EarperconUK in aid of Mind
EBC-Conventions C.I.C, the company behind EarperConUK, is a company with a difference. All who ‘work’ for the company do so on a completely voluntary basis, giving over their own time to create our events. As such and in accordance with our CIC (Community Interest Company) listing, all profits from our events are given over to charitable organisation.
This year we are proud to announce that ‘EarperConUK 2019’ will be in aid of MIND (a UK mental health charity) We believe that this is a very worthy cause, as today 1 in 4 people experience a mental health issue. As fellow #Earpers, we understand how hard our family works to support each other to stay safe and this has fed into our decision to choose MIND to be the recipients of our first ‘in aid of’ convention.
So this year we will have collection tins for you to donate to MIND, as well as information on what MIND does and how you can connect to their services. The big news however, is that we will be holding a special one-off and very exclusive charity auction on the Saturday night of the convention. Please stay tuned to hear what items will be up for auction
If you have any questions or want to raise anything you can do so by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is MIND?
MIND is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946, from the merger of three major mental health organisations, as the National Association for Mental Health (NAMH) It celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016. Its current president is Stephen Fry.
What do they do?
The following is taken from Mind’s website:
We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Mind’s values are at the heart of everything we do.
Open: We reach out to anyone who needs us
Together: We’re stronger in partnerships
Responsive: We listen, we act
Independent: We speak out fearlessly
Unstoppable: We never give up
Staying well: Support people likely to develop mental health problems, to stay well.
Empowering choice: Empower people who experience a mental health problem to make informed choices about how they live and recover
Improving services and support: Ensure people get the right services and support at the right time to help their recovery and enable them to live with their mental health problem
Enabling social participation: Open the doors to people with experience of mental health problems participating fully in society
Removing inequality of opportunity: Gain equality of treatment for people who experience both mental health and other forms of discrimination
Organisational excellence: Make the most of our assets by building a culture of excellence.
Line are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).
More information on support is available from their website: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/
You can also get advice and support on-line through “Elefriends”
Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Whether you’re feeling good right now, or really low, it’s a safe place to share experiences and listen to others.
You can also find MIND on their Social Media Accounts
DONATE TO MIND
You will be able to donate money to MIND at EarperConUK 2019, however if you wish to do so now or are not able to attend but wish to donate to MIND, please click on the DONATE button below. You can donate either by Visa/Mastercard or from a PayPal account.
Please may we ask you to ensure that you answer the question “Let us know more about why you are donating today” and enter “EarperConUK” in the box marked “event”