Our Board of Heroes

Welcome to our Board of Heroes

 Many thanks and a big well done to Charlotte White, who has raised £520 for Mind.

 

Thanks to Charlotte and all those who supported her. 

A note from Charlotte

"Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

As you know I have already done a skydive in Fiji when I went travelling the second time. I was scared of heights (still am lol) but I wanted to challenge myself and that I did. It was one of the best experiences and one of my proudest moments. I felt unreal afterwards like I could do anything (cheesy I know).

However this feeling wasn’t loved as unfortunately less than a month later I was involved in a horrific bus crash in Cambodia. I thought I was going to die, the effects of this night were not easy to shake and I found it difficult to function or talk about it. 

I’d suffered with depression before this following a car accident I was involved in with my family, so I knew what it was like and the way I was feeling after this crash was unlike any I had before. I was so full of fear, every moment of everyday life was like final destination in my mind. When I eventually got home I thought things would be better, it was when I was in my bedroom and I still didn’t feel safe I knew I had to ask for help. 

I was then diagnosed with PTSD disorder by my doctor, I was baffled as I thought only soldiers got this?! I had to wait a while to get the help I needed, I felt isolated and very alone. Even though I had a good support network of friends and family I didn’t want to upset them by telling them how bad the crash was. I eventually saw an amazing councillor, who I was able to work through the disorder with as I felt safe talking to him. I still had to push my doctors for this though.

I want to raise money to increase awareness and for selfish reasons I want to take that leap from a perfectly good plane, get that feeling back. 

Thank you for reading my story and any donation would be very grateful ☺️😃

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity".

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected as the chosen charity to receive a signed framed Northampton Saints shirt as part of Gallagher’s Community Player of the Month Award.

 

Paul Hill and Lewis Ludlum have selected Mind as their charity of choice to donate a signed shirt to. 

A Massive THANK YOU!!! to Polymark who have donated office furniture to us

Yet again Teresa and Daniel Humpage, from Daventry, have pulled out all the stops in order to support Mind. They have kindly made another 25 visors from their 3D printer -  all for our staff to wear at the crisis cafe and when we go back in services.

THANKYOU SO MUCH Teresa and Daniel !!!!

The last 4 months has seen the world locked down in isolation, with everyone working hard to ensure that they follow new governmental rules and regulations whilst living with a fear or worry about their own or their families safety. The lock down has brought about many new anxieties and exacerbated mental health issues that some people were already struggling with.

As a crisis intervention service the 'Crisis Cafe's' have continued to run throughout lockdown, in order to support those individuals most in need. This service is vital to local communities; supporting those who need it most.

 

So, a heartfelt thank you goes to Tesco in Northampton for its very generous donation of tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and hot chocolate for our Crisis Cafes. This donation goes a very long way in bringing comfort to those who are impacted by Covid-19 and mental health challenges.

In January of this year, David Wilson Homes announced that Northampton and District Mind would be their chosen 'charity of the year'. In doing so, David Wilson Homes South Midlands has so far donated £2,000 to Northampton and District Mind in order to support the ongoing work we are doing during these difficult times.

The government lockdown as part of the Covid-19 response, has seen many charities having to lock their doors and pull the blinds down in many of their offices and centres. This has meant that access to vital support has become limited for many people who are struggling with complex issues.

 

Northampton and District Mind has worked extremely hard in trying to support people who live with mental health issues, to continue to recover in this unprecedented situation. Services has been adapted to meet government guidelines whilst ensuring the safety of everyone involved. This has meant that many of our services, new and old have been forcibly moved into the digital age by using Zoom for courses and 1-1's, social media interaction and telephone appointments etc, as a new way to communicate. David Wilson Homes' donation will go a long way in supporting Northampton and district Mind to continue their support remotely.

To read the full story go to: David Wilson Homes 

Thank you to Teresa and Daniel Humpage, from Daventry, who have made 40 visors for Mind from their 3D printer - they have kindly made these free of charge for our staff to wear at the crisis cafe and when we go back in services.

THANKYOU SO MUCH Teresa and Daniel !!!!

During the last few months the Northampton and District Mind team have been working hard to ensure that our mental health services remain accessible to all those who need them and when they need them. Funding cuts and unexpected events such as the corona virus pandemic, has meant that many people are struggling to access the services they so desperately need, in order to support them in challenging times.

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all those who have supported us throughout, in the past, today and also for tomorrow. 

04/06/2020 - Northampton and District Mind's hero for this week: L.W.Photograghy

L.W.Photograghy has mental health close to  their heart, so much so that they have chosen to support Northampton and District Mind with a 'Doorstep Challenge'.

Louise approached Northampton and District Mind with an amazing and heartfelt proposition of how she could raise awareness of mental health issues and also capture the true meaning of life during such an unprecedented time within the Covid-19 pandemic.

Louise is going around Northamptonshire and offering to take photographs from the doorstep of peoples homes for a small donation in support of Northampton and District Mind.

Thank you Louise for all you are doing; your photogragh's are stunning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are interested in mental health and supporting Northampton and District Mind, or would like to see more of Louise's photograph's or you are interested in booking a slot for your own doorstep picture to be taken. Please visit L.W Photography on their Face Book page

 

 

Our heroes for this week 25/05/2020 include:

  • Robert Foot at Charles Roofing for going over and above doing our roof.

 

Rob has spent many months, tirelessly and painstakingly removing decades old roofing and creating a safe and much more secure roof for the Northampton and District Mind service, this means that we can continue to offer a safe place offering support to those who need it.

  • Nigel, Vicky and the CA Team for decorating/painting and shaping our building for free!!

 

  • Shop Zero / "Bags of Good" who have delivered food bags to us for free helping our vulnerable service users

This unprecedented turn of events has locked down people from all walks of life and all economic situations.

 

The impact of such a widespread change in how we live our lives, can cause anxiety and panic even among those who have never suffered with their mental health before.

In times like these it is even more important that services can work together in order to support the needs of the local community.  

 

On this page we want to say a huge thankyou to those individuals and companies which have continued to raise money for Northampton and District Mind.

 

This thoughtfulness allows us to continue to support people in the community and reach out to others who need us in these troubled times.

 

A big shout-out to the following people and companies who are there in these times of need:

 

  • Northamptonshire Community Foundation which granted £3,000 to allow us to continue to support people in the community, while face-to-face interactions are suspended, or cut back.

  • Gina Scarsbook and her family, who are raising money in memory of her brother through our Just Giving pages.

  • Singer Jenna H from Brackley, who is singing in her street every Saturday evening and helping to raise funds.

  • Thrapston Mayor Karen Draycott, who chose us as her Charity of the Year.

  • Poet ‘Birdy’ who is writing her poems and donating to Mind.

  • Mandy Such, who raised money through her craft sales.

If you like would to raise money, please do contact visit our Facebook pages, our Twitter feed and our website at www.northamptonmind.org.uk, or contact Nick Tite on 07714 823693 for more information.

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