Our staff have been working hard to ensure the current outbreak of COVID-19 doesn’t prevent them from helping people who access mental health or learning disability support. Our organisation is keeping its services going as much as possible, and has made a number of alterations to how it operates to ensure it is still available for people who use our services.
Our charity helps our staff to go the extra mile in helping both adults and children with mental health and learning disability needs. Some of our fabulous fundraisers have previously raised money for new gym equipment, visits from therapy dogs and ward refurbishments.
The support we have already received from our local community has been incredible. In the last two weeks thirty Just Giving pages have been set up raising in excess of £4,500 already.
We have listened to people's desire to help and today we are launching a fundraising appeal. The money raised will be used to support our staff and patients through these difficult times both now and in the future.
We know that the COVID-19 pandemic is a physical health emergency, but it is also a mental health emergency. Looking after your mental health has never been as important as it is now.
The focus of the launch of our appeal is to get our community to share how they’re looking after their own wellbeing during lockdown and donate to our Just Giving campaign. We would love for as many people as possible to take part in the campaign so that we can get the message out far and wide.
Looking after your mental health has never been as important as it is now. We want you to help by sharing how you’re looking after your own wellbeing and raise money for mental health and learning disability services in Devon during COVID-19.
Why? Because #mindsmatter. Let’s fill our social media timelines with positive and uplifting images and share ideas for overcoming feelings of isolation and anxiety.
You can find support and ideas on our five ways of wellbeing by clicking here.
Share a picture to your social media which shows how you are supporting your mental health during this crisis. This could be spending time with your children, calling a friend, exercising in nature, whatever you find lifts your mood. Then, copy and paste the text below and tag three of your friends asking them to do the same.
Copy and paste:
During lockdown, I'm looking after my own wellbeing because #mindsmatter too. I’ve donated to Devon Partnership NHS Trust to support staff and those with mental health and learning disability needs. I nominate X to share your self-care secrets too: https://justgiving.com/campaign/dptcovid19appeal
Remember to tag us in your posts so we can share your picture and use the hashtag, #mindsmatter
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Your donations will be used to support and enhance the wellbeing of our staff and patients through these difficult times both now and in the future.
You can donate by texting DPTAPPEAL to 70085 followed by the amount you wish to donate e.g. DPTAPPEAL 3. Texts cost amount donated plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you'd like to give but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text DPTAPPEALNOINFO plus the amount you wish to donate to 70085.
For more information contact Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising at firstname.lastname@example.org