Heads On Hardship Fund

Heads On Hardship Fund

For three months during lockdown, we offered grants to SPFT members of staff and Experts by Experience (EBE), current SPFT service users, and carers of SPFT service users who had been adversely affected financially due to the pandemic. Upwards of 70 grants have been awarded, and many more applications received.

Grants were most commonly for emergency car repairs, emergency plumbing, and laptops and tablets to allow people to continue with paid work and online learning courses, and to keep in touch with friends and family.

One service user was able to use her grant to put towards a fridge and an oven. Her lead practitioner said “this is making a huge difference to her life, in particular her ability to increase her independence and take responsibility for her own self-care”.

After hearing that her application had been approved, one EBE said "It’ll be such a relief to be able to do my work from a device that is suitable."

How you can help

Whether you make a donation, attend an event or fundraise for us, every penny will help make life better for people with mental health problems.