I run two support groups: one art group for people with mental illness, and one for carers. I started attending a carer support group after my son became ill 26 years ago, and then 14 years ago took over as group coordinator. I started fundraising, and as my son loves art I organised an exhibition using the money I raised. Then 9 years ago was asked to start an art group, too, after local services started closing. Those in my groups are truly amazing people. I’ve learnt so much from them, and they learn so much from each other.
...and look our for more from Trina if you’re a reader of Candis magazine! She’s featured in the January edition (on shelves in December).
All the money we raise for this appeal goes towards our support groups, helping people like Trina.
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