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    Weʼve raised £1,805 to fund the training of therapists in Guyana to treat people suffering with depression and anxiety in order to reduce the high suicide rate

    London, UK and Brighton UK
    Funded on Sunday, 25th November 2018

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    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in Guyana

    Guyana has the highest suicide rate in the world for women and the second highest rate for men (source: World Health Organisation). Three members of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) are going to Guyana for two weeks, from the 20th April 2018, to try to make a difference. The reasons why the suicide rates are so high are multi-factorial and not fully understood. However, in conjunction with The Guyana Foundation, a mental health charity, we will be training 48 people to be able assess and treat people suffering from depression and anxiety. Our aim is that this cohort of people will create an organisation, similar to BABCP, that can then develop a service for the people of Guyana, which will expand both in knowledge and numbers. At least one of us will be going back in October to monitor their progress.

    This is where you come in. we are providing our time for free and, at the moment, we are paying for our own travel expenses. If you are able to make a donation it would be gratefully appreciated. Any money raised will go to cover the costs of our travel expenses and teaching materials.

    In the event that we raise enough money to cover these costs any extra money will be donated to the Guyana Foundation to further their work.

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    • Colin Blowers3 months ago
      Colin Blowers

      Colin Blowers

      3 months ago

      Help. With just under 7 weeks to go almost everything is in place and we’re good to go. Unfortunately, donations have dried up. We will still be going but, as we are well short of our target, we will have to fund most of the project from our own pockets. If you know of anyone who might wish to donate, please let them know that any contribution will be gratefully received.

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    • Colin Blowers6 months ago
      Colin Blowers

      Colin Blowers

      6 months ago

      Once again, thank you so much for your support. As you might have realised we should now be in Guyana. However, at the request of The Guyana Government, the training program has now been rescheduled and will commence on Monday 29th October 2018. If you know of anyone who wishes to donate, please let them know that any contribution will be gratefully received, as we are still well short of our target.

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    • Colin Blowers8 months ago
      Colin Blowers

      Colin Blowers

      8 months ago

      Thank you so much for your kind support, you've been brilliant. For a number of reasons, beyond my control, we have had to delay our trip to Guyana by 5 weeks. We are now going on the 25th May 2018. Our goals to make a difference and save lives remains unchanged.

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    8 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 9/11/2018 12:49 PM

    Supporters

    14

    • Laura Thomas

      Laura Thomas

      May 10, 2018

      Great cause, wish I could get more involved!

      £50.00

    • Ashley Kent

      Ashley Kent

      May 5, 2018

      Good luck Krish, a very worthy cause.

      £100.00

    • Hugo Ricketts

      Hugo Ricketts

      May 4, 2018

      Good luck Colin and team.

      £30.00

    • Damian Mottram

      Damian Mottram

      Apr 28, 2018

      Hugely impressive and important cause Colin. Good to see you

      £250.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 26, 2018

      £25.00

    • Sarah Ellard

      Sarah Ellard

      Apr 20, 2018

      £50.00

    • Michiela Kerr

      Michiela Kerr

      Apr 19, 2018

      £30.00

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    Colin Blowers

    Colin Blowers

    London, UK and Brighton UK

    I have a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology and have worked as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist for the past 38 years. I am also a Board member and an Accredited member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).

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