Emergency Mental Health Appeal COVID-19

by MindCHWF in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st April 2020 we successfully raised £665 ( + est. £122.25 Gift Aid ) with 41 supporters in 14 days

Help Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest to continue to provide life-changing mental health support to those most in need.

by MindCHWF in London, England, United Kingdom

This is an emergency crowdfunder from Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

WHO WE ARE

Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest is a local, and independent charity working hard to ensure that everyone with a mental health problem get both support and respect. We provide essential services to vulnerable and isolated people in Hackney. Many of the people with significant mental health needs are facing an enormous challenge, especially now.

With the help of our community, fundraisers, and partners, we provide support to a wide range of people - welfare rights services, education services, employment services, training, BAME specific services, LGBTQ+ services and much more to help ensure that nobody faces a mental health problem alone.

We work with people experiencing mental distress, financial insecurity, and educational needs every day and are dedicated to supporting people in our community through their hardships in any way that we can.

THE CRISIS

With the spread of COVID-19, it is more important than ever that we are able to access and support those struggling with mental ill-health. Traditionally, we have seen clients face-to-face but, in order to ensure the physical health of our service users and our staff, we are now unable to see service users face to face and are having to look at other ways of supporting people.

The services that we offer provide lifelines to some of the most vulnerable in our community and we have to adapt to ensure that, with the outbreak of COVID-19, the people that depend on our services are still able to receive support. 

As an independent charity, so many of the services that we provide to vulnerable people depend on donations and fundraising events. Unfortunately due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, a lot of those fundraising events have been canceled or postponed meaning that a lot of funding that MindCHWF was depending on is now uncertain.

THE PLAN

Using online software, we hope to continue reaching those most in need of support with our FREE services. We want to be able to continue providing our counseling services, welfare rights advice services, employment services, and education services to those who most need it. 

We're planning a digital overhaul to make this possible. We need to buy new equipment and invest heavily in our infrastructure to ensure that the people that depend on us for support can still reach us in these difficult times. 

We have a dedicated team of coordinators, tech support and thousands of service users ready to get started with a new digital approach to mental health support but we need your help to achieve this. 

The more money we raise, the more life-changing services we can provide to people in these difficult times.

THE ASK

We need to raise £15K - quickly - so we can pull this off. 

We need your help more than ever to ensure that nobody faces a mental health problem alone. 

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