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Mindspace Stamford will use funding to extend mental health services

A charity that focusses on mental health will be able to expand further thanks to a £108,000 grant.

MindSpace Stamford will use the bumper investment from the Community Fund over three years to provide a day time community café, listening service, extended recovery college courses and day trips in a community.

The funding also secured a project manager for the charity for the next three years.

MindSpace Stamford celebrate the Community Fund grant (7972136)
MindSpace Stamford celebrate the Community Fund grant (7972136)

Dr Dan Petrie, founder of MindSpace Stamford, said: “Part of the Community Fund secured a project manager for three years, enabling the charity to develop a comprehensive induction and operational plan focussing on our strategic objectives as a charity.

“The project manager is also developing a suite of training models to increase skills and knowledge of wellbeing within our local community via schools, businesses, the local community and volunteers.

“By upskilling people in the ways we interact day to day, we hope to create a more empathic community that can better support loved ones, friends, colleagues and neighbours, therefore decreasing the burden of loneliness, social isolation and mental ill health.”

MindSpace currently provides walks, cafés, yoga, boxing, art therapy, cinema and more; aiming to create a week round offer of activities which enable everyone to flourish.

Helen Howe, chairman of trustees at MindSpace Stamford, said: “The Community Fund is enabling the organisation to form strong foundations for long term sustainability and to enable us as trustees to deliver key projects which will make a positive difference to the community and enable it to flourish.

“We would like to thank Heidi Hexeltine from the Community Fund for all her support to MindSpace Stamford and guiding us through the new Community Fund process to a achieve a positive result.”

MindSpace Stamford are now looking to work with local businesses to upskill employees using researched-based training models.

The charity is also on the lookout for a marketing professional to assist them with publicity.

If you want to help out, call 01780 437330 or email info@mindspacestamford.com

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