Weʼre raising £8,000 to continue to enhance Mike's Mates (www.mikesmates.com) so that individuals in need can get access to mental health support faster and easier.
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As five London-based professionals, we launched Mike’s Mates to create a central hub of information on mental health services so that you can find the right mental health support, at the right time. Support for the Mind.
The results: www.mikesmates.com. A faster route to help (less clicks, more clarity on options).
The story: When we were looking for help for our friend Mike, we found that there were a lot of great organisations doing great things (raising awareness, reducing the stigma..etc) but it was challenging to really figure out who could provide on-the-ground support in time. Many of the charities and organisations that provide practical support reinvest in their services so we want to improve visibility and access directly to them through enhanced marketing and technology.
The why: We lost our friend Mike to suicide in 2015. So in addition to our day jobs, we have launched this charity to help prevent you from going through the same experience. It is sponsored in partnership with Maudsley International and funded simply by ourselves and donations from friends/family.
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Sonia and David Chambers
Nov 9, 2019
In honour of your 40th birthday Rick, we are so happy to support this wonderful cause love Sonia and Captain xxx
Peggy and Paul Heron
Nov 9, 2019
Happy birthday Rick. We wish you were here to celebrate with us Mike xxx
Sep 30, 2019
Well done Ross Cooper - a great cause
Sep 9, 2019
A big thank you to the 8x8 Team for raising this amazing amount of money for Mike's Mates!!
Mar 12, 2019
what a lovely idea xx
Mar 7, 2019
Good luck with your fund raising for an excellent cause.
Mar 4, 2019
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