Liverpool mental health charities are facing huge challenges in securing funding for their work.

A small pool of government funds, alongside the competition to secure these grants means only a select few organisations receive the proper financial aid.

This means many of these initiatives rely solely on fundraising from the general public, opposed to formal government support.

Jake Mahon spoke to mental health nurse and Dean McShane and Michelle Roach from New Beginnings Improving Lives CIC to gain insight into the financial perils that come with running such organisations.