It has been a difficult year for Impact MH. Securing funding for our successful peer support programme has proven difficult for us all, particularly in an already challenging economic environment. Consequently, it is with great sadness I inform you of our charity closure, which will cease operating on 23rd October 2014 in Bedfordshire and Luton.

We understand that for many of you, the closure of our service leaves a significant gap in peer support, recovery opportunities and for this, we are saddened.

However, we are pleased to inform you that in Bedford and in the south of the county - soon to be confirmed, volunteers from Impact MH have independently coordinated community-peer-support groups.

The details for each group will vary in location, days and times. For more information about accessing these groups, please go to the Impact FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Impact-MH/131799666858944 where regular updates will be posted in the near future.

Our heartfelt thanks go to all the people we have met during our own journey of development - funders, commissioners, volunteers and members of Impact MH and of course, our peers. Change as a result of closure might be seen as negative. However, we at Impact believe that change can be a positive move and often the start of something new...

Wishing you all hope, happiness and health each day.

Deanne Clark
Chief Executive

Matthew House
Matthew Street

Telephone 01582 611079