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raised of £400 target by 6 supporters

    Weʼve raised £110 to help with running costs and advertising the Men's Mental Health Event (20/5/18 Leeds City Museum) and the follow up activity sessions

    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Funded on Thursday, 10th May 2018

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    In October 2017 I lost my friend to suicide but knew nothing of his mental health issues and his experiences in the last two months of his life.

    I decided to organise a men's mental health event. It was supposed to be a very small affair but after putting an appeal out on Facebook I realised that this was a big subject on people's minds and to do it any justice I needed to give it the space it seemed to be asking for.

    The event will be held on Sunday 20th May, at the end of Mental Health Awareness Week, at Leeds City Museum. It will serve as a launch event for a series of activity sessions and so will combine a mixture of mental health charities/organisations providing information and support, activity/social groups to join up to, real stories from men who have experienced mental illness, and a variety of workshops such as a visit from State of Mind Sport, Mindfulness For Men and Self Care Isn't Selfish". (Full schedule available at

    It was very important to me that real stories be heard at this event. We need real conversations about mental health and mental illness.

    I have created a crowdfunding page to receive donations towards the cost of organising the event i.e. advertising costs, arranging venues for activity sessions, providing money towards activity overheads for community projects. Any remaining money will be donated to CALM (see



    • Lisa Bourne6 years ago
      Lisa Bourne

      Lisa Bourne

      6 years ago

      Thanks so much to everyone for helping with the costs of the event <3 I really do appreciate it. The event went really well :D

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    • Lisa Bourne6 years ago
      Lisa Bourne

      Lisa Bourne

      6 years ago

      This event has received funding from Leeds Community Foundation and Leeds Suicide Bereavement Service. I'm so very grateful to them for their support

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    7 years ago

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    • Kimberley Cryer

      Kimberley Cryer

      Feb 10, 2018

      Hope this helps Lisa! Sounds like it will be a brilliant event that will help so many people! Well done!xx


    • Gladys Tirwomwe-Faye

      Gladys Tirwomwe-Faye

      Jan 12, 2018

      Hope this helps. Very proud of what you are doing xx


    • Anonymous


      Jan 12, 2018

      Good luck with the awesome project

    • Christine Berrisford

      Christine Berrisford

      Jan 10, 2018

      Hope this is a huge success and that lots of people benefit from your efforts. Xxx


    • lynn o'brien

      lynn o'brien

      Jan 10, 2018

      top job Lisa...wishing you much success with the event x


    • Rebecca Teanby

      Rebecca Teanby

      Jan 10, 2018

      Good luck with the event. I know Simon meant a lot to you and hopefully you can raise awareness to help others like him xxx

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