Amber secures more cash for mental health services

YOUNG PEOPLE IN HASTINGS WILL BENEFIT FROM A NEW FUND to expand 23 organisations which provide mental health support across the country.

It was recently announced that the Fellowship of Saint Nicholas (FSN) will receive nearly £25,000 in cash to expand their “My Time” project, which aims to provide support around life changing events for young people.

Amber commented:

“Following my discussions with the Secretary of State for Health, I am delighted that young people in Hastings and Rye will benefit from increased funding to local mental health services. I visited the Fellowship of St Nicholas earlier this year and was impressed by the level of support and care they provide for young people going through difficult times.

“I am pleased to see the Government recognising the important work that FSN and other organisations do across the country. I know the needs of my constituency, and I will always fight for these in the very heart of Government.”

FSN is a local charity formed in 1939, originally providing children’s homes and now providing a range of projects supporting children and families. FSN aims to provide effective and professional caring action without discrimination and favour for children and young people suffering the effects of poverty, disadvantage, neglect and abuse.

FSN deliver a range of services across a wide area of East Sussex including nurseries, play schemes and a Fun Bus.

The new cash comes as part of a campaign by the Department of Health, who are increasing mental health support for young people across the country.

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Notes to the Editor:

  • For more information on the organisations which are receiving funding, please see the attached document.