SAVS is celebrating after receiving funding from the Big Lottery to support people with mental health issues. The award of £234,537 from the Reaching Communities programme will enable SAVS to continue to support people recovering from mental ill-health into volunteering for the next five years.
“The service we provide to help people to volunteer as they recover from mental ill health can be a real lifeline and makes a huge difference to their lives,” says Alison Semmence, Chief Executive of SAVS.
“We have been providing the service for five years and have a constant stream of people coming through to use the service. In these difficult times when support for people with mental health problems is hard to find, our service can really make a difference to improve the quality of life for people.”