Every two years we choose two Church Charities. One based in the local area and one with am international remit. In 2021 we are due to change our charities.

We have decided to continue with Mission Aviation fellowship (MAF) as our international charity, as circumstances have meant that neither us or MAF have been able to complete our planned activities together.

For our Charity based nearer home we have decided to support Solent Mind as we feel that a lot of people are likely to be seeking Mental Health support at this time.

Our support will officially start at the start of the Methodist New Year on the first of September.

Solent Mind describes there mission as follows:

Our mission is to make sure anyone in our community experiencing a mental health issue has somewhere to turn to for advice, information and support.

Solent Mind

They have over 280 employees in Hampshire, and work with over 100 volunteers in the county. They offer telephone and online support to anyone who needs it.

You may have come across one of there places of work without realising it as part of there activities involves running Mayfield Nurseries a popular plant Nursery based in Mayfield Park in Southampton. There are many more activities than described here over 20 different sorts of support and awareness activities were described on one page of there website.

There website can be found at

https://www.solentmind.org.uk/