Our biggest challenge is how we afford to run a voluntary organisation like the MHM. At the moment all the investment has come from Paul and Jay using private money to set this up and run. Both of them have businesses which have been seriously impacted by the Corona virus. So it becomes vital to develop a business plan that gives the organisation a solid financial footing. Over the next few months we will be applying for various government funds to create mental health support services and wellbeing activities. This will enable us to start building the team to create greater opportunities, courses, events and help us take the MHM to the next level.
Invest in the future of the MHM
A way you might want to get involved in making what we do a success short term is to become a friend of MHM. the is a scheme where you gift through direct debit a small amount (between £1-£10 a month (on a direct debit) to allow the organisation to function. The belief is if a large amount of people give a small amount an organisation like this can be maintained.
All money collected in this way will be earmarked to pay for the administration and running costs, support for volunteers attending events, running of the 1-1 chat facility etc. this money will not pay for any staff wages. At the moment all staff are doing this completely voluntary. But as the organisation grows we will look to employ people. Funding for this will come from elsewhere.
More information on the scheme will be announced in the near future.