IN 2020, 2000 PEOPLE

...have been supported by Pentreath towards their vocational goals.

IN 2020, 166 PEOPLE

...have built their confidence and found employment and been successful in getting a job with Pentreath's help.

IN 2020, 286 PEOPLE

...have found the confidence and believed in themselves and started or returned to education and training.


...would recommend Pentreath to their family and friends.

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About Us

About Pentreath

Pentreath is a Cornish charity providing support and guidance to people across the county experiencing and recovering from mental ill health.

We were formed by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly health authority in 1991 as part of the care in the community shake-up which saw the of deinstitutionalisation of mental health care in the UK.  The NHS’s industrial therapy provision in Cornwall was turned into a standalone charity and Pentreath was born, initially continuing to provide training and employment through in house social enterprises including a nursery and wood working workshop for former patients suffering from severe and enduring mental ill health.

From this, we began accessing funding opportunities which enabled us to grow and develop our service and support a wider range of people.  We have continually evolved over the years to suit our client’s needs, however our core aim of promoting good mental health through personal development, education and employment has never changed.

Today, we employ 130 staff who support anyone aged 16 or over, anywhere in Cornwall and the Isles Of Scilly.  We help support people to build and develop their personal skills with the goal of accessing social inclusion, education, further training or employment.

Each year we receive around 2,000 referrals and in order to provide the best support, we offer a variety of projects to our client group.  The funding streams vary but include funding from, but not limited to, the NHS, Public Health, Cornwall Council and Shared Prosperity funding via the UK Government.

Much of our work is done in partnership with other organisations and we currently have staff co-located in all community mental health teams and all jobcentres within Cornwall.  We also have staff co located in some GP surgeries as part of our social prescribing work.

We pride ourselves on delivering 1;1 support to participants and providing a friendly, welcoming service to all those who we support.

We are a values driven organisation who are – approachable, knowledgeable, inspiring and people centred.  It is important to us to demonstrate our values in all that we do and this has enabled us to be a well respected and trusted organisation throughout Cornwall.

If you are looking for support and would like to make a referral please complete a referral form and one of our friendly team will be in touch as soon as possible.

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If you feel that you need to talk to someone urgently then please call the 24/7 Cornwall mental health helpline on 0800 0385 300.  You can call for free, any time of day or night, if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health.  The team behind the 24/7 telephone service will listen to you and determine how best to help. Alternatively, please call the Samaritans on 116 123.

Thank you.