contact: Karen Johnson
Tel: 07702 882658 / 0300 303 1555
Facebook: @CarersFirst
Twitter: @Carers_FIRST
Instagram: @carersfirst
Days: Throughout the year to suit the needs of carers and subject to venue availability.
Area covered: Lincolnshire

Organisation: Centrepoint Outreach
Project: Boston Rough Sleeping Community Project

The Boston Rough Sleeping Community Project provides opportunities for those rough sleeping, recently accommodated and at risk of homelessness, to engage with their community. We offer cooking, art, and social skill development activities as a gateway to mainstream resources, promoting meaningful use of time, personal growth and skill development - the first steps to a better and brighter future.


Contact: Centrepoint Outreach
Tel: 01205 360900
Facebook: @centrepoint.outreach
Twitter: @CPOCEO
Instagram: @centrepointoutreach
Days: Monday to Friday. Times and venue may vary so please contact Centrepoint Outreach for further details.
Area covered: Boston

Organisation: Darkside Rising CIC
Project: Strength in Cancer

The Strength in Cancer Project is a 26 week programme dedicated to improving the mental health of female cancer survivors, during and post treatment. It will provide adapted, weekly semi-private strength
training and mindfulness, tailored to suit each individual and led by a specialist Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation Exercise instructor.


Contact: Shantelle Svarc
Contact via email or Facebook is preferred
Facebook: @DarksideRisingCIC
Days: Daytime and weekends
Area covered: Lincoln and surrounding areas

Organisation: Desire Change CIC
Project: Black Barn Rural Enterprise

A project to support and skill those with lived experience of mental health, carers and family members, to support the community by providing a rural farm shop with handmade and locally grown products and
produce. We offer opportunities to volunteer, gain work experience and undertake qualifications and training - based on a rural community farm.


Contact: Angie Beal
Tel: 01790 616102 or 07825 475693
Facebook: @blackbarnbolingbroke
Days: Flexible
Area covered: Lincolnshire - Based in Old Bolingbroke, East Lindsey

Organisation: Every-One
Project: Circles of Support

Struggling to move forward? Our trained facilitators provide focused support and work one-to-one with people to help them to achieve a goal they want to reach or with a problem which they are struggling to solve in their lives. Circles of Support uses questioning techniques, involving family, friends and the local community to support people to achieve their goals.


Contact: Selena Stewart
Tel: 07876 123037
Facebook: @EveryOneUK
Twitter: @Carers_FIRST
Area covered: Anyone in Lincolnshire

Organisation: Gainsborough Trinity Foundation
Project: West Lindsey Health & Well-Being

We provide a range of physical intervention sessions which are offered to small groups and/or on a one-to-one basis. Sessions will be held three times a week, offering a range of sports. In addition to the physical sessions, we work to ensure participants understand the benefits of the activity on their mental health and gain an understanding of the importance of healthy eating.


Contact: Damon Parkinson
Tel: 07342 881774
Facebook: @gainsboroughtrinityfoundation
Twitter: @GTFCFoundation
Days: Please contact us for more information
Area covered: West Lindsey

Organisation: Gobstyks Gaming Club
Project: Gainsborough Vikings Gaming Club

Gobstyks is a club for tabletop and role-play fantasygaming, engaging in games including Warhammer,
Dungeons and Dragons, Warmachine and many others. We provide an opportunity for likeminded hobbyists to game, take part in local competitions, and develop lasting friendships in a friendly and
welcoming environment. This project aims to create a club in Gainsborough with it’s own identity, so that new members can take ownership and help grow the community in the area.


Contact: Alister Williams
Facebook: @Gobstyks
Twitter: @Gobstyks
Instagram: @Gobstyks
Days: Gobstyks - Thursdays 6pm to 10pm, Gainsborough - Sundays 1pm to 5pm
Area covered: Lincolnshire

Organisation: Headway Lincolnshire
Project: Together From Home

Together From Home aims to bring together brain injury survivors and carers online, to help improve mental and physical wellbeing. We organise online activities and workshops each week including mindfulness, Art Therapy, Laughter Therapy and craft activities.


Contact: Ann-Marie Smith
Tel: 07546 592526
Facebook: @headwaylincolnshire
Twitter: @HeadwayLincs
Days: Thursdays
Area covered: Lincolnshire

Organisation: Hill Holt Wood
Project: Seasonal Cycles

Encouraging the community to explore the wonders of our natural world by surveying the flora/fauna of our beautiful ancient woodland through the seasons. Spending time in nature is proven to improve mental health and wellbeing, and our project gives participants the additional bonus of learning about species,  biodiversity and the natural cycles of our planet along the way.


