Shropshire Mental Health Support


It's imperative that we input new strategies to combat mental health and suicide prevention in Shropshire. We need to reach people before they get to their lowest point and make sure they have access to services if they need them.
raised of £90,000 target
by 63 supporters
RCN 1003117

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The Shropshire Mental Health Support charity aims to empower individuals facing mental health challenges. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness, and promote understanding of mental ill-health in Shropshire. Their main objective is to ensure that people in need of support are heard and provided with the necessary help.

The charity has been operating a well-being vehicle for the past 18 months which has helped over 1500 people during that period. The vehicle has been a critical lifeline for people suffering from poor mental health, emotional distress, or at a crisis point. With an increasing number of people requiring support, the charity is committed to offering direct assistance to those in rural areas who may not have access to other services.

The charity's current vehicle is becoming unreliable, spending much time in the garage, and is no longer fit for purpose. Therefore, they plan to acquire a new vehicle that will provide critical support across the county for the next 10 years. The new vehicle will also be used to provide awareness and information to schools, where many children struggle with their mental health.

During the past 12 months, the Shropshire MHS charity has supported over 12,000 people with their mental health needs, which equates to over 1,000 individuals every month. This number is growing year on year, and the charity is proud to have averted over 700 potential suicides every year, saving invaluable lives, each with purpose and meaning.

The charity believes that people with mental health support needs should not be expected to travel across the county, given the poor public transport infrastructure in the area. Therefore, the well-being vehicle is an essential service that brings help and support to those in need. The vehicle links into the charity's other services, such as its award-winning Shropshire Sanctuary, round-the-clock telephone support service, and outreach programs.

About the charity

Shropshire Mental Health Support is a local charity that is dedicated to the provision of mental health support to all members of the public. The charity is open 24 hours a day, supporting all levels of mental health needs, from information, support and crisis.

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