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£530raised of £5,000 target by 27 supporters

    Weʼve raised £530 to raise awareness for male depression and other mental illness and set up a hotline and drop in centre. Tel: 01625 425 491 for help @ any time

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    Funded on Saturday, 10th December 2016

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    Some statistics for you; In 2013, 6,233 suicides were recorded in the UK for people aged 15 and older. Of these, 78% were male and 22% were female. This means that for every 5 suicides committed 4 of these were men. The number one cause of death for men aged under 35 is suicide. So how come when a recent survey was carried out the results said that 1 in 4 women are suffering compared to the 1 in 8 men at any one time. This can't be right though can it? what is the reason behind these numbers not adding up correctly? I believe it comes down to the society we live in. Men are not allowed to show their emotions and there is not enough help out there for those that do want help. This is something I know from a first hand experience. On the 28/10/16 I had enough of suffering and could only see one way out. Overdose. Luckily for me, after a few days in a coma and time spent in the ICU, I survived and was given a second chance. I want to take this chance to help other men. Nobody else should have to suffer like this. I would like to set up my own charity to help battle male depression, there would be a hotline and a drop in centre to start with for those who need help, want to chat and can't wait on the NHS waiting lists any longer. In order to do this I need to set up a charity and for this to work I need £5000 to set up as a charity. Please donate as little or as much as you like. Depression is real, depression is here. A change needs to be made and it can only be done with your help. Thank you for reading.

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    • Sam Birkin1 year ago
      Sam Birkin

      Sam Birkin

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you to all supporters, unfortunately we didn't raise the needed amount to register as a charity. So, the £500 raised will be used to fund an outdoor event next summer in which i already have 2 confirmed music artists that will perform for free. Hopefully the event will raise enough to get us up un the next step. Thank you again

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    • Sam Birkin1 year ago
      Sam Birkin

      Sam Birkin

      1 year ago

      Please remember everyone. Although this campaign is aimed around male depression. Female depression and a just as important and should be addressed equally. Anybody is welcome to talk to me any time.

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    • Sam Birkin1 year ago
      Sam Birkin

      Sam Birkin

      1 year ago

      £210 in 3 days is amazing. You guys are amazing. You should be proud. I'll be holding a fund raising event soon so will post details on here. Hopefully I'll see a lot of people there.

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    • Sam Birkin1 year ago
      Sam Birkin

      Sam Birkin

      1 year ago

      Just one wall of cards from my well wishers. Just know that you all inspired me to start this campaign. So you haven't only saved my life. You will probably save many more.

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    27

    • Jenny cole

      Jenny cole

      Nov 25, 2016

      I think it's an amazing thing your doing sam giving others the support that you should have received and I hope this small donation helps towards you are working for your story inspire others xx

      £20.00

    • Emily Schofield

      Emily Schofield

      Nov 19, 2016

      Excellent charity- good luck with it all !! :-)

    • Deborah steppe

      Deborah steppe

      Nov 19, 2016

      £10.00

    • Matthew Duffy

      Matthew Duffy

      Nov 19, 2016

    • Hannah Bentley

      Hannah Bentley

      Nov 19, 2016

      I'm very sorry to hear about your sad time mate, you are doing such a great thing and I wish you the very best of luck. Such an inspiration. Well done Sam xxx

      £30.00

    • Dean Barrett

      Dean Barrett

      Nov 19, 2016

      Hope your ok pal, you are doing something great mate.

      £20.00

    • Ashley Forbes

      Ashley Forbes

      Nov 19, 2016

      Such an amazing thing you are doin for such a worthy cause. Too many people suffer in silence.Stay strong, fight. Survive.'Stars can't shine without darkness'

      £20.00

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