KIM Inspire

"When you have mental health issues you feel like you're on the edge of society. Now I'm confident, I've been volunteering with different groups within the community. It's made me feel I'm not so different."

Wales

Charity location

£150,000

Grant size

6 years

Funding period

Our partnership

KIM Inspire supports women with mental health needs in their recovery across Wrexham and Flintshire.

Our grant of £150,000, delivered over six years, funds a Community Coordinator who enables this Holywell-based charity to support women with mental health needs in their recovery and support them to engage in local activities.

“The charity started by providing mental health support to women who fled domestic abuse situations in the Flintshire area and had no support for their mental health. It quickly developed into an independent organisation that ran groups in the community.”

One service user spoke about the sense of belonging she had found after Mudlarks helped her reengage with the community:

"When you have mental health issues you feel like you're on the edge of society. Now I'm confident, I've been volunteering with different groups within the community. It's made me feel I'm not so different."

Another shared how she regained her confidence:

“I’ve learned to be very confident in what I do. I did a volunteering course and the first aid training course in mental health and I’ve become a volunteer and I really enjoy it.”

KIM Inspire received developmental support to develop their structures and systems. Their Joint Chief Executive Annie Donovan explains:

"All charities struggle to prove and measure what they’re doing. It’s notoriously difficult.  As part of the support we received from Lloyds’ Enhance programme we are now working with Diane, who is an expert in monitoring and evaluation. To have that advice has been really helpful. This is going to help us with future funding applications as well and hopefully make us more secure and able to prove the difference we make."

We received funding for a crucial post, a Community Coordinator, to organise the groups and meet with new clients and look at designing new programmes. So it’s a vital post to us so we’re really grateful to Lloyds for funding that.

Annie Donovan, Joint Chief Executive, KIM Inspire

What do we mean by Mental Health?

People who are managing mental health problems resulting in significant disruption to everyday living or in recovery from an episode of such problems occurring in the last two years.

Our Impact on Mental Health in 2018

25

new grants addressing mental health issues

23,210

people with mental ill health supported through our funded charities

2.5

years is the average length of our grants for Mental Health charities

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