I suffered from depression for 3 years so I want to give other people a chance I did not get. I want to give them hope and help them have a fighting chance to have a future.
UK funding for mental illness research equates to £8 per person, according to research from mental health research charity MQ, compared with £178 per person for cancer and £110 for dementia. Suicide is a leading cause of death in young men and women aged 20-34 in the UK. The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics reveal that the number of young suicides each year is greater than it has been for the past 10 years. In 2015 1,660 young people under 35 years took their own lives; 103 more than in 2014 and 58 more than the previous highest recorded figure (1,631 in 2011).
One in Four young people aged 20 to 34 will struggle with mental health issues. This has become one of the most common things to mankind. We do not have enough resources to cater to young people dealing with anxiety, depression, phobia and post- traumatic stress disorder.
The Dreamers project is about breaking the stigma of mental health.
I want to stop mental health disorders from stealing hopes. I want to stop mental health disorders from stealing dreams. I want to stop mental health disorders from stealing the young and enslaving them to an early grave.
Join us this Friday at 5pm at Soapbox Youth Centre! Sapphire, is a place where you are free to be yourself. A place where you are not judged for being different. A place where your scars do not define you. A place where we give you a hope. A place where you get to stand in the light and share. A place we love and do not tear down dreams. Additionally, we hold free mentoring support and workshops 2 days a week. Tuesday and Saturdays so that they can get expert support and free counselling.
Book your ticket now on - https://sapphirecommunitygroup.org/our-events/