First Step

Project information

The First Step Project supports recovery from mental ill-health by connecting people with; volunteering opportunities, meaningful activities, social opportunities, and other networks in their community, that can be accessed alongside any ongoing medication and therapeutic work.

First Step - ways to keep in touch during lockdown:

First Step is still providing support, information, advice and guidance for people wanting to volunteer or get involved in community activities, for support workers and people wanting to refer to First Step, and for groups and organisations with activities and support to offer to people in the community.

John can offer email, phone and video chat to people.
Email and let me know if you would like a phone chat, or a video chat over Zoom.

Want a video chat and not used Zoom before? It’s really easy, I will talk you through it!

Volunteer Opportunities during lockdown:
In the current situation, most organisations are having to suspend their normal operations, and as a result are not able to work with volunteers in their normal way. However, many are starting to offer alternative ways to support volunteers and keep in touch, some are actively looking for volunteers to help with activities to support people during the crisis, and many are happy to hear from potential volunteers for the (hopefully not too distant) future when the crisis is over.

For updates and information on this, please get in touch on the above email.

Just want to call to find out more..?
You can call CoLab on 01392 202055 Mon-Fri 9am-2pm and speak to someone there.
Tell them you want to hear from John at First Step, and I will be in touch.


Back to projects

Project links:


Contact us


Book a room