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Prior to our talk, IPP Barbara Collins presented Alison Shepherd from Friends of Chernobyl’s Children with a cheque for £400.

Northallerton & District Soroptimists met on 11th May .

WP_20170511_19_05_27_ProPrior to our talk, IPP Barbara Collins presented Alison Shepherd from Friends of Chernobyl’s Children with a cheque for £400.

Our speakers were Catherine Walters and Deborah Gell from Mental Health Support Group.

They explained that two in three people suffer with mental health problems and over 105 billion pounds is spent on it by the NHS but only six pence in very pound is spent on research

Catherine and Deborah said that the group was set up in 1980 by a Doctor in Thirsk wanting to give patients discharged from hospital a place to go and have somewhere to chat.

Since those early days the group has grown and now have offer a wide range of services including Day Support services, Drop-Ins and Wellbeing Centres and Outreach Support across the Hambleton and Richmondshire area.

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 08th June our speaker will be Val Hills, Si Regional Officer

Anyone is welcome to join us at Romanby Golf and Country Club , Yafforth Road, Romanby. New members are always very welcome. For more information call Ann Whitewick 01609 770209 or visit our website www.sigbi.org/northallerton