Give Five, Save Lives

From Thursday 10th September 2020, Shawmind is inviting people to take part in its month-long activity to encourage gentle exercise, raise funds and increase awareness around suicide, mental health and wellbeing.

The campaign, Walk a Mile in My Shoes, aims to get people thinking -and most importantly- talking to one another about mental health and emotional wellbeing while they walk a mile between World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September) and World Mental Health Day on 9th October.

For those taking part in #WalkAMileInMyShoes, donations can be made to this gofundme page. Money raised from the event goes towards are project detailed below.


Shawmind is aiming to ensure that all teachers across the UK are trained and equipped to support their pupils confidently when it comes to mental health issues.

Training will include helping teachers to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health issues, appropriate ways to help them deal with the issue and giving them the confidence to provide additional support at school, and signposting to support services when students need it.

75% of mental health issues are established by age 18 and in 2018, more than 730 young people died by suicide. By providing additional support for teachers to recognise these problems, we can help to better support young people and bring these figures down.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, mental health issues are predicted to rise, and we need to make sure that we are all prepared and able to prevent this from escalating as much as possible; especially when pupils return to schools and colleges again in September.

Just £5 will provide support for a child in school – this could be your son, daughter, niece or nephew needing support. Help us to help them and make sure that they never feel that suicide is the only way out.

Join in and be part of our biggest campaign yet – Give Five, Save Lives

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 17 d
  • Jamie McGarrigle 
    • £5 
    • 2 mos
  • Peter Wingrove 
    • £5 
    • 2 mos

Organizer

Hannah Trimble 
Organizer
Newark, East Midlands, United Kingdom
THE SHAW MIND FOUNDATION 
Registered nonprofit
Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
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