Local mental health charity ‘Second Thoughts East Yorkshire’ is launching an exciting new project in January 2018, ‘STEY on the Move’
Thanks to a generous grant from The Clothworkers’ Foundation, the charity now has a minibus which we will use to support people who are struggling to manage anxiety, depression and other mental health problems and who are socially isolated.
Working in partnership with other local charities such as Recycling Unlimited, we will provide door to door transport for people to get to activities such as the woodworking project which Recycling Unlimited runs in Hull. Many of the people we support live in villages and have problems with transport, so this will be a great asset for them to access. All of this at no cost to individuals.
To launch the project, STEY has organised a fundraiser and project launch event at The springhead Pub in Hull on Friday 19th January 2018. We have three great acts performing for us, The Jackdaws, Jessie Stride and Sam Dawson. As well as the entertainment, there are great raffle prizes too!
The charity was formed in May 2015 and began operating in August that year. In its first 2 years has supported over 230 people in managing mental health problems ranging from anxiety to schizophrenia.
Greg Harman, founder of Second Thoughts East Yorkshire, said:
More people are struggling with maintaining good mental health nowadays, largely because of the stresses of modern day living. As well as working with individuals, we run small groups across the county on anxiety management and building confidence for example. We also work with employers on mental health awareness. Having the minibus now means we can take people to activities, so reducing social isolation and providing something to look forward to for people who are so often left out of community activities because of their levels of anxiety
We are not funded through any grants or contracts from the NHS or Local Authorities, so as well as informing people about what we do, this launch night raises a little funding for us too, but the main thing is people can meet us and find out more about what we do whilst having a good time
Adam Grimmer, lead singer with The Jackdaws said:
Our band is really happy to support this local charity. Anthony Bandeira Falkenburg, Chris Dixon, Martin ‘Biggsy’ Biggs and I all feel really passionately about mental health issues and this is one way we can show that through performing. We hope to see many people joining us on the night to have a great time too
For more information please contact Greg Harman:
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone – 07716 839452