Toni Hale has an MSC in Forensic Psychology, worked with the police, the NHS and the private sector.
“I believed there was something fundamentally missing in the mental health industry. Having a mental health problem can be a critical time in a person’s life. Therefore, it is vital that people get the right help and support, as I know myself from having a mental health problem for over 26 years.”
After meeting a patient, who passed away in 2013, I decided to set up the MHA Trust to help people with mental health issues get back into work and provide on-going support in other areas of their lives.
The main aim is to help people with mental health problems to get back into employment or education with assistance. Helping to cut down on the isolation whilst providing a support structure where people can train and learn new skills, helping to build confidence and self-esteem.
We have placed 50 people in employment and helped over a 1000 with welfare related issues.
Everybody needs someone they can turn to in a time of need.
What is mental health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week. It appears that how people cope with mental health problems is getting worse. Worries about money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope. The number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing.
Ways you can make a difference
You can donate to MHA Trust in many ways
PROJECT SUPPORT / WILLS
The projects supported through the Gift Fund may vary from year to year, depending on the needs of the MHAT.
Considering a bequest in a will?
Lots of volunteering opportunities
Become a mentor?
Work from home?
Projects Supported by the Gift Fund may be used to:
Support and train care packages for each person signing up to our services.
Purchase special equipment as needed.
Support workshops and conferences on subjects of priority importance to mental health Issues?
Consultancy and training packages for new and established businesses
Marketing and media projects for distribution