Malmesbury League of Friends donates to Wiltshire Mind

Malmesbury League of Friends (MLOF) has donated £5,000 to Wiltshire Mind, to support the mental health and wellbeing of residents in Malmesbury.

Wilshire Mind is a small independent charity, offering low-cost counselling and support groups across our county. The charity relies on the generosity of the community to help sustain and deliver their vital services.

On July 6th  Wiltshire Mind launched the new Malmesbury ‘Connect’ Support Group, which will be held twice monthly. It is free to attend, with pre-registration required. The Support Group will provide a friendly space for anyone experiencing mental health problems to connect. Such groups bring together people with shared experiences to support each other, and provide a place where you can feel accepted and understood.

Facilitated by a trained Support Group Facilitator and a volunteer, everyone’s experiences are treated as equally important. The group will enable people to develop coping skills and feel accepted and understood, improving self-esteem. Supporting others can also improve self-confidence.

Paul Mills, Co-CEO of Wiltshire Mind comments “This donation by Malmesbury League of Friends makes a huge difference to our work in the town. After the Covid-19 Pandemic, we had to sadly close the previous Support Group in Malmesbury due to lack of funding. Now, we are re-opening the Group thanks to MLOF, and are welcoming Support Group Attendees”.

David Hide, Chair of the Malmesbury League of Friends adds “Mental, as opposed to physical health has been somewhat neglected in the past, but the impact of Covid-19 in particular has made support for charities such as Wiltshire Mind extremely important. We are delighted to support the work their work in the Malmesbury area”.

For more information about the Malmesbury Support Group, email, or visit their website

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