A NORTH Herefordshire charity has been highlighted by Public Health England for being a good example of an organisation to help with mental health diagnoses.

A new campaign launched by the government body this week is encouraging everyone to think about their mental health as much as their physical health.

The Cart Shed, which has a farm in Norton Canon and a wood in Almeley, provides tailored support to people with poor mental health.

CEO Katie Eastaugh said the recognition shows The Cart Shed is the type of organisation Public Health England want to work with as part of the Every Mind Matters campaign.

“It’s wonderful, the team work very hard to support everyone,” she said.

“The recognition shows we are an organisation Public Health England and the NHS would like to help with their campaign.

“They clearly new a lot about us when they turned up, we work with a wide range of individuals.

“People with mental health diagnoses like schizophrenia and bipolar, to the other end, people who experience a sudden change in life like bereavement or an industrial accident.

“That can be very challenging. If you lost your hand, how would you manage what you’re doing. You can get bogged down in the disaster.”

One of the programmes offered helps employers and their staff, offering support one day a week while the individual carries on working as normal the rest of the time.

The website for the Every Mind Matters campaign crashed after the release of a video featuring the Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex on Monday.

A spokeswoman for Public Health England said they were looking into the problem but thought it could be because of a surge in traffic.