We don’t do Christmas cards anymore. We donate our money to a different charity each year instead. This year Mind was our chosen charity. When i started looking at what they do and how much they need donations I decided I am going to take part in RED JANUARY.
Minds RED January means I will run everyday, no matter what the temperature is or if it’s snowing or if I really don’t want to. I will lace up my trainers and run. I will also be making sure I have one less excuse to use by getting rid of the hangovers and giving up alcohol too. Sober and running, if only my 18 year old self could see me now!
I have spent the last 20 years of my life dealing with severe depression and mental health problems. It has invaded every part of not just my daily life but my family life too. From self harm to suicide attempts, to not washing for days on end to bouncing off walls and making terrible choices, it has been a struggle for all of us. Charities like Mind help people like me to feel less alone, less crazy, less of a burden. Mind saves lives, saves families. It works to help people like me help put themselves back together.
Every penny you help me raise will fund Mind’s vital work such as the Mind Infoline, the information and advice service, as well as the campaigning Mind does to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.
It costs £6 to answer one call to the Mind Infoline, the expert helpline for anyone needing advice and support about mental health problems.
If you know someone who is taking part please give what you can afford, any amount will truly make a huge difference to someone’s life. So have one less pint on New Years Eve, donate the price of a box of fags or whatever you can. Thank you!