Kinmos

Founded in 1979, Kinmos is a community group that works to promote mental health awareness. They are committed to ensuring the social inclusion of those with mental health issues.

What is Kinmos?

What started as a roup of local volunteers running drop in sessions in December 1979, quickly became a registered charity, Kinmos Volunteer Group, in the summer of 1980.

Over the years, the demand for the sessions grew, with more people needed the services offered by Kinmos. Unfortunately, Kinmos has suffered funding cuts, which has meant they were no longer able to afford the location they have been based at for 37 years, and they now operate out of various church halls, cafes and pubs.

The organisation aims is to support members of the community and enable them to self-manage their lives alongside their illness, as well as supporting their recovery. Many of their service users can feel cut off from society, only leading to incrased depression and anxiety. Kinmos offers friendship and support, with the group being the only social interaction some have throughout the week.

Kinmos provides weekly activities for its service users, including art and crafts, and cooking, to encourage people to feel a part of the community and learn basic life skills.

If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?

As part of its weekly drop in sessions, Kinmos workers have asked its members to tell them what they would like to do to help them with their recovery. They have expressed an interest in taking part with physical activities and exercise and, should Kinmos be successful, the charity would use the funding to provide these physical sessions.

Cost of project

£2,000

Where can people go to find out more about Kinmos?

Lisa Fielding, Manager

Tel: 0121 444 8333

Email: lfielding@kinmos.com

You can find out more about Kinmos via their website. You can also follow Kinmos on Facebook and Twitter.

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