Glasgow-based charity Time and Space has been successful in securing £2,000 to fund its work with people who hear voices. The money is coming from Corra Foundation and is part of almost £200,000 of funding that has been awarded this month to 48 charities for work across Scotland, eleven of which are in Glasgow.
Elaine Weir, Manager, said: “Time and Space was set up two years ago as there was no local specialist support for people who hear voices as a result of auditory hallucinations, or for their families. Many people have this condition as a result of complex and enduring mental health problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, though this is not the case for everyone. We offer free weekly peer support group, one-to-one counselling, carers support, information and drop-in service for people in and around Glasgow who are troubled by voices.”
Mary Craig OBE, Chief Executive of Corra Foundation, said: “This condition can be frightening and stop people getting involved in day to day activities most of us take for granted. It is also difficult for other people to understand which can make it hard for the families of people affected, so supporting them is also important. This is the first time we have funded Time and Space, and we’re delighted to be able to support the work they do for people in and around Glasgow.”
The Foundation is interested in hearing from other charities in the area that are working to make life better for people who are disadvantaged, and the next closing date for applications is 16th September.