Samaritans give positive feedback and practical suggestions following review of WTF website

Samaritans review the WTF website and make practical implementable recommendations to enhance it WTF have spent a lot of time and energy building, curating and presenting accessible content on our website, for either those seeking support for themselves during tough times or for those seeking to support someone else going through a difficult period.  Samaritans […]

Willfest21 – going on the ‘green’ journey

Organic growth. Now there’s a term bandied around casually like dandelion clocks floating on the mid-summer breeze. It’s a phrase often associated with how a business or even an idea develops. Organic growth is low hanging fruit and an easy target for derision. However, once you’ve stumbled over and around the piles of corporate jargon […]

Opportunity To Be Part of a Lived Experience Panel with Samaritans

Samaritans Lived Experience Panel Article from Derbyshire Mental Health Forum Dear Colleagues, There is an opportunity to be part of a Lived Experience Panel. Samaritans are creating more opportunities for people with personal experience of using their services, and of suicide and self-harm, including those bereaved, to share their views and experiences. Samaritans’ Lived Experience […]

My lived experience with anxiety and depression – Dean

‘Thank you Dean for sharing your story’ – WTF The Ascent It is hard to believe that it was 18 months since I was diagnosed with suffering from anxiety and depression. It has felt both the longest and yet quickest period of time in my entire life. At the beginning, when I was first barely […]

It’s rewarding to get involved with WTF. Here’s our story – Helen & Wayne

We became involved in the Will Garvey Trust Foundation events committee after attending a number of local events. Having teenage children at the time, we were aware of the pressures young people face in today’s world and we wanted to do more in our local community to support this.  The events are varied, including quizzes, […]

WTF supports West Hallam Methodist Church food bank

The Victorian Practice no Longer a Secret.   “A large village and civil parish in the county of Derbyshire” This is the first line taken from West Hallam’s Wikipedia entry. WTF is based in West Hallam. The Wiki page was surprisingly up to date. Last edited 21st March 2021.  The recent demolition of the White […]

St John Houghton school already benefitting from their Wellbeing Library

Kevan Garvey gave me an update on activity at St John Houghton school in Ilkeston. It’s going very well and we are so pleased. Here’s what he told me: “A couple of weeks ago I made a second book delivery to St John Houghton, Ilkeston to add to their ‘WTF Wellbeing Library’. The school’s library […]