Contact: Oliver Woodman
Tel: 01636 892836
Facebook: @hillholt
Twitter: @hillholtwood
Instagram: @hillholtwood
Days: Sessions run from 11am-2pm on the first and third Monday of every month, excluding bank holidays and public holidays.
Area covered: Lincoln

Organisation: Hope Meadows Equine Assisted Recovery CIC
Project: Mental Wellbeing Through COVID-19

This project intends to support the mental health of the local community by offering experiential sessions for children and adults. By interacting with our small herd of horses, clients are supported to develop self-awareness and explore new ways of managing their mental health.


Contact: Thomas Yard
Tel: 07768 858984
Facebook: @hopemeadowsequine
Instagram: @hopemeadowsequine
Days: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays
Area covered: Based in South Hykeham and open to anyone in the local community.

Organisation: Inspired Equine Assisted Learning CIC
Project: Using equine work-experience and EAL to improve physical and mental wellbeing

Clients and their carers can undertake a variety of enjoyable activities and exercises with our horses, enabling them to learn new skills as they develop partnerships with the horses and others based on trust and mutual respect. Activities do not involve riding and no prior experience with horses is required.


Contact: Mike Burrow
Tel: 07729 909186
Facebook: @IdEALCIC
Twitter: @InspiredEAL
Instagram: @inspired_eal_cic
Days: Open Tuesday to Saturday - booking required
Area covered: South Lincolnshire

Organisation: Lincoln Community Development Worker Project
Project: The Feelgood Project

We offer a three-month rolling programme that provides person centred one-to-one, group and peer mentoring sessions. These enable individuals to develop a wellness toolkit to overcome personal barriers and sustain recovery. Sessions are based around mindfulness practice including meditation, mindful walking and movement, EFT tapping, art sessions, and healthy eating.


Contact: Stuart Couling
Tel: 07944 431776
Facebook: @developmentplus
Twitter: @developmentplus
Days: Contact the organisation for more details.
Area covered: Sleaford and Grantham

Organisation: Lincolnshire ADHD Support Services
Project: Checking in with Lincs ADHD

Guided weekly drop-in support for adults who have ADHD or those who are supporting someone who has ADHD. Our weekly ‘checkin’ will support you with strategies to work/ parent during pandemic restrictions. This can reduce stress, anxiety and loneliness, and increase mental wellbeing, motivation and peer connections.


Contact: Sharon O’Dell
Tel: 07483 166042
Facebook: @lincoln.adhd
Twitter: @LincolnADHD
Instagram: @lincolnshireadhd
Days: Thursdays 1pm to 3pm

Organisation: Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning
Project: Make, Do & Grow

Using craft, cooking and growing plants, our project delivers a free activity box to your door (every month for twelve months). Activities include growing kits for growing plants for food, recipes and ingredients that will use these plants in your cooking, and craft kits that will teach new skills and help you to create useful things for your home.


Contact: Ashley Butterfield
Tel: 07864 967057
Facebook: @LincolnshireOutdoorLearning
Twitter: @OutsideLearning
Days: Contact the team for more details
Area covered: Lincolnshire

Organisation: Mint Lane Cafe
Project: Friendship Through Food - Expansion

Mint Lane Cafe take retail surplus and food that would otherwise go to waste and turn it into nutritious healthy meals at only £3 for three courses! We also have a Thrifty Shop where we sell food at less than 30% of the regular retail price. We fight against food poverty and social isolation. Join us for Friendship Through Food.


Contact: Alexandra Crow
Facebook: @mintlanecafe
Days: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am - 2:30pm
Food is served between 12pm - 2pm
Area covered: Lincoln City Centre

Organisation: New Life Church/New Life Centre Spilsby
Project: Community Lounge

This weekly project provides signposting and support to other services in the area. We offer a safe place where someone can come for a chat, grab a coffee, and access computers with internet for free. Individuals also have access to a range of art and craft materials, and there is scope for service users to gain training and work alongside staff as a peer worker, who in turn, will be able to support others with their own mental health and wellbeing.


Contact: Sally Osmond and David Bruce
Tel: 01790 754092
Facebook: @newlifespilsby
Days: Wednesday 12pm - 3pm
Area covered: Spilsby and District

Organisation: Sage Gardener CIC
Project: Nature’s Pathways

Nature’s Pathways uses nature and the outdoors as an inspirational guide to improving physical and mental health. By using and observing nature in a variety of different ways and linking with plants, trees, wildlife and birds, you will explore how you can work together to develop roots and branches as solutions to enhance your wellbeing and build a healthier you.


