Interested in supporting a local charity? – Will Garvey Trust Foundation
Would you like to know how you can help improve mental health awareness in your local community?
The Will Garvey Trust Foundation (WTF) was founded last year in memory of Will Garvey, a charismatic young man born and raised in West Hallam who was lost to suicide in 2016. Living locally, Will went to Scargill School before attending Trent College in Long Eaton.
Suicide is the leading cause of death in young people, with as many as 200 schoolchildren taking their own lives each year in the UK. Suicide is often linked with depression and anxiety – 1 in 4 of us will have experienced some sort of mental health issues over the last year.
Our aim is to raise awareness of suicide and mental health, especially in local schools and the community, with our central mantra based on the slogan W.T.F – Why Talking Fixes.
Suicide and mental health can be difficult subjects to approach, but it is vital to facilitate conversation around these matters to tackle the stigma which surrounds them. It is important for young people to realise that it is okay to experience mental health issues, and that they are not alone. This is something that we are highly likely to encounter in our daily lives, and often without realising it – 1 person in 15 has made a suicide attempt in their life. This needs to change, and it can.
We want to make our communities suicide safe – you can help us! If you’re interested in finding out more, please join us at our next meeting on May 23rd, 7-9pm at The Black Horse, Mapperley. We will provide some food and the opportunity to get involved in our mission. Thank you in advance for your support.
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