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"I am so very, very grateful. It's not just the money itself, crucial though it is. After the rejections from a failing mental health system, it is just being accepted that my needs are actually real and treatable means so very, very much. Please thank them from the bottom of my heart."

What the Retreat York Benevolent Fund do

We provide two kinds of grants:

1. Mental health treatment – grants can be made for healthcare provided by The Retreat and other healthcare organisations including physical healthcare.

Please be aware that all referrals for treatment at The Retreat need to be via healthcare professionals such as Care Co-ordinators, Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers or Commissioners.

2. Funds can also be used to support projects which relate directly to Quaker initiatives promoting good mental health practice.