3 Charities and Initiatives we LOVE!
So, this week on our social media channels you may have noticed that it’s all about the MIND!
Because today is World Mental Health Day and it’s a day we use to check in with our ethos every year. We look at what we are doing for our own mental health, what we could do better and, more importantly, how we could help others.
If you don’t subscribe to our email list you’ll have missed the initiatives we’re launching this week to raise money for our charity, however you can find out more on the usual social channels and we’ll add some info to the blog later this week.
First up, below is a list of 3 AWESOME charities/projects/initiatives we’re loving at the moment, all focused on mental health awareness and support.
1. CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.
This is a charity close to our hearts and one we raise money for every year! Please check out their website for more info and keep an eye out as we’re raising money throughout October and November in various ways at the studio and it won’t cost YOU a penny!
2. James’ Place – Liverpool
Having opened just this year, James’ Place is an initiative formed by Clare Milford Haven and Nick Wentworth-Stanley, as part of the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund which they founded in 2008, after they tragically lost their twenty-one-year-old son, James, to suicide, ten days following a minor operation. James went looking for someone to talk to about his anxiety and suicidal thoughts but sadly didn’t find the urgent help he so desperately needed within a system that is already stretched to breaking point. As a result, Clare and Nick have set up James' Place to address this very issue - to support and listen to men who would like to talk and share how they are feeling, with people who understand and care, during their time of need.
Based in Liverpool we love that this centre is so male focused and personal. We hope to see this charity go from strength to strength over the coming years.
3. Lancashire MIND
“We work collaboratively within Lancashire to shape a generation that won’t treat people differently based on their mental health. We believe that through partnership we can embed our values and beliefs, share experiences and improve people’s mental wellbeing across the county.”
Lancashire mind, although affiliated with the national MIND campaign, do not receive any financial support from them so if you’re looking to support a more local charity that is looking to improve the well being of people in Lancashire then look no further.
We hope that you continue to support our studio so that we can continue to support some amazing people bringing awareness and help to those in need.