Covid-19 and lockdown have had a profound impact on so many aspects of our daily lives. More people in our community are experiencing financial hardship. Mental health issues have risen, as has the incidence of domestic abuse.
In her next public Zoom meeting, Bath MP Wera Hobhouse and a panel of guest speakers will discuss some of the most difficult consequences of Covid, and how local organisations are providing vital support to those in need.
Wera’s guests will be:
- Kate Morton, Chief Executive, Bath Mind, a local independent third sector organisation affiliated with national mental health charity Mind. Kate is a Trustee and the Chair of BANES 3SG.
- Les Redwood, Chief Executive, Bath & North East Somerset Citizens Advice, a local independent charity. Les is a Trustee of BANES 3SG.
- Ursula Lindenberg, Chief Executive, VOICES, a Bath-based charity founded by women who have experienced domestic abuse.
- Will Reed, Youth Advisor at Boys in Mind/Girls Mind Too, a local youth-led organisation with a particular focus on boys and young men, which aims to challenge stigma surrounding mental health and ultimately prevent suicide.
Wera said: “Bath prides itself on being a compassionate community. I invite residents to be part of this important conversation on challenging topics that can touch us all. This is an opportunity to learn, to understand, and to find out what we can do to help our fellow residents. You will be able to submit questions to the speakers.”
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