The Charities Benefiting from 53 Days for Mental Health



The Charities

CALM

(Campaign Against Living Miserably)

CALM launched as a Government pilot scheme in 1997, CALM became an official charity in 2006. It is now is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.

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CRUSE

(Cruse Bereavement Care)

CRUSE is the leading national charity offering support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.

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Maytree

Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre is the only place of its kind in the UK and fills a gap in services, between the medical support of the NHS and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector. They offer a free 4-night/5-day stay, and the opportunity to be befriended and heard in complete confidence, without judgement and with compassion and warmth.

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MIND

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

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The Molly Rose Foundation

(Pending Charity Commission Approval)

The Molly Rose Foundation is being established by Molly’s parents after the loss of their daughter last November. It is their aim to establish schemes to better help those within the education system tackle youth depression & mental health issues. At this time the Charities Commission is processing their application with a view to them being fully established as a Charitable organisation by May.

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The OLLIE Foundation

The OLLIE Foundation was established in 2016 by three parents who had all lost their teenage sons to suicide, The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough) is a registered charity funding suicide intervention skills training for adults working with young people. This training enables professionals to identify warning signs and provide a pathway to help combat suicidal thoughts.

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Place2Be

Place2Be is a national charity providing emotional support to children in schools. Since 1993 they have grown from 5 schools in London to 282 schools nationwide.

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Samaritans

Samaritans were established in 1953 by a vicar, Chad Varah, who lost a 14-year-old parishioner to suicide the Samaritans now have 201 branches in the UK & the Republic Of Ireland offering support 24 hours a day to anyone feeling suicidal.

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Young Minds

Young Minds are the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

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