Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Rethink Mental Illness.


Rethink Mental Illness Charity

I read a article in Response magazine what Rethink sent out to the supporters of the charity. If you not a member of the charity you can find the link to the blog post on here.
The article is about Jo and how she copes with her mental illness and how she got hooked on her hobby crocheting. She as created a crochet pattern what you can click on the blog and it is also here.
Also she sells her work on etsy online shop. She sells the crochet bears with profits going to Rethink Mental Illness.

I support Rethink Mental Illness as they supported my partner in the past. I like helping out on their online campaigns. You can also become a member if you check on there are two options you can find on here. I will be become a member but I just don't know which one yet. I heard about the membership when I was at NAViGO AGM (General Meeting) 2015. It opened my eyes what Rethink can do for people.  

I remember going to the NAViGO AGM last year and the keynote speaker was Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn. Jonny spoke about how he world turned upside and he chose to stand on a bridge in Central London to end hes life. But a stranger who was passing by see what is happening and talked Jonny down. So with that stranger on hes mind to say thank you for what he has done. So Jonny six years later Rethink Mental Illness, launched a campaign called #Findmike. You can read more here.

They provide a range of services nationally, including advocacy, carer support, crisis services and more. To find out where your local Rethink click on here.
 
If you need support please check their website, Facebook and Twitter.


So what charities do you support? I want to know as some charities need more support and recognition.



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