Shropshire MHS was established in 1974 as a mental health charity, and we provide a diverse range of quality services across the county for the one in four people and their families acknowledged to be affected by mental or emotional distress.
We help to bridge the gap between illness and full independence for service users. Some people need support in many areas of their lives, others in just a few, some for long periods of time, others for only a short while. Respect for users, with justice and equality of access to services are part of our vision that everyone has the right to live equally with others and to enjoy a good quality of life. We try to enable service users to play the fullest possible part in the communities in which they live. We work in partnership with clients to ensure their right to make choices is preserved. We are also striving to reduce the debilitation, alienation, stigma and social isolation experienced by vulnerable people living in rural areas.
Introducing our WELLBEING VEHICLE! Behind the scenes we are carefully curating a programme to make sure we reach those who need it the most!
This vehicle will support rural communities in Shropshire and will be used each week by a team of staff and volunteers. The vehicle will hold support leaflets and information about other services and staff will be available to talk with people and offer support and signposting.
Pre Covid, we provided weekly groups in Market Drayton, Whitchurch, Ludlow and Bridgnorth and with the wellbeing bus it is anticipated that the reach can be extended to harder to reach communities within Shropshire.
Shropshire MHS has an established and trained volunteer base and a small number of paid staff who run specific projects. The charity has a board of Trustees who meet as the Executive Committee and of those trustees there are elected officers – Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.