The projects aims and objectives are:
- To decrease stigma about mental illness.
- To raise awareness of what it is like to live with mental illness.
- To encourage the staff in the organisations we work with to have a more ‘open policy’ towards mental health that enables them to be able to talk about their own mental wellbeing without shame, embarrassment or stigma.
If you are interested in finding out more then please do not hesitate to contact Hear Us to organise an informal meeting.
The Reachout Challenge continues to go from strength to strength with more volunteers starting and discussions around providing more awareness sessions to local police and organisations it is an exciting era we approach.
After funding ceased in 2014 it was agreed to continue to run the project on a voluntary basis as winding it down would be a great loss to both those who are involved as volunteers and the benefits organisations gain from its delivery.
We have provided the Metropolitan Police specialist Crisis and Hostage Negotiators with four sessions over the last year they kindly give us a donation to run the session and we have agreed a further five sessions with the continuation of the ‘much needed’ donations.