I wouldn't have the support that I need to function and contribute to society. These services are a life saver.
- Sandy, South Molton
Support for a mental health problem isn’t just about the treatments you may receive, it’s also about the support that helps you in your day-to-day life. We call this ‘life support’.
‘Life support’ services provide help with completing forms, housing and benefits advice, handling debt and finances, reconnecting and feeling part of the community. Services that help you to live a full life and stay well.
Every day, community-based organisations up and down the country provide ‘life support’ services which help people with mental health problems. But they’re undervalued, underfunded and under threat.
We need to celebrate and promote the value of these ‘life support’ services.