We are urgently fundraising money on behalf of our friend, Paige, who has been hospitalised twice for two overdoses within the past month. At the first hospital they received absolutely no mental healthcare around the reasons for their overdose and inadequate support upon leaving hospital.
We need to raise money for them to cover their rent as they haven't been able to work, as well as other housing related costs and so that they can get access to urgent and effective psychiatric treatment as soon as possible. They were already struggling financially prior to the overdoses due to a variety of reasons.
The first section of money we need to raise is for Paige's rent for this month which is due on the 14th May & amounts to £466 - there are also various bills, transport costs and food to cover - so we would like to raise about £1000 within the next two weeks.
The second lot of money we need to raise is for psychiatric treatment. Paige is currently waiting to see various teams through the hospital who will hopefully set up home care visits, but waiting lists for therapy on the NHS are too long to be helpful right now so we want to find some therapy options that work in the short term. We will know more about how much we might need to raise in the next two days and will be updating this fundraiser then.
Paige hopes to apply for some housing benefits soon but can't yet because of various bureaucratic reasons. edited on 22/2/19:
Paige has now been sectioned under section 2 of the mental health act [ https://www.rethink.org/living-with-mental-illness/mental-health-laws/mental-health-act-1983/sections-2-3-4-5#s2
] and so we aren't sure for how long they will be in hospital but they won't be able to work for a while so we are increasing the amount for the fundraiser to pay for june's rent & living expenses etc! If you can't donate money at this time please consider sharing this gofundme and helping us spread the word! Please help us keep our friend alive!!!