Our impact

Every month at Open Door we shape change through empowerment, culture and opportunity. See each month the impact we’re making across the community.

“If it wasn’t for the Open Door I wouldn’t be alive today. Thank you so much for everything you’ve done for me”. – Bazaar member

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Empowerment

356

Total number of support sessions taken place in August

50%

Average reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression

97%

Of members said we've had a positive impact on their lives

Culture

in collaboration with Conveinence Gallery & Bloom Building

927

Members of the public engaged through Bloom

17

Events across the month

£5,400

Made through culture that goes straight into Open Door

Opportunity

70

Peer mentors helping us to shape change in mental health

20

Members of the public accessing our Shaping Change workshop

99%

Of mentors said their mentoring is a positive experience

Meet the Mentor: Adam

Adam found Open Door a couple of years ago online through do-it.org. He is really interested in psychology and mental health so was really keen to find somewhere to volunteer that combined both of these interests.

“CBT helped me so much in the first few years after my diagnosis, I was already passionate about how much difference it can make to someone’s life”.

Mentoring at Open Door has surpassed Adam’s expectations. Over the last two years, Adam has mentored an incredible 23 members, all of which said that they have benefitted from his support. “Being a mentor feels really satisfying, I feel like the sessions work both ways for mentor and member. As along the way I still see the CBT techniques, whilst helping my member”.