Our objectives

The Will Garvey Trust Foundation is very much in its infancy. We recognise that we must address our purpose – to contribute to making communities suicide safe and enabling young people to choose a different path – incrementally. We have therefore established a set of objectives (‘how we will do it’) that reflect that and that will, for now, anchor each of our past, current and future actions and activities. You can find out more about our activities that have been completed (our successes) and those we have currently (our plans and initiatives), and how they contribute to our objectives by clicking the green links. 

Below we set out the objectives to achieve our purpose. 

Objectives

We have four key objectives:

Work with local organisations and groups to improve attitudes towards mental health and to implement early intervention programs

 Particularly in schools, sports clubs and youth organisations. 

Improve access to information and resources

For both young people experiencing mental health issues and for those people who care for them (‘Provision and Signposting’)

Be a visible, proactive and positive presence in our communities

Raising the awareness of issues surrounding mental health across the wider community and expanding our reach to young, old, men, women, boys and girls.

Train our trustees and volunteers as Mental Health First Aiders

This will enable our team of trustees and volunteers to not only achieve the three objectives above but also enable them to be valuable members of the communities we seek to serve and to respond quickly and effectively to relevant needs that arise.

Ultimately we aim to build ‘Talking communities‘; in homes, in schools, in churches, the supermarket, the pub, everywhere and anywhere that conversations might take place.  Its important we all know ‘Why talking fixes‘ (our motto) and more importantly where to go for advice, support and guidance; we seek communities that are not afraid, embarrassed or ashamed of talking about how they feel and communities who can support each other through life’s challenges.
 

If we can achieve those objectives, we will make a significant impact on enabling young people to choose a different path and making our communities suicide safe. ‘

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