Greenoak Community Focus provided Cornerhouse, a mental health charity that provides a wide range of support groups and activities for people affected by mental ill health, a £4,000 donation to further the charity’s exceptional work with supporting local people affected by mental ill health.
In 2017 Greenoak donated to CornerHouse’s Young Persons (18-25) support group and in February 2018 CornerHouse were invited to present to Greenoak Board members about how this donation has made a difference to the lives of people attending.
At this meeting Jenny Roberts from CornerHouse talked about its support groups for people affected by depression, pre & postnatal depression, anxiety and eating disorders, as well as support for carers of people affected by mental ill health. CornerHouse also provides other services such as mindfulness sessions and healthy walks.
Jenny also talked about the Young Persons Group and that Greenoak’s generous donation had provided the resources to offer a variety of creative and therapeutic activities which helped members to socialise, relax and build confidence.
One client said, “CornerHouse is fantastic! I am so lucky to have this resource so close by and at no cost. The staff there are so understanding and supportive and have been instrumental in my recovery… I rely on the group as an outlet, a place for support and advice, and much needed relaxed social interaction.”
Greenoak Chair, Gill Baker said, “We were so impressed with what CornerHouse is doing with the young people and clients and were very eager to help them continue their work in the community”. Greenoak subsequently donated £4,000 to CornerHouse, £1,000 of which to be allocated to the Young Persons Group.
Dan Curtis, CornerHouse CEO said, “This generous donation is much appreciated as it enables CornerHouse to continue supporting people towards recovery enabling them to meet peers and get support to be less isolated in a safe and nurturing environment.