Moodswings, the charity to help people recover from mood problems and the severe emotional distress they can cause, is marking this year’s World Mental Health Awareness Day with a partnership with neighbour, FEC, the property company developing MeadowSide at Angel Meadow.
The New Mount Street based charity which was established in 1999 helps people copes with mood problems which can range from periods of severe anxiety or depression to episodes of high and low mood. The effects on education, employment, relationships and family life can be devastating and the charity team works with visitors to deliver a message of real hope and optimism for individuals and their families and friends.
Relying on donations and grant funding means that the charity, led by Linda Wilson, is constantly concerned about offering its vital service which reaches out across the north west. Now, having struck up a partnership with neighbour FEC, the developer of MeadowSide at Angel Meadow, the team feel a level of support that has taken away some of their own worries about the future path of the charity.
Workers from FEC’s contracting arm, Dex Construction, have already visited the premises and measured up to help remodel the interiors to adhere to Government guidelines to do with social distancing and to become compliant for when the building is allowed to re-open. They plan to help with the structure of the building and to assist with the exterior to help provide a pleasant external area where clients can visit and relax. They are also helping to scope out
ideas about the popular Thumbs Up Community Cafe which has remained closed since lockdown began.
“As neighbours we want to support this charity in whatever ways we can and we are starting our relationship with assistance with their building to help make it welcoming and safe for their visitors,” says Rebecca Kirkland, community liaison manager at developer, FEC.
Added Moodswings CEO Linda Wilson, “We welcome the support of the team to upgrade our building and make it inviting and comfortable. It is wonderful to mark World Mental Health Awareness Day with news of this practical support which will be a real help as we prepare to re-open to help those in real need.”
Moodswings is planning a series of events via Zoom this week to mark World Mental Health Awareness Day on Saturday 10th October including Walkeoke on Thursday 8th at 11am and Mindfulness on Friday 9th at 11am.