An evening to celebrate 4 years as a social enterprise!
Introducing Compass Wellbeing
On 4th May 2017, our staff hosted an evening to showcase our work with our clients and describe our innovative approach to service delivery.
The event was held at Rich Mix, East London’s independent arts centre in Shoreditch and another social enterprise company aiming to unite the community through art, performance, music and culture.
Children from Roman Road Adventure Playground, a centre in Tower Hamlets working to engage young children and unite communities through activities and play, started things off with some fabulous singing.
Local Bethnal Green Councillor, Amy Whitelock- Gibbs and guest speaker, Rt. Hon. Stephen Dorrell, Chair of NHS Confederation, both spoke highly of the services delivered by Compass Wellbeing and the hard work being done to improve the lives of the local community. They praised the service’s innovation, recognising it as a company who are ‘breaking all the rules’ and working to transform the way mental health care is provided.
A video interview was shown featuring Sir Sam Everington OBE, Chair of NHS Tower Hamlets CCG, who shed light on Compass Wellbeing’s impressive journey as well as his own personal and professional experiences of working within the healthcare service.
Members of the Compass Wellbeing Executive Board spoke about how we are an effective listening organisation, offering new perspectives on mental health and wellbeing and highlighted the hard work that has gone into making Compass Wellbeing the success it is today.
Having been awarded several healthcare contracts and continuously expanding its' potential, Compass Wellbeing is making strides towards transforming the way in which mental health and wellbeing support is delivered.
In her opening remarks, CEO Lucy Marks talked about how effective relationships are at the heart of all change and the strides we have made to develop strong relationships with our services users, partners and stakeholders over many years. She thanked them, the team of dedicated staff members and ultimately the community and clients for their on-going hard work and support.
Ultimately what really matters is the experience of our service users. The audience heard positive testimonials from clients who have accessed the Family Nurse Partnership and Talking Therapies services. They described the transformation and progression of their lives and spoke of their new found optimism for the future thanks to Compass Wellbeing. Staff across ll services within the company also spoke about their journey within the company, highlighting the fact that Compass Wellbeing is a great place to develop as a staff member as well as a client.