Support The Blurt Foundation
Think of us as the knowing nod. You’ve seen it – a slight bob of the head, often accompanied by a smile. A little movement that says, “I understand”, “I’m listening” and “I’m here for you”. That’s us.
We really understand how devastating depression can be. Jobs come to an end, relationships break down and lives can be lost, all through the effect of depression. That’s why the work we do here at Blurt is so important – it not only changes lives, but saves them.
The stuff we do here at Blurt is vitally important, and we want to carry on doing it. Here are our strategic priorities for 2017/18:
- Increase awareness and understanding of depression
- Develop peer support networks
- Collaborate with partners to facilitate learning and innovation
- Strengthen revenue streams to create a more planned and sustainable future
According to the World Health Organisation, more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. It’s probable that you know someone who has depression right now; who might be struggling with the despair, shame and isolation that depression so often brings. With your help, we can continue providing support, information and resources to aid a tailored, proactive recovery.
Your money can make a difference. It really can:
- £10 could provide educational materials for a school or university to support young people with the difficulties they face
- £40 could provide an online workshop for teachers to aid them in dealing with youth mental health in their school or university
- £165 could provide an entire box of tools for a school or university to deliver a mental health and wellbeing programme in their school, preparing their students for life.
We simply would not be able to do what we do without the help of an army of volunteers. Most of which, have experienced depression and want to use their experiences to make a difference, to help others, to change lives.
Your time and effort can make a huge difference. All our volunteers perform a variety of tasks and duties, they use their skills, knowledge and time to help The Blurt Foundation reach its objectives. We respect and appreciate our volunteers. We also provide support, training and guidance to ensure volunteering for The Blurt Foundation is a rewarding experience for everyone, and we recognise that volunteering is a two-way commitment. We will reimburse reasonable out-of-pocket travelling expenses.
We’re really sorry, we don’t have any volunteering opportunities at the moment.
In order for us to reach more people, support more people and to continue to raise awareness of depression, we need your help to raise funds to cover the costs of doing this vital work.
It is thought that depression affects 1 in 5, which means that the chances are high that you’ve experienced it or somebody you know has. Depression has a ripple effect in that it doesn’t just affect those with the illness, but those closest to them too.
We’re passionate that nobody should have to struggle alone, we know we have to work hard to raise awareness and to give people hope and belief that they can and will feel better.
We don’t want fundraising to be a chore for you which is why we’ve put together fundraising packs, personal fundraising pages and made it as easy as we can. You couldn’t ask for more incentive than that really, could you?!