Hartlepool mental health charity faces funding crisis

A mental health charity has become a victim of spending cuts which could put lives at risk. The Hartlepool mental health charity Mind is facing a funding crisis due to the government spending cuts, the Hartlepool Mail reported.

Every year, the charity helps 1,500 people with personal problems and it has seen a sharp increase in the need for the service in recent months due to the rise in unemployment.

On the Isle of Wight, a communications consultancy has shown its support for an organisation that was named charity of the year, the Isle of Wight County Press reported.

Grayling is volunteering its time and knowledge to Solent Mind, which plays a role in helping people with mental health problems.

“We are looking forward to working with Solent Mind. Grayling will not only help the charity to raise the profile of its valuable services within Hampshire but will also explore innovative ways to fundraise on their behalf,” Caroline Searle, director of Grayling’s Southampton office, said.