Twenty two in 22
Support or be a part of our twenty two in 22 campaign where you walk 2.2 kilometers, 2,022 steps or 22,000 steps a day to raise funds for our community outreach project.
Look after your own mental health whilst helping that of others as you explore what your local area has to offer. You can see some pictures from our teams expeditions below!
Any support you can offer will allow us to continue to deliver in person and over the phone support to those living with mental illness who need our care and compassion.
Surrey Three Peaks Challenge
Five energetic young friends are taking on the Surrey Three Peaks challenge to raise money for Hammersley Homes. They will be starting their 22 mile hike on Saturday 1st April.
We are so grateful for their support and wish them the best of luck on their adventure! To donate to our champions, please click here.
Tesco Community Grants
We are delighted to announce that we’re in the customer vote for a Tesco Community Grant. It’s a scheme which gives community projects like us grants of up to £1,500. Tesco customers will now vote in some local stores during April, May and June to decide how much funding we get, so PLEASE support us next time you shop at Tesco in any of these stores:
Lymington High Street – SO41 9AP
New Milton – BH25 6BP
Lymington South Street Express – SO41 8GN
Lyndhurst Express – SO43 7BH
Brockenhurst Express – SO42 7RB
Old Milton Road Express – BH25 6DN
Highcliffe Express – BH23 5HD
Thank you – your votes mean a lot to us!
We are looking for more volunteers for our outreach programme where we offer the hand of friendship to those who are struggling with mental illness. Our volunteers support our clients with their shopping, cooking, budgeting, communications and much more. Whether people are in need of support and guidance or just a friendly face and a chat, our volunteers are there to offer kindness, care and compassion.
If this sounds like a role that might interest you, follow the link below.
In the news
Scottish disability benefit claimants with a life-long disability won’t have to be re-assessed to keep their benefits. This common-sense approach is in contrast with England’s, where claimants must suffer the difficulty (especially for those who are vulnerable and cannot self-advocate), insecurity and indignity of having to regularly prove that their life-long disability is still, in fact, life-long…
David Gray had a history of mental illness and self-harm – yet prison staff failed to identify or treat him as a suicide risk. Such failure proved fatal. New training has been introduced, but we must tackle the wider culture of contempt for the lives of vulnerable prisoners.
A prison sentence is not and should not be a death sentence.
The Vagrancy Act means homeless people face fines and criminal records, making it even harder to find employment and regain financial stability. It’s good to see such a counterintuitive law being repealed. Critics have pointed out that the law may have encouraged homeless people to take help when offered it. So it’s crucial that this repeal is accompanied with an expansion of effective outreach services to identify and support homeless people.
Meet the team - Lizzie Grant
Lizzie is one of our Trustees who joined the Board in February 2020 and we are delighted to have her valuable support.
What interested you about our project that made you want to consider joining our Board?
I was initially inspired by Louise Hallett’s absolute dedication to the cause, which resonated with my experience of mental illness though volunteering in a prison and also with the Salvation Army. I was unaware of the magnitude of the problem, and as I had been looking for a charity to support as a Trustee, felt that it was something I would like to be a part of.
How have you benefitted from being a Trustee and what have you gained?
I enjoy being a member of a team of people with diverse skills and experiences, giving their time to build and sustain something of great value to others less fortunate
What advice might you have for others considering a Trustee role?
Make sure it is something you have a real interest in and think about what you could bring to the Board in terms of supporting the work being done. Whether that is just in a supportive role or involves specific skills you can bring to the party. Be aware of the importance of the role and the responsibilities it carries with it.
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