Why Support Us
What's the Problem?
One in Four (some say one in three) of us will struggle with mental health issues at some point in our lives...it's misunderstood, debilitating and very isolating.
Good work and the right help make all the difference in getting back on track and that's what we're about. We need your support to continue to be able to help the people in and around Swindon with short or long-term mental problems to regain the motivation and self-confidence to lead happier and more rewarding lives.
How does Phoenix help?
We understand and we help people who find themselves in this place. We will listen and offer impartial information, advice and guidance about next steps... We know 'one size does not fit all'. Our support for suffering individuals clearly has benefits to their friends and family as well as wider society.
Phoenix chairman, Emma Rees, says:
We have made no secret of the fact that we could provide help and support to many more disadvantaged local people if we were able to secure additional contracts for our services. Our first priority is to support our service users and in doing so we have an excellent record of nurturing people back into the commercial workplace and reducing their reliance on benefits such as job seekers allowance, therefore saving UK PLC very substantial sums of money. Any business that has mailing, printing or assembly work that they would like us to tender for is very welcome to contact me.
How you can help
We are always very grateful for any help you can offer, whether it is:
- your money, as a sympathetic donor or sponsor
- your time and expertise, as an enthusiastic volunteer
- your business, as a valued customer
Volunteering for work
We need volunteers to help with our mailing and packing operations as part of our Social Enterprise. Please give us a call if you are interested.
Volunteering for support
We are a charity that helps people recovering from mental health issues such as depression, PTSD and social anxiety, those with life time mental health such as autism and aspergers, those with learning difficulties and people struggling to find employment because of lack of skills. All the people that come to our centre are disadvantaged and come from very poor financial backgrounds. Some have suffered abuse at some point in their lives, have experienced bullying due to their learning disabilities or even the way they look. What is positive is that these are some of the hardest working individuals you will ever come across. They are all wanting to work, they want to feel included in society and contribute.
Can you can offer a Service User a Supported Work Placement, giving them the vital work experience they need?
Can you volunteer to mentor a Service User or help them with CV writing and job searching?
Do you have a skill that you could share with our Service Users and run a small workshop?
We are always looking for volunteers. If you can help then please contact us!
Local company Swindon Wireless is very kindly supporting Phoenix by providing a broadband internet connection and waiving all the normal charges, which represents a regular, significant saving for our charity. The internet is essential for Service Users as well as day to day work at Phoenix.
Justin Tomlinson, local MP
The Joffe Charitable Trust