Founded in 1979, they are a community group who work to promote Mental Health Awareness. They are committed to the social inclusion of those with a history of mental health issues.
What is Kinmos?
Starting off as a group of local voluntary members of the community running a drop in session in December 1979, to the Kinmos Volunteer Group being registered as a charity in its own right by the summer of 1980!
Over the years, demands for the sessions grew as more people needed the services offered by Kinmos. Unfortunately, Kinmos has suffered funding cuts which has meant they were no longer able to afford their base where they had been for 37 years, and they now operate out of various Church Halls, Cafes and Pubs. Their Aim is to support Kinmos members in the community, enabling them to self-manage their lives throughout their illness and recovery by offering a variety of activities. Many of its members can feel cut off from society, which leads to increased depression and anxiety: they offer a hand of friendship, social connection and support.
They provide weekly activities to its members such as art and crafts, and cooking, to enable people to feel a part of the community and learn basic life skills. Often, the people who attend Kinmos can be in isolation and attending the group can be the only point of social contact they have throughout the week.
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, they would use the funding to go towards providing these physical sessions!
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Where can people go to find out more about Kinmos?
For more information about Kinmos, please contact:
Lisa Fielding, Manager.
Tel: 0121 444 8333
You can find out more about Kinmos by visiting their website