Harborough charity vows to support groups and organisations helping people battling mental health issues

The pledge has been made by Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity (MHBC) amid fears that more people are suffering following the Covid-19 pandemic
Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity (MHBC).Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity (MHBC).
Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity (MHBC).

A leading Market Harborough charity is vowing to support groups and organisations helping people battling mental health issues.

The pledge has been made by Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity (MHBC) amid fears that more people are suffering following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Adrian Trotter, the charity’s chairman, said: “We had already decided to allocate more of our funds to mental health projects in the future before the pandemic struck.

“A good example of this is the seed funding we have provided to the Harborough Medical Centre for two mental health facilitators.”

He added: “However, the period of lockdown and sense of isolation, and the stresses of the downturn in the economy, which will affect many people in Harborough, are just two reasons why mental health is more important than ever.

“We are anxious to talk to anyone who is working on or has ideas for mental health initiatives in Great Bowden, Little Bowden or Market Harborough.”

Mental health is just one area that the charity is spotlighting as it helps the area bounce back from the coronavirus crisis.

If you have an idea for a project please contact MHBC on 01858 419128 or email [email protected].

You can find more information on www.mhbcharity.co.uk as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.