Wiltshire Mind mental health charity to end services
A mental health charity in Wiltshire is to fold due to a lack of funding.
Melksham-based Wiltshire Mind has been self-financed since 2010 after the local authority withdrew funding.
In a statement, the charity trustees said they had found it "almost impossible" to obtain new funding to run Mind's core services.
Information and support groups and counselling services will stop in November, with the full service to end on 7 December.
General manager Carolyn Long said: "This decision has been taken with great reluctance, but sadly there seems to be no alternative as we have simply not been able to find the money needed to run Wiltshire Mind on a day-to-day basis.'Great dedication'
"We are making every effort to signpost our service users to other organisations and will work to the end to ensure that we offer them all possible support.
"We are also ensuring that our staff, who have shown great dedication, are supported throughout this difficult time and in seeking future employment."
Wiltshire Mind was founded in 1993 in order to provide care and information services for people experiencing mental distress.
In 2010 it lost its contract with Wiltshire Council, which went on to award funding to Christian care and support group Alabare.