Gosport Schools Hub - Supporting Community Mental Health

Beneficiary, Grants
9 February 2022

During Children's Mental Health Week, the RNRMC are pleased to share details of a new initiative that aims to support the wellbeing of Royal Navy Families in the Gosport area.

Commander Pascal Patterson recently visited the Gosport Community Hub to meet the team there and learn how his fundraising, with Stars and Spokes, will support family mental health.

The Service Children & Families Team at the Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust have been working together for the past two years to offer a model of intervention to ensure that all Service Children and their families are provided with an environment where they can access the relevant resources to ensure that their specific needs that relate to being a service family are met.

The Gosport Community Hub has been made possible thanks to over £60,000 of RNRMC funding, and sets out to be a purpose built space to meet the needs of the Service Community and support the wellbeing of Royal Navy families in the Gosport area. The hub will include a kitchenette, meeting rooms, IT facilities, and open community space. The hub is to be located on the Brune Park site and would be fully accessible to all families across the collaboration of schools in the Multi Academy Trust. The Gosport Community Hub is due to open in spring 2022.

Chris Willis, Executive Headteacher at the Gosport and Fareham Multi Academy Trust, has recently won the title of Income Innovator of the Year at the National School Awards due to his work towards this project.

The Stars and Spokes team consists of Pascal and Dan, Royal Navy officers, who are cycling unsupported across the USA in July 2022 raising funds and awareness for the RNRMC, aiding projects that support mental health in the Royal Navy Community. Find out more and donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/starsandspokes

Watch the video below to learn more about the Gosport Community Hub and Stars and Spokes fundraising: