Welcome to Headlight Charity

We like to go a little bit further in our support of patients, carers and our staff.  

Headlight Charity is the official Charitable Funds (charity) of Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust.

Charitable donations provide the support for the extra things that aren’t possible from the funding we receive from government. They help to fund a variety of projects across the Trust, like improving patient environments, gardening and nature, staff wellbeing projects, or equipment to help patient care and recovery.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we can make life better for our patients, carers and staff.

Our charitable model is to raise money to fund worthwhile projects within AWP, and staff can apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. Please contact us to find out more about how to apply.

During the COVID pandemic, the majority of our funding came from the NHS Charities Together grants. The huge support from national fundraising efforts, including Captain Sir Tom Moore’s sponsored walk, helped fund some fantastic wellbeing projects to support staff and service users across the Trust. 

Staff chill out rooms 

Our staff chill out areas across the Trust have been improved thanks to funding. These rooms now benefit from various items to boost the specific wellbeing needs of staff, including comfortable seating and coffee machines.

Gym equipment 

Funding has helped provide new gym equipment for different sites across the Trust. Case studies have shown us that physical and mental wellbeing can be greatly improved when staff have access to gym equipment, and regular exercise helps to reduce stress, anxiety and improve self-esteem. The equipment provides a focus, structure and goal to exercise, as well as increasing enjoyment and motivation. 

Christmas cheer 

Funds have helped Headlight provide extra festive sparkle to brighten the Christmas period for inpatients of the Trust. For example, service users at one of our hospitals have benefited from small gifts, festive food treats and décor thanks to funding. 

Amblescroft South Gardening Project 

Amblescroft South has been supporting more patients with functional illness, such as depression and psychosis. We recognise the benefits of nature for service users, which is why we have used funding to create a walled garden adjoining the main lounge area.  

‘Headlight’ means Headlight Mental Health Charity, registered charity number 1056576 in England and Wales, previously known as Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust Charitable Fund. Our registered offices are based at AWP Mental Health NHS Trust, Bath NHS House, Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3QE. 

Contact us

If you have a question, fundraising idea, or if you just want to say hi, we'd love to hear from you. 

Write to us at: 

Headlight, Bath NHS House, Newbridge Hill, Bath, BA1 3QE 

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