Charities

I have chosen to support two charities. Both very different, but also intrinsically linked.

Mind – A mental health charity

One in four people are likely to experience a mental health problem in 2012.

Whether directly, or indirectly, this affects every single one of us.

The ignorance of, and stigma attached to, mental health issues must be addressed.

Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.

Mind campaign vigorously to create a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all.

A society where people with experience of mental distress are treated fairly, positively and with respect.

Samaritans – Need someone to talk to?

Samaritans provides completely confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

People can contact Samaritans via telephone, e-mail, text or face-to-face visits.

Samaritans also visit prisons, hospitals, schools, the workplace and work with homeless people.

Samaritans enable people experiencing feelings of distress or despair to receive confidential emotional support at any time of the day or night.

Samaritans also promote better understanding in society of suicide, suicidal behaviour and the value of expressing feelings which may otherwise lead to suicide or impaired emotional health.

Whatever you’ve done, whatever life has done to you, you can call Samaritans.

No names, no pressure, no judgement. Any time.

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