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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Second Wellbeing Library ordered at St John Houghton Catholic School

Welcome to St. John Houghton Catholic School, the second local school to become part of the WTF community. WTF’s second Wellbeing Library will be installed ready for the start of the new school term in January. WTF believe the resources that form the library provision will enable students to find information on a range of […]

First Wellbeing Library ordered at Heanor Gate Science College

We are really excited to share with you our latest news: we have our first order! Thanks to staff at Heanor Gate Science College who share our vision, our passion, and our desire to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make informed decisions about their own wellbeing, we are in the […]