Grippers is a charity in Gloucestershire to support people who are recovering from mental illness.
Grippers exists to give financial help to enable those who are recovering from psychosis to participate in educational and outward-bound projects, sports and art activities and courses, to encourage confidence and a return to normal life.
The Work of the Charity
Since its foundation in 2006, Grippers has raised an average of around £8000 per annum. As we have virtually no overheads, almost every penny goes to fund a wide variety of activities, sports and other equipment and educational courses.
Every July, we pay for a four-day residential outward-bound style course in West Wales, attended by up to twelve young people who are recovering from psychosis. They take part in challenging physical activities as well as planning and cooking meals, building trust and confidence and judging by the smiles, having fun and chilling out.