Mental Health Awareness Week: how has funding supported charities?

During Mental Health Awareness Week, there is an emphasis on encouraging people to open up about their mental health and seek support when they are struggling.

In light of the pandemic, the loneliness theme for this year is extremely relevant as more and more people may have been feeling isolated which has impacted their overall mental health.

However, it can sometimes be difficult for individuals to get the help that they need, with some charities feeling the strain of insufficient funding.

Throughout the pandemic, there was an increase in demand for charitable services which are still being experienced today.

Therefore, it comes as good news for both charities and the wider community that the Government has provided funding to support charities working in the suicide prevention area.

It has been revealed that 113 charities have received funding from the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) suicide prevention grant fund.

The total funding amounted to £5.4 million and is said to have increased the provision of therapy services and helplines, along with workshops to target the wider stigma surrounding mental health.

For charitable causes such as these, it is important for charities to recognise the funding that they need to help people in need, along with how they can access this.

When considering obtaining funding for your charity, it can be beneficial to consult an expert, such as an accountant, to outline your current finances and identify which grants your charity would be eligible for.

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Posted in Charities.