Total UPRAWR Launches a brnd new Mental Health Foundation!
UPRAWR Mental Health Foundation is a brand new mental health charity committed to helping the comunity the UPRAWR brand has become synonymous with, by offering 100% free counselling to people aged 18 to 35 who can relate to the alternative and rock music scene.
We'll run our counselling sessions from UPRAWR Studios where we’ve turned our practice rooms into cool and relaxed counselling suites so people can come along and talk to counsellors they're able to relate to in a non-clinical environment.
Check out our video here!
To launch the foundation we held a Mental Health Q&A night with the anouncemt in the middle.
The night was hosted by Tom Ross who delivered the opening speech before inviting Mike Jeffries from Mind to the stage to speak. Following Mike we were joined by Oliver Phelps (George Weasley from the Harry Potter movies) who gave his first ever public speech about his own mental health, speaking openly and honestly about the difficulties he's had to overcome.
Concluding the guest speaking portion of the night was our music industry panel comprising Clare Maxwell - BMG/ Rise Records, Mike Exeter - Producer, - Emilina - Fasion Blogger, Lais Waring - LD Communications and Leadley - 4music!
The video launch was the centrepiece to the night, it heralded the start of something special and following Jack Daniel’s introduction it was played and received massive positive feedback from the audience and more widely on social media following its online publication.
Following the video the board of trustees was announced and a brief Q&A session took place with the Board answering questions on their various roles and involvement within the organisation.
The night was rounded off with a chance for everyone to mingle, ask questions and seek information from our onsite counsellors to whom we owe a massive debt of gratitude, not only for speaking and offering their services, but also in the lead up to the event, their help and guidance has been invaluable.
All present were given access to the counselling suits and reception area and were walked through the process from a person’s first reaching out for help to the initial meeting and the following services on offer thereafter.
The real work starts now, the concept is proven and the compliance is in place and we’re ready to go. The last part before we go live is funding - we need to fund the first 12 months of service to ensure we offer critical continuity.
You can help. Please, if you do nothing else today, share our video via your social media, let’s get something positive out there in a time of negativity. Together we can make a difference so please do the easiest thing you can do today and click and share.
Remember - small steps change lives, so let’s together give stigma the finger.