Bury mental health charity announces new patron

A MENTAL health charity has announced its new patron and volunteer.

BIG in Mental Health is a charity founded in 2007 to raise the voices of people who use mental health services and has recruited Emma Kenny as its new patron.

Emma has experience as a mental health professional, leading live meditation classes on social media and hosting a number of crime programs relating to mental health topics including Britain’s Darkest Taboos and What the Killer Did Next.

Her duties will include talking to users of mental health services in Bury and working with them to find new ways to improve their lives and understand the issues they face.

Emma said: “I am absolutely thrilled and honored to take on my role as godmother for BIG.

“This is a position I intend to take very seriously and I hope my contribution will help further the ambitions of the charity and all the incredible work that Frances and her team have done.

“I am very fortunate to be active in delivering group sessions at BIG and am honored by the total dedication of staff, volunteers and the appreciation of their clients.”

France Halligan, founder of the association, added: “Since the creation of BIG in 2007, we have thought long and hard about who would be the ideal person to sponsor our association.

“We first met Emma when I asked her if she would be willing to give a talk at one of our group sessions. It was immediately obvious that she would be the perfect godmother for us.

“Emma is open about her own lived experience, she has a lot of warmth and empathy.”

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