So today is World Mental Health Day. The goal is to help raise mental health awareness and encourage us to make a contribution that can help people dealing with mental health problems to live better lives with dignity.
Did you know every year one adult in four, along with one child in ten, will have a mental health issue? These conditions affect literally millions of lives, affecting the capability of these individuals to make it through the day, to sustain relationships, and to maintain work.
With this in mind we have decided to partner with the Personal Focus Group (PFG). The PFG is a peer support group in Intake, Doncaster that provides peer support plus a multitude of activities for people suffering with mental health issues.
Our Director will be volunteering one afternoon per month to help them achieve their goals of developing a new community café plus other initiatives aimed at providing a lifeline for people who need them. We will be providing direct funding to their objectives for the next 12 months as well as helping to raise funds with charitable initiatives.
At Ideal we feel we are very blessed. We have worked hard to build a sustainable business and have some great staff and clients. We now feel it’s time to give back to our community and working with the PFG is something we are really looking forward to.
If any of our clients or network would like to offer some help or support with this please feel free to get in touch. If you have any experience of starting community café’s that would be awesome or even if you have some time to volunteer and help this also would be really appreciated.
For more information on the PFG check out their website here