Shropshire MHS is your award-winning mental health charity providing free mental health support throughout Shropshire.
SMHS seeks to empower people with mental health issues. We work to raise awareness and increase understanding of mental illness in Shropshire. Our primary goal is to ensure that people in need of assistance are heard and supported, also signposted to the relevant resources they require.
Over the last 12 months, Shropshire MHS has supported over 12,000 people with their mental health needs - equating to 1,000 individuals per month. This number is growing each year and the charity is proud to have averted over 700 potential suicides every year – saving invaluable lives, each with purpose and meaning.
Shropshire MHS’ wellbeing vehicle has supported over 1500 people during the last 18 months. The vehicle has been a critical lifeline for people living with poor mental health, emotional distress or crisis. Our current well-being vehicle is facing retirement. As we enter our 50th year of delivering free mental health support, we’re inviting local businesses to join us in an ambitious fundraising event to enable us to procure a new well-being vehicle. The new vehicle will deliver mobile mental health support to colleges and schools, GP practices, Parish Councils, construction sites, community hubs, businesses, and anyone seeking mental health support or education regarding emotional resilience.
Shropshire is a rural county with poor public transport infrastructure, we believe mental health support should be accessible to everyone despite their location, and they should not be expected to travel across the county to access it. The well-being vehicle is an essential service that brings help to those in need, it regularly visits market towns and provides vital links to our other services, such as our award-winning Shropshire Sanctuary, around-the-clock telephone support service, outreach programmes and person-centred groups. We are also passionate about collaborating with other like-minded businesses in our community.
To celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we are hosting a Charity Ball!
Join us on Saturday 6th July 2024; we promise glamour, delicious food, fabulous entertainment, music and dancing – all wrapped into one sparkling evening! The charity ball is a chance to bring people together to celebrate our achievements and raise vital funds so we can continue to provide our support to those in need.
Would your business like to sponsor a table?
Or could your business donate raffle prizes or an auction item?
We invite you to hear about our work and most importantly, celebrate with us! Celebrations will take place at The Sovereign Suite at Shrewsbury Town Football Club – Tickets are on sale now via our website.