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Funds issued to date: £31,437
Here's a list of those organisations and the grant funds issued to date:
Maytree Respite Centre (£2,500)
£2,500 to assist Maytree in continuing its suicide prevention work and support for those in suicide crisis. Their service is an alternative to medical interventions such as emergency A&E or admittance to psychiatric hospital wards where sectioning of the suicidal is commonplace. At Maytree, guests can instead be supported through compassionate befriending from their highly trained staff and volunteer support.
Samaritans Ireland (€1,500)
A 2nd grant of €1,500 provided to fund one of the 20 branches of the Samaritans across Ireland.
A 2nd grant of €1,500 donated to support their work through the ‘National Stigma Reduction Partnership’ to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems.
Mind Our Men (€1,500)
A 2nd grant issued of €1,500 towards this project in Ireland aimed at raising awareness of depression to help reduce the rate of male suicide.
Parenting NI (£2,000)
Issued to provide 2x Parents Positive Mental Health programmes for men, supporting twenty dads with depression.
Washington Mind (£5,000)
A Life Worth Living Suicide Prevention conference with a focus upon men’s mental wellbeing in the workplace and suicide prevention. Aimed at employers across the city; both large and small businesses. As well as providing 6 ‘a life worth living’ training sessions in local workplaces.
West Norfolk Mind (£5,000)
Enabled one member of West Norfolk Mind staff to complete the Grassroots Suicide Prevention programme and to deliver 10 courses free to staff from local voluntary organisations, businesses and schools.
Bath Mind (£2,360)
Granted to support the cost of the ‘Mindfulness’ course to people who have mild to moderate depression and as a consequence are on long term sick leave or struggling at work. Studies have shown that mindfulness can cut the recurrence of depression by 50%. Funding from the Matt Palmer Trust covers the cost of 8 individuals receiving this training course and learning techniques that help handle the triggers and symptoms of their depression.
Voluntary Action Broxtowe (£3,000)
Granted to support a project called ‘Move it’. This initiative supplies free transport access in a male voluntary working environment and is designed to act as the first step back to a self sufficient life after suffering from mental illness.
The use of these funds has delivered more than 80 free online counselling sessions to 13 different individuals suffering with depression. We hope this has had a positive effort for those individuals.
Sport in Mind (£2,000)
Delivering sport sessions to aid the recovery of people experiencing mental health conditions and promote well-being.
World Mental Health Day (£500)
The Matt Palmer Trust sponsored a ‘Football 4 Mental Well-being' event for £500 which was run by Sport in Mind.
The Samaritans Ireland (£1,200)
Donated to fund one of the 20 branches of the Samaritans across Ireland
Donated to support their work through the ‘National Stigma Reduction Partnership’ to bring about positive change in public attitudes and behaviour towards people with mental health problems.
Mind Our Men (£1,200)
Donated towards a project in Ireland aimed at raising awareness of depression to help reduce the rate of male suicide.