Fifth Sense’s Duncan Boak recently attended the Annual General Meeting of the Lambeth and Southwark branch of Mind, the mental health charity. Duncan was there to learn about the work that Mind does in supporting people with mental health problems on a local level, and speak to those present about the work that Fifth Sense is doing on behalf of people affected by disorders of the senses of smell and taste.
Duncan was invited along by Kelly Boughtflower, Information Service Advisor at the branch, whose mum Patricia lost her sense of smell several years ago, and is now awaiting for an appointment with a specialist as a result of getting information from Fifth Sense.
Olfactory disorders can have a major impact on the emotional and psychological wellbeing of those affected by them, causing depression and feelings of isolation, something that at present isn’t widely known. Mind exist to ensure that people don’t have to face mental illness alone, and we hope that developing links between our respective organisations can ultimately benefit people whose lives have been impacted by smell and taste disorders.
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