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Groups delighted with share of £200k fund

By Gainsborough Target  |  Posted: June 22, 2012

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Sir – Community groups and voluntary organisations that help people affected by mental health problems are celebrating following a successful bid from a new £200,000 fund.

A total of 64 local community groups, voluntary and other independent organisations are set to have a share of the mental illness prevention fund.

The fund was launched by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Lincolnshire County Council earlier this year.

It aims to help people aged 18 to 64 who have lived through a period of mental illness, or those experiencing mental health problems for the first time. Both the trust and county council recognise the valuable part many local groups and organisations play in helping support people with mental health problems. They help them to enjoy a good quality of life and can often help prevent someone becoming unwell again in the future.

Paul Jackman, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust

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