Ottery Help Scheme needs your votes to secure project funding

PUBLISHED: 07:28 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 07:28 31 October 2017

Helen Harms,Jane Ross and Tracey Clare of Ottery Help Scheme with volunteers. Ref sho 40 17TI 1960. Picture: Terry Ife

Helen Harms,Jane Ross and Tracey Clare of Ottery Help Scheme with volunteers. Ref sho 40 17TI 1960. Picture: Terry Ife

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The charity is looking to provide mental health support for young people and their families in Ottery, with the help of The Project.

An initiative to provide mental health support for young people in Ottery is looking for public support to secure funding.

Ottery Help Scheme is looking to work in partnership with The Project in Axminster to offer weekly support sessions in the town if it can get the most votes in the Aviva Community Fund.

Helen Harms, chief officer for the help scheme, said: “Over the past few months we have been working hard to initiate the set up of mental health support sessions for young people and their families living within Ottery and its surrounding areas. Many young people struggling with mental health issues face waiting times of up to six months or more when attempting to gain treatment / support via the NHS.

“Our aim is therefore to provide access to weekly support sessions held in a safe and non-clinical environment, allowing young people access to mental health support as soon as they need it. The sessions would also provide an opportunity to meet others who may be facing similar difficulties, thereby reducing feelings of isolation.”

To vote visit the Aviva Community Fund website before November 21.

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