Contact: Jane Newman
Tel: 07707 325016
Facebook: @sagegardenercic
Twitter: @sagegardeneagle
Instagram: @sage_gardener
Days: A specific programme will be published to include volunteering days, wellbeing workshops and other activities including events. Contact the organisation for more details.
Area covered: West Lincolnshire

Organisation: Seagull Recycling Ltd
Project: Living Library 365 Project

The Living-Library-365 Project will offer clients the opportunity to interact with the wealth of natural spaces, activities, resources and small animal experiences available around the Eco Centre. It will help to reduce isolation and loneliness, and increase your sense of wellbeing, independence, self-reliance and confidence. We offer opportunities to socialise through a help network in an informal and relaxed forest space.


Contact: Paul Charles
Tel: 07709 866614
Facebook: @thecoastal.ecocentre
Twitter: @ecocentrepaul OR @ecowellness1
Instagram: @paulecocentre
Days: Throughout the week at times to suit the individual or group. Sessions run mainly during normal office hours Monday - Friday 9am to 3pm, but evening and weekend sessions can be arranged depending on the needs of the clients.
Area covered: Primarily Skegness and East Lindsey but countywide coverage is available.

Organisation: Stepping Stone Theatre for Mental Health
Project: The Lockdown Legacy

During the lockdown, we have been broadcasting on Facebook and on our show, we talk about all things mental health. Viewers can participate through a live feed. We also offer an online creative writing workshop. “Scribblers” write testimonial stories which are published in a quarterly booklet. We also create two podcasts where participants tell their stories in the hope that they will inspire others.


Contact: Bill Rodgers
Tel: 01427 628888
Facebook: @steppingstonetheatreformentalhealth
Twitter: @SstoneTheatre
Days: 7 days a week
Area covered: We are based in Gainsborough but as we are online, we are now accessible anywhere.

Organisation: Sutton St James Baptist Church
Project: Renew SSJ

You can be sure of a warm welcome at Renew SSJ. Our simple café style space is part of the Renew Wellbeing network of ‘quiet shared spaces where it is okay not to be okay’. Enjoy sharing hobbies and activities, relax in the peace of our quiet room or just sit and ‘be’ – all over a cuppa!


Contact: Sue Hensby
Tel: 07501 123183
Days: Weekdays (excluding bank holidays) between 10am - 12noon. This is all subject to current Government COVID-19 guidelines. Some activities will be offered via Zoom if we are unable to meet in person. Please contact the organiser for more details
Area covered: If you can get to us in Spalding, you are very welcome.

Organisation: The Askefield Project Ltd
Project: Challenge Askefield!

Challenge Askefield! is an opportunity for you to try new things, things you never even thought you would have an opportunity to do. We will run a day of challenges which include a range of craft and farm experiences, and mystery challenges! If it is not your thing, you can drink coffee and watch.


Contact: Hannah Blevins
Tel: 07754 232873
Facebook: @TheAskefieldProject
Twitter: @askefield
Instagram: @theaskefieldproject
Days: Thursdays from 6 May 2021 -16 December 2021 (excluding 12 August 2021) 10am-1pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm (but you can stay all day - bring lunch).
Area covered: Anyone who can get to the farm in Friskney.

Organisation: The Storehouse Church Skegness
Project: Restore Wellness

We offer a café style project with peer to peer support, signposting to professional services, sessions of encouragement, and self worth workshops. Access to computers will support online training, CV writing and helping individuals to return to work. This is a relaxed environment to come and talk over a coffee, crafts or games.


Contact: David Bruce
Tel: 01754 763362
Facebook: @restorewellnessskegness
Days: Mondays 12-3pm
Area covered: Skegness and the surrounding villages

Organisation: Tonic Health and Transported Arts
Project: Tonic Taster Arts

We work towards combatting rural isolation through a programme of accessible “taster” art sessions that bring people together. You can try a range of techniques and learn new skills before going on to create a piece that can be shared with the wider community, boosting self-esteem. The project will also be an opportunity for social interaction and networking.


Contact: Nick Jones
Tel: 07947 157765
Facebook: @TonicHealthSpalding
Days: Please contact the team for more information.
Area covered: South Holland - Spalding and Surfleet.

Useful contacts

Managed Care Network Team

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Unit 9, The Point
Lions Ways
NG34 8GG

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