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MIND receives £260,000 grant

A HARD-working mental health support group has received a major boost after receiving a £260,000 Big Lottery Fund grant.

A HARD-working mental health support group has received a major boost after receiving a £260,000 Big Lottery Fund grant.

Solihull MIND, which provides assistance for people with mental health problems in the borough, believes the cash will help maintain the important work.

The grant is from the Lottery’s Reaching Communities programme which aims to improve the lives of people in need across England.

Noreen Mather, director of Solihull MIND, said: “We are delighted that BIG’s support will mean that we can create greater opportunities and make a real difference to the lives of people with mental health problems.

“We anticipate that 250 people will benefit from the project over its three-year life span.”

Funds will be used for the Advocacy for Better Lives project.

It aims to help people caught up in inappropriate housing, neighbour disputes, financial crisis or those suffering from breakdowns in relationships.

John Taylor, Big Lottery head of region for the West Midlands, said: “This is great news for mental health sufferers who find themselves caught up in a crisis, or who just need some advice.”

 

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