I’m feeling completely demoralised with setting up MEN HEAL.
When I went to see Mind Monmouthshire, the person at the top said they didn’t agree with the idea of support groups.
I set up a group at another centre previously where confidentiality was continually breached by staff. Half the people who attended the group wanted everything for nothing. They thought 50p per hour was too costly even though that didn’t cover the cost of the room. The staff of the centre were very negative about the group. They didn’t help market the group and when I did they moaned why I didn’t market the other classes that run there whch have nothing to do with me. Also lots of gossip about staff and clients including with a local police officer.
I’m out of pocket setting this all up. It feels like a waste of time.
People complain about loss of community but aren’t willing to give anything to their community. People complain of loss of services but aren’t willing to pay a small price to cover expenses of volunteers involved. People in the UK have a very bad attitude from what I have seen.
Other so called voluntary or charity organisations aren’t keen on new ventures like this because we might steal their funding. Welcome to capitalist greed… even in the charity and volunteer sectors.
Feeling so demoralised.