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£839raised of £10,000 target by 38 supporters

    Weʼve raised £839 to help keep MHAGS ( Mental Health Action Group Sheffield's ) Drop-in Centre running open for another year.

    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 5th October 2017

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    Cuts in council funding mean the MHAGS centre in Sheffield currently used by many people with mental health problems will be forced to close in four months time.

    It's the only such centre of its kind in the whole City.

    MHAGS is a user-led & run organisation for those who suffer or have suffered from a mental illness. MHAGS offers a safe space in Sheffield for people to meet others for support, take part in activities, be in a secure social setting and make new friends.

    Activities include:

    Arts and Crafts
    Table Tennis
    Days out
    Basic computer lessons
    Computeres with internet access
    Also available is an open lounge with tea and coffee making facilities and a kitchen with discounted meals open Mon-Fri 12.00-2.00.

    MHAGS also provides information on mental health services, welfare benefits or other voluntary mental health organisations. The service is open to people over 18 years old living in Sheffield.

    Opening Times: Monday - Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm

    Please help to save this unique and vital service for users



    • Andy Kershaw1 year ago
      Andy Kershaw

      Andy Kershaw

      1 year ago

      Thanks to everyone who has donated so far but we desperately need more help and ideas if we are to save this centre. If you or anyone you know has suffered mental ill-health as I have, you'll know how much these places mean to the users. Not only that, it belies the council and Government rhetoric that service user are listened to and their view counts, which is shallow and meaningless nonsense. We have a system which is so obsessed with key performance indicators, routes of progression, milestones to achievement and all of the other twaddle !

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    • Andy Kershaw1 year ago
      Andy Kershaw

      Andy Kershaw

      1 year ago

      Hi Please look out for MHAGS supporters at Sheffield Pride 2017 this weekend we share a common aim to fight against prejudice, injustice and intolerance and to ensure that everyone gets access to the services and support they need. Many thanks for your support thus far. Say Hi to the MHAGS team at Pride Sheffield.

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    • Andy Kershaw2 years ago
      Andy Kershaw

      Andy Kershaw

      2 years ago

      Dear friends, MHAGS is holding 25th Anniversary event 10.00 am on Saturday 5th of August, at Sheffield Works Dept Sports & Social Club, Heeley Bank Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S2 3GG . Please come along to support this event and stalls (tables) will be free for all Trade Unions & Community Associations. There will be a pint or two downed to celebrate and keep the fight going to keep this wonderful centre going. There will also be updates on support and funding received so far If you can't attend please circulate this appeal far and wide

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/15/2017 13.02



    • lauren lewis

      lauren lewis

      Sep 15, 2017

    • shaun meakin

      shaun meakin

      Aug 30, 2017

      A great cause and wishing you all every success.


    • Mike Jackson

      Mike Jackson

      Aug 23, 2017

      Good luck with the fundraiser.


    • David Lewis

      David Lewis

      Aug 18, 2017

      I really hope that you reach your target and I know that the services you provide in Sheffield are vital. I am making this donation on behalf of Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners (see the film Pride)


    • Rachel


      Aug 5, 2017

      MHAGS has helped me. I love MHAGs!


    • Tim Jones (Founder)

      Tim Jones (Founder)

      Aug 5, 2017

      Solidarity and unity


    • Steve


      Aug 5, 2017

      21 years of service saved my life


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    Andy Kershaw

    Andy Kershaw

    Sheffield, United Kingdom

    I'm a supporter of the great work done by MHAGS in supporting & advising people with mental health problems and providing them with a safe space in the City to meet with others with similar problems. It is run entirely by volunteers and service users and is a lovely environment

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