This current week has been National Carers Week. We took this chance to get in touch with Brighton organisation Sibling Link – find out more about what they do here.
Recently we were contacted by a member of the Grassroots Community who wanted to share with us their recent experience in the hope that it will go on to help another. We really appreciate the time, strength and effort that has gone into this piece.
Paris Hoxton got in touch with Grassroots during the recent 2.6 challenge. She kindly supported the event by performing 26 tap jumps… Not only is she a keen tap dancer but she also writes the rather marvellous blog www.onewayoranother.co.uk which deals with Mental Health and the arts.
Perhaps now more than ever, communities like yours should feel able to recognise and support those thinking of suicide. That’s where we come in.
Hi I’m Jo I manage the Gig Buddies for good mental health project in Sussex.
These are uncertain and anxious times for everyone. But, especially for vulnerable people in our community and the services working hard to provide support – hats off to everyone.
We wanted you to be the first to see our new street art design coming to a street in Brighton soon!
Last week, Discount Sticker Printing, a custom sticker and label printing company, offered to print us thousands of stickers and a banner.
Our lives have been temporarily turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. We are all taking unprecedented measures to protect our physical health and that of the wider public. It’s important that we follow the measures that have been put in place.
These are very challenging times indeed – and from the hoarding of scarce necessities to amazing acts of kindness and compassion, it feels like we have seen both the best and worst of people over the last few weeks.
None of us are immune from suicide. Thoughts of taking one’s own life, sadly affects any: age, gender, class, race and monetary standing.
“We set up Sibling Link after both our brothers suffered with mental ill health and realized – once we had opened up to each other, how important it was to talk – especially to someone who understands what how distressing it can be to watch or help a sibling go through this.