Weʼve raised £305 to Help fund Mental health awareness projects - Messages Of Hope to people suffering with mental Illness.
- Solihull, UK
- Funded on Wednesday, 13th February 2019
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My name is Katie and as well as being an Etsy Shop owner and a Mummy I have bipolar disorder and a mental health campaigner.
After a very long battle with mental illness, 15 years trying to get the right help and battling the NHS which ultimately resulted in my planning to end my life I am not now in a place where things are finally better which has given me a HUGE passion for mental mental healrh awareness and helping others.
I started My website www.mentalhealthjourney.co.uk where I blog, vlog and send "Happy post" free to those struggling with mental health issues.
From there I hung messages of hope to a bridge known for suicide, then a hearts of hope project for work mental health day which were 150 messages of hope hung to a park entrance for people to take away.
I have recently done numerous interviews to promote metal mental health awareness and currently have another 4 planned projects including local libraries and more outdoor projects around Christmas as this can be a difficult time for people struggling with mental illness.
The problem is due to the winter and so materials having to change that will withstand the weather and the number of projects I aim to do the cost is mounting and I simply cannot cover it all being one person so have set this up to see if I can get some help with materials needed which would be hugely appreciated no matter how small!
These projects make a difference to people and have been so well received so any help is so appreciated and will go towards me being able to carry out the Christmas projects I have planned to raise awareness and hopefully give people a little hope and comfort.
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Nov 23, 2018
Sorry thought I covered it all hahahaSteve@MHA0582 XX
Nov 23, 2018
Hi Katie,Sorry for the lateness of my donation, go do all the inspiring things you need to do. Thank you for everything you do and for our little chats. Steve@MHA0582XX
Nov 1, 2018
Wonderful what you are doing!
Oct 22, 2018
Keep up the good work Katie xx
Oct 22, 2018
You are doing a fantastic job, a real inspiration. Your display at Shirley Park touched my heart!
Oct 17, 2018
Happy to help much inspiring project. Ash.
Oct 16, 2018
Keep up the good work, you’re amazing xxx
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I am a passionate mental health campaigner doing what I can in my own small ways to raise awareness on mental health and end stigma. I have been in local media sharing my projects, speaking out about self harm, suicide and general mental illness. Www.mentalhealthjourney.co.uk