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 […]

2021 Winter Ball was a ‘virtual’ success

When you can’t meet in person, you can still meet virtually, in your own houses, on Zoom and yes, its not the same, but you can still have great fun with your fellow guests !  Here’s what one of our guests said:  ‘What a great night we had at the Will Garvey Trust Winter Ball, […]

Heanor Gate Science College take delivery of their Wellbeing library

Great tweet from Miss Waring at Heanor Gate Science College. So good to be working with the school to establish their Wellbeing library. This morning we’ve received an amazing new wellbeing library gifted to us by @WhyTalkingFixes as well as 2 new kindles to support our students with their wellbeing. So unbelievably grateful!✨ @HeanorGateSC #TeamHeanor […]