We are a community-based campaign focused on helping make the world around us a better, happier, healthier place for everyone by encouraging individuals and organisations to take the pledge to increase their knowledge and awareness of mental health & well-being so we can end the stigma and enable people to talk and be heard.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. To take the pledge please contact us via e-mail: email@example.com
In 2018 we in the UK lost nearly 6500 people to suicide, that's a lot of men, women, and children who have died needlessly.
That equates to 1 death every 80-90 minutes and means that statistically speaking we are around 23 times more likely to die by suicide than to die in a fire.
It is well known that the number of fire deaths in the UK has been on a general downward trend for many years and this is thanks to the amount of time and effort that our amazing fire & rescue services have put into educating our communities and workplaces in fire safety.
We at "I Am Ear" believe that it is time to redress the balance by putting the same amount of effort into educating our communities & workplaces about mental health.
There have been lots of mental health campaigns in recent years, but we have recognised that they mostly focus on the message that it is OK to talk.
Now, it is a fact that around 75% of people in the UK with a diagnosable mental illness never receive any treatment at all and many of these are because they don't know who to reach out to.
It is also a fact that many people would love to be able to support friends, family members, and colleagues when they are struggling but are afraid to in case they say or do the wrong things.
Doesn't it make sense then for us all to learn about mental health, and especially about how to listen & hold a non-judgemental conversation with someone about their mental health?
If you would like to get involved please e-mail us via: firstname.lastname@example.org
A message from our founder & sponsor Andy Graham on World Mental Health Day 2019