Please donate to these great causes
I completed the challenge to raise money for two great charities, whose work is invaluable in treating mental health problems in the UK. If you can, please help support my challenge by giving a donation. Thanks!
Livability Holton Lee
With a particular understanding of mental health and disability, Livability Holton Lee is a wellbeing discovery centre set in 350 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. It is part of the national charity - Livability. From gardening therapy, arts and ceramics, bird watching, walking and accessible camping, visitors can benefit from an inclusive and supportive community.
The FLourish Programme
Holton Lee run 'Flourish' - a gardening therapy programme for people living with mental health and disability. People learn new skills, build confidence, make new friends and have fun. 98% of people that attended Flourish in a year reported an increase in skills and social connections.
Livability is a disability community engagement charity. Through a wide range of services, we exist to tackle barriers and work for inclusion for disabled and vulnerable people. Find out more here
What they do
MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. MIND campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Because of MIND, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to our information and services nationally and locally, in England and Wales. We're building on change, but we know there is much more to do.
Over more than 60 years MIND has worked to improve the lives of all people with experience of mental health problems. Through public campaigns, government lobbying and more that 1,000 services their local minds have delivered in communities across England and Wales. They have touched millions of lives.
Local minds support over 375,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.