A MENTAL health organisation now has its own newsletter thanks to the generosity of a Free Press reader.
Mark Cunningham, 39, of Queensgate, Bridlington, was helped by Hull and East Yorkshire Mind which supports people with mental health issues, when he hit a bad patch earlier this year.
The courses and activities they involved him in at their centre, at Bridlington’s Old Parcels Office, got him back on the right track.
When he got his life and his self-esteem back he wanted to help by producing a regular newsletter for the group.
However, he lacked a suitable computer with a Microsoft Publisher programme to enable him to do it.
After the Free Press told his story and made an appeal for a computer a reader has made an anonymous donation of a Toshiba laptop with the publisher programme.
Now Mark has been able to produce an autumn edition of his MIND newsletter “Mind over Matter” and is currently working on a Christmas and winter edition and hopes to make it a monthly publication in the new year.
As well as detailing forthcoming events and activities the newsletter includes hints and tips, a competition, and Mark also takes his own photographs for the illustrations.
“The man who gave me the laptop said he had seen the piece in the Free Press and just decided to give me the computer with the Microsoft Publisher programme. It is perfect for what I need,” said Mark. Nick Tyldsley, HEYM marketing and communications officer, said that despite funding cuts the Old Parcels Office was still offering courses and anyone wanting support can still contact them on Bridlington 400000 or their Head office on 01482 240200