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Womankind, which supports women in the Bristol area, received a City Funds Health & Wellbeing grant of £37,850 towards their Befriending service, providing isolated women with enduring mental health issues with a volunteer befriender, to provide support to improve their mental health & wellbeing.

“I am delighted that Womankind’s Befriending service has been awarded funding which will enable us to support more isolated women who are struggling with their mental health.

We know from running the service that befriending helps individuals to build on their strengths, abilities and networks thereby increasing their sense of belonging within their community. In addition, regular support from a volunteer befriender helps women through the isolation and anxiety engendered by the pandemic.”

Kyra Bond, CEO, Womankind.