Wellbeing libraries making great progress in local schools

Wellbeing Libraries making great progress in local schools More than 200 school age children die by suicide every single year. How can this be right? Every time I look at, or hear, the statistics, I’m horrified, saddened, frustrated, angered, and a million other things too. What kind of a world are we living in when […]

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, […]

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 […]