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23rd March 2015
Today the BBC have reported that cuts to mental health budgets are even more severe than we thought. Funding has fallen by 8.25 per cent over the last five years. This is simply not good enough.

You may have heard that this week the Government announced new funding to support children and young people's mental health services, along with more support for veterans and new mums.

This is a significant step in the right direction, and we welcome it. However, chronic under-funding of mental health services means that, as it stands, 75% of people with anxiety and depression get no help at all in the UK. We need much, much more.

We want whoever forms the next Government to increase the NHS mental health budget by at least an extra 10 per cent, in real terms, over the course of the next Parliament. South Somerset Mind has emailed the party leaders today asking them to commit to more funding for mental health.


Worried about Debt?

There is a very useful Mental Health & Debt guide 2015 with lots of valuable advice. The guide can be downloaded from

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Menta Health Debt Guide

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Some forthcoming events:

*Wednesday 1st April - Easter Coffee Morning at the Methodist Church on Vicarage Street, Yeovil from 9:30am - includes a themed cake stall and Easter Bonnet competition.

Carley Hardwick completed the Bath Half Marathon raising £300 for South Somerset Mind and finished in 2:09 which is a new personal best. Carley told us “Mind is a great charity to support because mental health can affect anyone on many levels and awareness is very important. Mind does a great job supporting people with mental health and they have helped those very close to us in the past.”

Sincere thanks from everyone at South Somerset Mind.

On 15th January 2015, South Somerset Mind will be celebrating it's 30th Anniversary.

From little acorns……. South Somerset certainly grew. Established in 1985, South Somerset Mind celebrates its 30th anniversary today.  The services we provide to our local communities have grown and diversified over the years and we continue to strive to help young people, adults and their families and carers to access support and take care of themselves too.

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1 in 4 British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year
... and we are here to help.

As many as 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives.

Nearly two thirds (61%) of the population know someone close to them who has experience of mental ill-health.

It is estimated that mental health problems cost employers £26 billion a year.

It is possible to recover completely from mental distress and many do. Of those experiencing mental ill health, 70-80% will go on to make a full recovery.

South Somerset Mind was founded in 1985 by people with direct experience of mental health issues to offer help, support, information and activities to those affected by mental health problems in the local community.

Mental health encompasses feeling lonely, anxious, sad or depressed. If you want someone to talk to we have an open access day every Wednesday from 9.30am until 3.30pm. You’ll be met by a volunteer and given a friendly welcome. Refreshments are available at a reasonable cost. We understand you and can offer a listening ear. We can provide information about our services and leaflets to help you choose your way forward.

We are here to help you. 
1 in 5 people have dandruff.
1 in 4 people have a mental health problem.
I've had both.
Ruby Wax
Many people like me, have a mental health problem. Many more have a problem with that.
Stephen Fry
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