Who we are
Our charity dates back as far as 1247 when former Sheriff of the City of London, Alderman FitzMary donated the funds to create the Priory of St Mary of Bethlehem. Which went on to become the Bethlem Hospital.
We fund many different projects. Some of our present ones include:
- The Sydenham Garden Project which provides conservation and creative opportunities for local residents and in particular those with mental health problems.
- The Dragon Cafe – a relaxing café and imaginative space that provides creative and wellbeing activities.
- The Moving Forward Project, that delivers trapeze and drama lessons for people recovering from mental health issues to improve wellbeing, confidence and social inclusion, and help individuals make positive steps towards gaining and retaining work.
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