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To develop a pathway for people who have lost someone struggling to manage their mental health as well as those finding it difficult to cope

by Sandra Vaughan in Dudley, England, United Kingdom

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We will be able to provide support throughout the Black Country in different ways to diverse communities that have not been reached before by offering this in other languages.


This is inspired by the mother of Oliver who found her son has passed away on Christmas Day 2019. Like so many people Oliver had his whole life ahead of him but after struggling with mental health issues over several years took someone else's prescribed medication with a devastating effect.  

The devastation she has felt after finding him has inspired her to want to support other families and friends who have found themselves in this situation. She found support was not readily available and there was a long wait for counselling.  

Thankfully through our volunteer counsellors we were able to offer her some sessions and she wants now to use Oliver's death as his legacy. 

Anyone will be able to access support through either group or one to one sessions.

Opening up this subject is important so that everyone can gain some support.  In many societies mental health is a taboo subject.  It is therefore vital that there are different ways people can talk about how they feel.

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