Sheena's christmas appeal for 2023

Our recent impact report, Making a Difference, revealed that we’re reaching more than double the number of people we were in 2020.

While we feel proud that many more people are accessing our compassionate support, it comes with a large measure of sombre reflection. Because, behind each number is a person who places their trust in us:

“It was just what I needed and I’m so grateful to Natalie and to Penumbra. I felt for the first time in a long time, excited and hopeful for the future.” Dani.

At the core of what we do to support people is a belief in the power of relationships, and good conversations that truly allow people to feel confident they’re being supported by an organisation who cares about what’s going on in their lives and in turn to support them to clearly identify the life they wish to move towards.

I’m so grateful to Natalie and Penumbra. I felt for the first time in a long time, excited and hopeful for the future

Supporting and improving mental health in Scotland is a society wide task that no organisation can do in isolation and Penumbra Mental Health are committed to effective collaboration with partners to contribute to this. We are delighted that such high numbers of partners value working alongside us and recognise the difference our approaches and staff make to the lives of those we support.

“I’m work fulfilled but really don’t class my role as a job; I finish on a Friday happy – and wake up on a Monday happy to be seeing the people I support again. That’s an amazing feeling.” 

These are the words of our peer colleague, Colin. Please help us this Christmas to help Penumbra staff like Colin, continue to make a positive difference to people’s recovery and mental wellbeing. Support our christmas appeal today:

Huge thanks to Sheena and her two contributors, Dani and Colin.

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