Amidst a calendar full of “awareness day/weeks/months”, Mental Health Awareness Week is one of the closest to people’s heads and hearts.
Instead of sharing my personal experiences (this isn’t the platform for me), I wanted to share three amazing groups doing great work in the mental health sphere. They are well deserving of some love for all the brilliant and tireless work they do. Shout out Sad Ghost Club, Don’t Fret Club and Heads Above The Waves – you’re amazing!
Whether personal to you, or you know someone going through a tough time, check out these three spots for a little inspiration.
The Sad Ghost Club
Working with mental health charities and collaborating with a plethora of artists to send a bigger message of mental health awareness, Sad Ghost Club also run workshops, craft days and talks specifically focused on mental health and emotional well-being
To fund this, Sad Ghost Club have a cute range spanning apparel and accessories, perfect for Sad Ghosties and introverts alike.
A fairly brand new podcast, Don’t Fret Club’s aim is to “raise awareness of mental health in young people, harnessing the music community to help host an empowering conversation around depression, anxiety and conduct disorders.” Hosted by music journalist and editor Jessica Bridgeman, enrolling to the podcast is totally free and features tips and stories from across the music community.
Heads Above The Waves
This South Wales non-profit organisation is working hard to tackle depression and self-harm in young people. HATW is rooted in the music community and have the support of the likes of Gnarwolves, Real Friends and Don Broco.
There is a merch store and HATW collaborate with a tonne of artists, designers and illustrators in the creation of all the merch in their store. Purchasing a piece of their merch directly supports the work they do.
Want more info on Mental Health Awareness Week? Head to mentalhealth.org