WATCH: Local Charities Anticipate Tidal Wave of Debt, Mental Health Issues

Bath MP Wera Hobhouse hosted her latest public Zoom meeting on “Covid Consequences”, discussing mental health, financial hardship and domestic abuse with four local charities.

By Office of Wera Hobhouse, Sep 18, 2020 10:09

Wera hosted her latest public Zoom meeting on “Covid Consequences” on 16th September. 

Four local charities reported on their work supporting those dealing with mental health issues, financial hardship and domestic abuse since lockdown began and outlined the challenges ahead.

Wera Hobhouse said:

“I convened this meeting so that we could discuss some of the pandemic’s most challenging aspects. As an MP, I am especially concerned about the most vulnerable in our city. Bath prides itself on being a compassionate community. This spirit manifested itself in the brilliant work of B&NES 3SG, BANES Council, our CCG and Virgin Care, who came together in record time when Covid hit to create the Compassionate Community Hub." 

"As we heard from our speakers, in the months ahead, some in our midst will continue to face severe difficulties. It’s reassuring to know that our dedicated organisations are doing their utmost for residents. But as charities they need our support to deliver their services.”

Watch the full recording of this important community conversation with guest speakers:

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.

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 B&NES 3SG.

Les Redwood, Chief Executive, Bath & North East Somerset Citizens Advice, a local independent charity. Les is a Trustee of B&NES 3SG.

Ursula Lindenberg, Chief Executive, VOICES, a Bath-based charity founded by women who have experienced domestic abuse.

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