Shaftesbury’s Hope Charity Wants To Give You Lunch And An Insight Into Mental Health Support

Shaftesbury based charity Hope was founded 18 years ago.

Chief executive Eileen Crew started a carers’ group and extended its remit into repairing unwanted bikes, offering gardening sessions and bakery and cookery courses. These projects have been designed to improve participants’ wellbeing and teach valuable skills.

Eileen Crew

More recently, Hope has introduced the Front Room project. The charity has been commissioned by Dorset Healthcare to provide short term support for people experiencing mental health problems. On Thursday, World Mental Health Day, Eileen would like you to call in for lunch and learn more between 12 noon and 2pm.