Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Minds Like Ours - 24 Hour Sponsored Talk. Get involved!

You might have read my previous blog post before about Minds Like Ours (read it here if not). It's been amazing to watch just a small group of like-minded individuals grow and blossom into something absolutely incredible in such a short space of time.

This non-profit organisation, headed by Bex Walton, has an ever-growing community with its online forum, social media groups (both open and private), and sharing of stories through blogs and videos. You'll always catch them getting involved with the health headlines of the day, and providing a fantastic support network for all those involved whilst also aiming to stop stigma and educate about mental health.

They recently held their first successful event, the MiLO Mad Hatters' Tea Party, in London. Unfortunately, I couldn't make it, but it sounded fantastic and they're planning to do more in the near future!

But they aren't stopping there - nothing seems to get in the way of this lot just getting bigger and better! This Friday (22nd November 2013) they're hosting a massive event...



That's right - a 24 hour sponsored talk, streaming live through YouTube. Incredible or what?!

You'll find the full schedule of the 24 hours right here - make sure you give them a look at and take note of the key. Triggering content is marked, so look after yourselves and be aware of what's coming up.

There will be quizzes, Q&A's, personal stories, discussions and a chance to learn about mental health and wellbeing.

I'm planning on getting involved, so why not come along and support? You don't have to stay the whole 24 hours, but if you fancy it, stay tuned in. The more the merrier!

Minds Like Ours are asking for any donations that you feel you can give to help them pay towards the cost of charitable status. Think of how far they've come already and just imagine what could happen if they had the funds to get bigger and better.

Please visit this website and donate what you can - every little penny really does help.
http://gogetfunding.com/project/minds-like-ours-sponsored-24-hour-talk

If you want to find out more about Minds Like Ours, visit their website: www.mindslikeours.co.uk