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 […]

Winter Raffle 2021 – Prize Winners

Our Winter 2021 raffle was drawn on the evening of Saturday 6th February 2021 at the Virtual Winter Ball. Below are a list of the prizes and winners. Winter Ball Raffle Prize Winners 1st Breadsall Priory Night B & B with Golf ,  596,  Izzy Vickers 2nd Smart TV, 636, Trudi Mellor 3rd Lewis Hamilton signed cap […]

Leeds University American Football Doing it in the Name of “Our 45”

It’s a new year and the boys from LUUAF are back with another fundraiser.  We support them wholeheartedly. You can too – a link to donate is at the bottom of this post.  This is what they told us.  “The Campaign Against Living Miserably, otherwise known as CALM, is an organisation working to prevent suicide and raise […]

Wellbeing Libraries in schools – update during coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus impacts installation of Wellbeing libraries Unfortunately, due to Covid -19 and the restrictions currently in place, delivery of the Wellbeing Libraries has been postponed. We’re really disappointed that our resources are still not accessible to those young people who need support, advice and guidance more than ever. However, as soon as restrictions are lifted […]