One of my main mental health awareness goals for 2019 has been to hold an event.
I think so often it’s easy to focus on the negatives of mental illness that we forget about those out there that struggle, battle their own brains everyday but go on to help others.
I want to create an event that recognises those people, that recognises those one in a million professionals and that allows people to share their stories to offer hope to others.
I have been lucky enough to have been given a complimentary venue from the Bierkeller in Birmingham which is amazing seen as even Solihull and Birmingham Mental Health Foundation Trust woukd not offer their own venue/function room for this event, telling me that that had yearly financial targets to hit…. (Shocking I know, this is the mental health trust for the whole of solihull and Birmingham!)
There will be many more costs however and while my usual projects are funded from my own pocket with the occasional very kind donation, this project I will need some support with.
Unfortunately it doesn’t fit the criteria for any finding that I have looked at so I’m looking for your help!
This event will benefit not only those in Birmingham or those that attend but I hope as I have found through my other projects those further afield that read about it, hear about it to show that you CAN overcome, you CAN achieve and that there is hope.
I would really appreciate any help and 100% of all donations will go towards making this event happen!
Please see my fundraising page here
I’m through to the next stage of the UK Blog Awards 2019 which is very exciting!
The UK Blog Awards celebrates bloggers from a whole range of different categories and I am under the “Mental Health” and “Wellbeing” categories.
These awards mean the world to me due to their ethos and what understand for. Alot of their social posts are very much of my own beliefs and what I try to convey and so I’m chuffed to bits that I am in this next round.
40% of this next round is on public vote and so very much in your hand and I would be SO grateful if you could take seconds to vote for me HERE
To win this would be amazing, I often doubt myself and so this would not only be a major achievement for me but it would also have the potential to open up further possibilities and opportunities to use my voice and experience to help others which is what I ultimately want to do.
Some of you may or may not know that I start a counselling course next week (on my birthday!) Which I have wanted to do for at least 8 years!! My ultimate goal and dream is to one day have a little retreat where people can go when feeling suicidal with no where else to go for a respite.
All of the things I am doing here with this website, with the media things I’ve been involved with, these awards I feel it’s all to lead to something where I can use my voice on a larger scale and have a little house of hope! That’s the dream. That’s the goal and these awards are another little step in that direction for me so it really would mean the world to me if you could vote and share to as others to do the same. I really would appreciate it ♡
Thank you lovelies ♡♡