We’re delighted to be working with our friends at Space to Breathe in Sheffield to provide Mental Health First Aid support at this year’s festival. Here’s what Andy Freeman from S2B has to say:
Working at Greenbelt over the past two years has been one of our highlights as an organisation. We’ve been so grateful for the support and encouragement we’ve received at the Chapel, at Shhh meditations at the Shelter venue, through Proost Presents and most of all through so many great conversations with people one-to-one about wellbeing and mental health. We are currently working on plans for 2020 and we are thrilled that we’ll be at the Festival once more, this time focused on Mental Health First Aid.
As Greenbelt is very much our tribe we wanted to share about a New Year campaign we are running – Twenty for 2020 – and invite any of you to get involved, if you’d like to.
We’ve found that for many people facing up to the stigma of mental health challenges can be very hard, and sometimes the financial cost can be a barrier they can’t overcome. In response, Space to Breathe is committed to providing a number of wellbeing services free at point of delivery.
In 2020, we’d like to have 20 different events or provisions provided at no cost to users and instead seek to fund them through 200 individuals making a one-off donation of £20. These donations would fund work such as meditations, free resources, an email advice line and also contribute towards our work at summer festivals like Tramlines in Sheffield.
We love the idea that this work might be funded by a community of people and so we also plan to invite everyone who donates to a gathering at the end of the year to celebrate what your donation has achieved. If you’d like to get involved just hit this link and follow the donate button. And if you’d like to know more, do get in touch with me by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.