Mental Health Awareness is very important and having personally experienced this, I know talking about the subject is a great healer. There is also a wealth of knowledge and help available and I want to make this more accessible to everyone. My long term goal is to set up a foundation that can be accessed by Mental Health sufferers worldwide.
This got me thinking of ways to raise funds to make this happen, to make a real difference. The solution could be using the 'power of the internet & social media'. If everyone donated just £1 that would equate to billions, Sounds crazy right !
Through the power of the internet and social media, I am reaching out to ask you to use the button below or indeed just send £1 (GBP) using PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I donate more than £1 ? well, yes, any larger amount will be gracefully accepted. The reason £1 was originally suggested, is that it's a smaller, more manageable sum of money that most would have less issue giving.
£1 means giving up … a cup of coffee, your daily newspaper for a few days, a bar of chocolate or something as small as a glass of wine.
So, what will the money be used for? It is my intention to put together an event that would bring together many professionals in this sector, together with those that have experienced Mental Health Issues. This will raise further awareness and also give us the information we need to make help and advice more accessible. Long term plans include establishing a foundation that can be accessed by Mental Health sufferers worldwide.
I will be updating the graphic below with progress every week, so keep checking back on this post.
For this to work we need to get this article shared on as many Twitter accounts and Facebook pages as possible, plus any other social media you use. Simply share a link to this article, mention you donated and use the hashtag #itsOKtoTALK … or simply copy & paste the message below.
I just donated to this crazy social media experiment raising funds for #MentalHealthAwareness … you can too here http://bit.ly/itsOKtoTALK #itsOKtoTALK
Please note; all donations are non refundable. If the goal is not met, no refunds will be made. If the goal is not met, the funds used will be used to move the project forwards in an alternative way to ensure they are used to good effect. No correspondence will be entered into regarding this fundraiser and emails cannot be replied to.