Lincolnshire mental health network calls on businesses for support

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SHINE today called upon more county businesses to support its work in helping people who are at risk from – or in recovery from – mental illness.

The mental health network for Lincolnshire is keen to hear from the owners and managers of more firms which are willing to back its Staying Well programme. This helps people with little or nothing to stay mentally healthy or to get back on their feet after going through a tough time.

SHINE Director Charles Cooke said: “Staying Well is making a real difference to people’s lives. Since its launch in 2012, the programme has supported around 200 people.

“The initiative is funded by Lincolnshire County Council, through the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust’s Managed Care Network for Mental Health, of which Shine is a part. We use this funding to buy essential goods, which may help people to set-up home, get back to work or tackle problems of isolation.

“Businesses play a key role in our efforts, by agreeing to supply goods or services at discounted prices and because they want to give something back to society.”