We All Believe in You (WABIY) is a peer-support mental-health organization that serves to provide a safe and inclusive community for adults struggling with mental illness. We are currently the only organization of our kind in Edmonton.
We currently have an online community of over 700 individuals and hold regular in-person support gatherings for 80+ people in Edmonton and surrounding areas. We have been offering community services for almost a year and have so far seen the positive impact such an organization has on those struggling with mental illness. We have been able to provide a safe place for people to talk about their illnesses for the first time, to connect with other people, and to find support that they never knew existed.
Services currently include: * Face-to-face meetings for members to come and share their struggles in a safe and non-judgemental space; * Physical activities including a weekly walking and running group; * An online community for people to seek support from likeminded people; and * Community events.
As a volunteer-run organization, we are desperately in need of funding to continue our daily operations and to be able to offer services and resources to those in need. We hope to be able to fund dedicated staff for community programming, and to continue offering a safe gathering space for people to meet to share their journeys.