Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
Like so many families across the UK my own family has been affected by mental health. My eldest son has struggled since his early teens. His mental health problems inevitably impacted on the rest of the family too, especially his two brothers. At the time I struggled to find the help we needed as a family. In the end we just muddled through, we did our best to cope with a situation that we were ill equipped to handle.
In the last few years I am pleased to say that as a nation we are now talking more about mental health, especially that of our young people in what is a rapidly changing world.
This awareness however, has not been matched by investment in services to support those with mental health problems or their families. This is why this year I hope to raise some money for Solent Mind who provide much needed services and support across Hampshire as well as being part of a wider network of MIND charities across the country. I am doing this in the hope that another family like ours will find the help they need at the time that they need it.
As I won't be running a marathon or climbing a mountain anytime soon, throughtout the year I will be auctioning my work on Instagram to raise much needed funds for Solent MIND. It would be great if you could support this either by bidding on one of the items or sharing what I am doing to others who might be interested, THANK YOU
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