As some of you know already, but in case not, my name is Sarah Cardwell & I’m a 35 year old mum of 2 girls with anxiety & Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. I’m at EA at Good Things Foundation & I’m very passionate about helping signpost others & raising awareness, and one day I hope to help people myself when I am in a healthier mind set & trained.
I was interviewed on Toby Foster last week & through this, my blog & my 2 award nominations through mental health I’ve decided I want to hold an event. An information sharing & support event, that is all inclusive for everyone in my community & further afrield.
It’s last minute so I thought it would be small, but I wanted to do something. The responses I have had have been incredible.
I’m looking for groups, organisations, charities & support networks that help every aspect of our lives. I want to help signpost for my children, family, friends & anyone else I can.
It will be held it in my local community Eckington, S21, Friday 1st June 10am -2pm. We have kindly been offered a venue for free but due to the response I made need something bigger so please get in touch if you can.
I so far have 11 organisations who have booked a stall, but in total those showing interest include:
Mental health awareness
Alcohol abuse support
Walking groups & fitness groups, gyms
Social meeting & friendship groups
Support for elderly & loneliness
After school clubs
NHS Suppprt groups
Specific health conditions
Drug abuse services
St Johns Ambulance
If you’re an organisation like those above or others that offers help, support or a service for anyone in our community, further afield or online they please contact me on twitter @sarahcard2006 or leave a comment on this blog.
For those further afield online we will also have an information table with literature, leaflets, posters & help publicising online services & apps etc as well as sharing local community services.
I don’t want to raise money, but awareness! Free refreshments will be provided by myself & some great cakes & buns are being made, so any donations will be collected & given to a local mental health charity.
Finally I ask you to please share this blog on any forums of social media, or email it to people who may be interested to attend either to hold a stall or to attend to seek information.
I want to bring our community together & I want to help others, whatever their needs, find support & services that could help.
I look forward to hearing from you if you are interested. Thank you,