My own journey with mental health has been one of ups and downs. I ignored my own mental wellbeing for too long, relying on other things that might offer a quick fix instead.
Thankfully, I learned the lessons of connecting and sharing with others. My mission now is to give everybody the chance to reach out and connect if there is a need.
There has been a dramatic rise in isolation and depression. The NHS is overwhelmed. Loneliness, anxiety and depression are on the rise.
Wellstock has been an idea of mine for a long time and here is its inception. My aim is to build platform to bring mental health awareness to the fore whilst also looking at fundraising and with an overview of acceptance, validation and blowing away the shame that can attach itself to feeling anything other than happy.
Always know you are not alone, you are seen, you are heard and you are validated.
Wellstock x For One Night Only
The Wellstock x For One Night Only event series is a new fundraising initiative designed to create extraordinary experiences that money cannot buy – instead, fans enter a charity prize draw for a chance to be there.
The launch of the series saw Ed Sheeran deliver his first ever performance at London’s Union Chapel on Tuesday 11th October 2022.
The second event, on 24th November, will be a unique preview of Eddie Izzard’s solo performance of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, taking place in Dickens’ London home at 48 Doughty Street.
Funds raised in the charity prize draws will support Shout, the UK’s first and only free, 24/7, confidential mental health text support service, powered by Mental Health Innovations – a digital mental health charity founded with the support of The Royal Foundation of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.
Find out more and enter the charity prize draw for tickets to Eddie Izzard’s performance at foronenightonly.org.
If you need support
If you feel that you want or need to speak to someone, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of these organisations.
For urgent help
Call Samaritans on 116 123 or text Shout on 85258. These services offer 24/7 support.
For all other support
Mind (for anyone)
CALM (for men)
The Mix (for people under 25)
Young Minds (for parents worried about how a child is feeling or behaving)
Contact (for the military)