Wish and COVID-19

Wish is a user-led charity for women experiencing mental health difficulties in prisons, hospitals and the community. Visit their website at: www.womenatwish.org.uk

Kelly Royer, Community Link Worker, tells us that many women have found it very difficult to adapt to sudden changes brought about by lockdown, but the NSUN COVID-19 grant enabled Wish to purchase Zoom to keep their meetings and drop-in service going. On top of this, they were also able to run workshops around managing anxieties, and provided packs to women who couldn’t make it to the sessions or didn’t have access to IT.

In the immediate future, they’re hoping to run IT sessions for women who are unfamiliar with using technology or are otherwise digitally excluded, and to set up a positive pathways project that focusses on enabling what the women they support want to achieve.

Video edited by Flexible Films