So, the two charities we are raising awareness for are Mind, the charity Calm (The Campaign against Living Miserably). I have set up our donation page so you can choose which one you want to personally donate to. I’ve done this as certain people can either donate to both equally or more or less so as per what charity they may have seen help people they know or even themselves. That choice is one I will let you make, so you know exactly where your money is going, whether its to a particular charity or between them both. The target for each is the same, your freedom to choose is yours, either way YOU are making a massive difference, so thank you 😊
Here you can find out more about what they do and exactly how your money is going to help.
Lets start with Mind
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. In 2016, Mind merged with the depression alliance charity, making them an even stronger force when it comes to eradicating all types of mental illness in the UK.
You can see one of its patrons, Stephen Fry describe how important mental health charities are in the video.
Schoolchildren. Teachers. Parents. Police officers. Fire officers. Paramedics. Search and rescue teams. People experiencing a mental health crisis. Football fans. Politicians. People put at risk by the benefits system. People who would rather text than talk. People with nowhere else to turn.
It’s a long list, and we’ll make sure it keeps getting longer. Because we’re here for everyone experiencing a mental health problem – and last year they reached out to more people than ever before.
To put into context, 16m million different people accessed their help website last year, over 118,000 people phoned their support line for help and over 108,000 used their web based service for help. Your money helps maintain these services and fundamental research into all aspects of mental health.
Now onto CALM
The Campaign Against Living Miserably, aims to eradicate suicide in the UK. Every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives. This is where we can all get together to help those who are going through this horrible illness.
Anyone can hit crisis point. We run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
Together with our help they help our parents, siblings, partners, friends and colleagues. They spread our message and facilitate, universities, pubs, clubs and various other institutions across the country – so that people feel empowered to share their experiences and get the help they need before they reach the point of crisis.
If you need help, right now or anytime, please, click here for a list of numbers, web chats and other ways you can reach out.
There’s ALWAYS someone here for you