Summer fair celebrates North Lincolnshire mental health services

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A free family fun day out organised by staff at a local health trust has raised a whopping £1,000 for local mental health initiatives.

The Sandfield House Summer Fair was a celebration of North Lincolnshire’s mental health services, which are run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

Visitors to the event enjoyed an art exhibition, traditional stalls and games with lots of prizes, along with cakes, crafts, plants, live music and refreshments.

Organiser Sue Watson, manager for the RDaSH Options Recovery College said: “This was our third annual event and it was bigger and better than ever!

“We had a fantastic turnout, and I’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who came along to support the event along with all of our stallholders for making it such a success.”

The Options Recovery College runs free educational courses that support people in managing everyday mental health issues, including stress, anxiety, low mood, low self-confidence and sleep problems, as well as offering support in improving overall mental and physical health.

Sue added: “Over 100 people picked up our latest prospectus, which demonstrates the success of the college and the important role it plays in supporting people in the local community.”

RDaSH Chairman Lawson Pater who opened the event said: “I’d like to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved in this event, which was a true celebration of the fantastic services we provide locally.

“There was a real sense of community spirit – with people of all ages coming together to make this a day to remember!”

For more information about the Options Recovery College, please ring (01724) 275959, email, or visit