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£2,490
raised of £1,000 target by 74 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,490 to Set up and run a Mental Health Awareness, Advice, Support and Therapy Hub based in the village of Newarthill in memory of Gemma Jones.

    Newarthill, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 25th February 2018

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    Story

    On September 16th, 2017 my little sister went to sleep. On September 17th, we could not wake her up. The cause of death is yet unknown. She died aged 29. She struggled with mental health difficulties since childhood. She was misdiagnosed over and over again, went through numerous anti-depressants and was failed miserably by the NHS mental health system. Last year went to a private psychologist who diagnosed her as having Emotional Instability Personality Disorder. We cried together when we were told. She finally felt listened to. The Doctor recommended treatment and medication but the NHS psychologist told her the DBT treatment wasn’t available through the NHS.

    Researching this, I found out that she could go out with our area to receive this treatment and explained this to her GP. He promised to look into this....after two months without reply she lost all hope. Her mental health spiralled and she slept most days away. She was prescribed a cocktail of prescription drugs, part of her downfall. Sertraline, 200g Pregabalin (3x a day!) and Diazepam. She leaves behind a ten year old little girl who already lost her Daddy to mental health and a four year old little boy.

    Her friends organised a charity night but I couldn't think of one that actually helped her. I decided that I want this money to help our community directly. Nobody should have to wait months to see an NHS psychologist or wait weeks between appointments. This support should be accessible and readily available.

    We will start a Mental Health Support, Advice and Therapy Hub based in the Newarthill Community Centre in memory of Gemma with the hope of expanding into other villages as we grow. People suffering from trauma, grief, loss and mental health difficulties will be supported through counselling, life coaching, financial advice, relaxation therapy and individual or group discussions.

    As Gemma would say #alwaysbekind
    "Do small things with great love and you'll make a big difference".

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    • Rhonda Jones2 years ago
      Rhonda Jones

      Rhonda Jones

      2 years ago

      Thanks to all of you kind souls we opened our doors on October 1st, 2018 and since we have helped educate over 500 members of the public in various free mental health courses. We have a steady number of guests ever week in our hub who seek our support, use our free therapy and counselling service, our feel good library, our free craft & chat and knit & natter groups and most recently our free Men only fitness & wellbeing group. We have travelled around Lanarkshire educating schools and clubs on stigma free mental health. All thanks to you. YAMS

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    Supporters

    74

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 9, 2018

      £10.00

    • Lynn Docherty

      Lynn Docherty

      Jan 6, 2018

      I am proud to help your sister & others life's not be in vain. X

    • Katarzyna Zawadzka

      Katarzyna Zawadzka

      Jan 6, 2018

      Prevention and support is better that treat 💖💖💖

      £10.00

    • Laura Ferguson

      Laura Ferguson

      Jan 5, 2018

      £20.00

    • robert taylor

      robert taylor

      Jan 5, 2018

      £20.00

    • Arlene Sayers

      Arlene Sayers

      Dec 23, 2017

      Xxx

      £50.00

    • Emma Bradley

      Emma Bradley

      Dec 15, 2017

      Instead of sending my christmas cards this year. ❤️

      £20.00

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    Rhonda Jones

    Rhonda Jones

    Newarthill, United Kingdom

    Just a doting big sister trying to make a difference in this world

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