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MEGAN CIC secures £137,434 Big Lottery Fund grant for mental health support service

Medway Engagement Group and Network (MEGAN) CIC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a five year grant from the Big Lottery Fund, alongside Medway Council and NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group. Thanks to this funding, this much needed service will be providing help and guidance for people experiencing mental health issues, for years to come.

With this funding, MEGAN CIC will be able to continue to support local people to build confidence and self-esteem and reduce social isolation, whilst also reducing the pressures on secondary services such as A&E.

Chris Green has a diagnosis of social anxiety and depression and has been accessing the group’s services since 2011. He now volunteers with the service and said:

‘Going to MEGAN has been a great help as I can open up and speak with other people who understand in a safe place. Just being around people who understand, that alone helps.’

Since August 2009, MEGAN CIC has developed a recovery focused service for mental health service users in Medway, Swale and Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, providing opportunities for engagement, support and socialisation. MEGAN CIC aims to provide safe and supportive opportunities for people to have a voice about the services they receive, to feed in to local service planning and development and to share personal experiences and offer mutual support with peers, enabling them to become proactive in their own recovery. The organisation aims to raise awareness of mental health issues and works to combat stigma and discrimination.

For further information about this service, please visit www.megancic.org.uk or call 01634 402077 or email enquiries@megancic.org.uk.

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Posted on 07/06/2016