On Thursday 13th March 2014, SpeakUpCIC and Kent Show Choir held a mental health awareness concert at St Paul’s Church, Cliftonville. It was an inspiration and revelation and it was Pav’s thank you to Mental Health organisations. The concert was about mental health which still has stigmas and taboos.
We are glad of organisations like SpeakUpCIC and Richmond Fellowship; which gives support and a safe haven for those who suffer with mental conditions on a daily basis. Unfortunately, rates of suicide and attempted suicide are increasing, and there is a great need in Thanet for a place where people can feel safe.
The event raised a fair amount of money for local organisations, with the donations being split between the SpeakUpCIC, Richmond Fellowship and the Windmill Community Garden’s Wellbeing Project, all of which support people who suffer with mental health problems in the Thanet area. They provide the support that is so desperately needed, and we are glad that the local Thanet residents recognise the need and came together for a night of celebration and awareness.
SpeakUpCIC will be holding more concerts like this in the future to keep raising awareness of one of the last great taboos in modern society.