I wanted to share this brilliant illustration by Kirsty Ferguson for the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust. I was given this as a postcard by a friend who has recently lost a friend to suicide, I decided to research the charity behind the postcard and make a donation. The trust was established by Carol and Evan Grant in memory of their son Cameron who took his own life aged just 21. The trust helps to do the following:
Raise awareness of young suicide
Urge all who are suffering in silence to speak up and ask for help
Support all who are fighting to overcome poor mental health, especially young people, and especially where this can be done through outdoor activities like hill-walking and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Assist in the provision of education and support that will help to increase awareness and knowledge of the issues around mental health and well-being for all and especially amongst young people
You can visit their page here to find out more or make a donation.… www.camgrant.org.uk
Their work is truly inspiring.
The illustration is a powerful reminder to all of us about how crucial self-care is. I’ve been reflecting on my own over the last month. Arch inspire has had a record 6 months which I am so very grateful for and I am now looking forward to spending quality time with my family, spending in the moment time with my 3 wonderful children, making memories as well as recharging and refreshing myself.
See you all in September and thank you for all the lovely comments and e-mails I get regularly from writing this Friday blog – knowing that it’s read, has an impact for people, makes people stop for a few minutes and is shared with others is the reason why I write it. It’s been going strong for 4 years now!
Now here’s to a sunnier few weeks!