In 2019, the Royal College of Psychiatrists held their RCPsych Awards which celebrates the best individuals and teams in their field. 

The winner of the Service User/Patient Contributor of the Year Award was our founder and friend, John.

John is a Mental Health First Aid trainer who is described as an “..asset to [the Royal College of Psychiatrists] and the NHS“*

Seeing a real need for mental health support in the area, our friend set up The Big Communitea. 

The Big Communitea offers mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline

John has used his experience of life-changing injuries to help support others. With the ability to make a positive impact on a wide range of services, John is nothing short of a role model. He works to support suicide prevention and occasionally speaks about mental health in the House of Commons. It’s no wonder he received this prestigious award. 

The Big Communi-tea continues to grow, thanks to John’s hard work and determination to make it a success. It is safe to say that without his continued motivation and desire to help others, The Big Communi-tea would not be what it is today. 

John, we salute you. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk

*Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2019. “RCPsych Awards 2019”. Link: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/about-us/rcpsych-awards-2020/rcpsych-awards-2019 Accessed: 4th November 2020.