A £168k mental illness fund could help Grantham people

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A fund totalling £168,000 will help people affected by mental health problems.

The Mental Illness Prevention Fund is offered by the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Lincolnshire County Council.

Applications are invited to help people who are recovering from mental illness and those are living with mental illness for the first time. The cash can be used to reduce the risk of people, aged from 18 to 64, becoming unwell so they can enjoy a good quality of life.

Paul Jackman, associate director at the trust said: “This is the second wave of funding this year to help volunteer groups and other organisations build on and improve the services and support that they already provide. We would encourage new groups to apply and organisations with new projects that could help people with mental health problems throughout Lincolnshire.”

The fund is only available to community and voluntary groups/independent organisations. Applications need to be made by December 7, 2012. Information: call 01529 222223.