CAPITAL Project Trust

CAPITAL Project Trust

At a glance

Causes

  • Mental health

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

CAPITAL Project Trust was founded in 1997 to support people with lived experience of mental health distress at a time when people had no voice. It has become the independent representation of the lived experience community in West Sussex, delivering peer support in hospital and other settings, as well as local group activities and training. Additionally, CAPITAL has been at the forefront of collaborations with other organisations in the field, setting up co-production projects, a lived experience network, and the Pathfinder Sussex service which signposts people to the right service for them.
Since our inception, we have supported many thousands of people to improve their mental health through peer support. Everyone involved at CAPITAL from the top down has experience of mental health issues, and is passionate about improving the lives of and services for those who have similar challenges.
Our aim is to ensure that the lived experience of those with mental health challenges is heard and reflected throughout service development and delivery, and that sufferers

Activities

Alongside delivering community based social activities (including art, craft, writing, day trips and walking/talking sessions), weekly support hub meetings in key locations across the county and other activities including a Level 4 training programme for training members to become peer supporters; we offer peer support, art and other activities to mental health inpatients in three hospitals across West Sussex at a time when they are in mental health crisis and at their most vulnerable.

Additionally, CAPITAL brings members together on a regular basis to consider the support they require which is then fed back to NHS and other providers.

Current opportunities

We're a small mental health charity that promotes lived experience and promotion