Scarborough mental health charity aims to raise £10,000 in 48 days
Mental health charity Scarborough Survivors is looking to raise £10,000 in 48 days in order to recruit and train 20 volunteers as positive buddies.
The scheme is a way of reaching people in the community who may benefit from some face to face support but are too anxious to leave their home and come to the resource centre.
Hannah, who reached out to Scarborough survivors two years ago when she was struggling with PTSD said;
“The idea of the positive buddy scheme would be to send volunteers out to someone's house that is struggling on a one on one basis and just be like a listening ear.
“The funding would help provide mental health first aid and suicide awareness training”.
The resource centre in Alma Square remains closed due to covid restrictions but the charity does have a telephone support service that is open seven days a week.
Since launching the fundraising campaign they have raised £155 towards the target, with 41 days left to go.
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