Mental health charity needs support

Charity volunteers Emily Papirnik, Sally Padfield and CeeCee Nightingale.

Charity volunteers Emily Papirnik, Sally Padfield and CeeCee Nightingale.

First published in News

AN Evesham mental health charity is seeking more volunteers to help with its "rewarding" work so they can carry on offering support to people in and around the town.

The Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services charity is run from Wallace House in the town and offers help to people with experience of mental health distress.

But the charity is in need of more volunteers to help and offer support and trustees to assist with the running of the group.

Sally Padfield, co-ordinator for the Evesham charity, said: "We provide support for anybody with experience of mental distress.

"We have a day centre which we open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and we offer counselling and psychotherapy.

"Our office is also open Monday to Friday from 9am until 5pm so we are available to offer advice and telephone support.

"We are looking for anybody with a few hours to spare each week who has a desire to work with vulnerable adults.

"To actually give something to vulnerable adults is absolutely priceless. Sometimes they come in feeling quite low and then they go out with a smile on their face, no money can buy that.

"It's really rewarding and you are dealing with real people."

Trustees would be require to attend one meeting on a Tuesday evening each month, while volunteers would need to be able to offer slightly more time.

For more information contact Sally Padfield on 01386 429454, email edmhss@btconnect.com or pop into Wallace House, Oat Street, Evesham.

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