My name is Ali, i am a director at Carnmellyn farm therapy centre cic. My vision is to make our non profit therapy farm free of charge, so absolutely everyone can access our tranquil, calm and safe environment and be able to engage in our wellness sessions. Unfortunately funding has been extremely difficult to apply for let alone secure.
With significant numbers of people unable to access mental health services and, in 2017, 5821 suicides recorded, I feel making the farm free of charge is a priority, in order to help as many people as possible throughout Cornwall and even further a field.
We are extremely lucky and have a fabulous, committed team of directors and volunteers, but as we struggle to continuously pay the farms running cost.
I’m growing concerned that we will have to close before we’ve even begun.
Mental health is something that is really close to my heart, and I truly believe there is so much good to come out of carnmellyn.