Re-engage 

Re-engage is a charity working to end social isolation and loneliness in older people in the UK. Re-engage provides social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing. In 2019, 8,500 older guests were part of over 900 regular social gatherings across the UK, supported by 14,000Continue reading “Re-engage “

The Money Charity

The Money Charity is the UK’s leading financial capability charity. Established in 1994 (then called ‘Credit Action’) The Money Charity proactively provides education, information, advice and guidance to people of all ages, helping them to manage their money well and increase their financial wellbeing. They seek to empower people across the UK to develop theContinue reading “The Money Charity”

Age Concern Southend

Age Concern Southend is an independent charity providing support to elderly people in the Southend area. Please note: This entry refers solely to the local Southend-on-Sea branch of Age Concern / Age UK, and not the national charity Age UK. Age Concern Southend began in 1974 as Southend Older People’s Welfare and have been helpingContinue reading “Age Concern Southend”

Black Boys OM

Black Boys OM is a non-profit network of Black male wellness practitioners teaching yoga, meditation and mindfulness to Black men and boys. Black Boys OM aims to improve the wellness of Black boys and men, uplifting them with programmes improving their mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, as well as impacting Black communities as a whole.Continue reading “Black Boys OM”

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK is a dementia research charity. Founded in 1992, Alzheimer’s Research UK focusses on scientific research projects into Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, including its causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and potentially curative therapies. How You Can Help Time: A few minutes + In a few minutes you can sign Alzheimer’s Research UK’sContinue reading “Alzheimer’s Research UK”

Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine transforms hospitals and other healthcare settings into child-friendly spaces for paediatric patients. Project Sunshine operates programs in 5 countries, impacting over 150,000 paediatric patients and their families. Its volunteers work in hospitals and other medical environments, providing engaging, creative and educational activities for children. This helps with their mental health and long-term treatment,Continue reading “Project Sunshine”

Mental Health Foundation (UK)

The Mental Health Foundation aims to help people understand, sustain and protect their mental health. Since 1949, the Mental Health Foundation has been the UK’s leading charity for everyone’s mental health. Prevention is at the heart of their work, which is centred around community and peer programmes, research, public engagement and advocacy. How You CanContinue reading “Mental Health Foundation (UK)”

Beat

Beat (formerly the Eating Disorders Association) is the UK’s largest eating disorders charity, helping those suffering from eating disorders. Beat was founded in 1989 and aims to help sufferers of eating disorders understand their illness and supports their recovery. Beat helps family and friends of eating disorder sufferers, assisting them with advice and skills. TheContinue reading “Beat”

Samaritans

Samaritans are a charity that listen and provide support to those in emotional distress, working to prevent suicides. Samaritans run a phone line, app, email and letter service to support those at risk of suicide. They respond to roughly 10,000 calls for help every day. In prisons, schools, hospitals and on the rail network, SamaritansContinue reading “Samaritans”

Mind

Mind provides advice and support to those experiencing a mental health problem, and campaigns to improve services and raise awareness and understanding of mental health. Mind campaigns for mental health awareness, providing mental health training through a network of around 125 local Minds across England and Wales that offer specialised support and care based onContinue reading “Mind”

Dignity Boxes

Scottish charity Dignity Boxes places toiletries in areas of Edinburgh and West Lothian, Scotland, that are experiencing deprivation or poverty. ‘Dignity boxes’ are small boxes filled with basic, donated, toiletries that are placed openly in areas they’re most needed. By providing toiletries to people who cannot otherwise afford to use them, Dignity Boxes helps toContinue reading “Dignity Boxes”

Beauty Banks

Beauty Banks provide personal care and toiletries to those experiencing hygiene poverty. Beauty Banks distribute unused toiletries to registered charitable organisations throughout Britain which then pass them on to those in need, thus alleviating hygiene poverty and improving the self-worth and mental health of those experiencing poverty and deprivation. How You Can Help Time: UnderContinue reading “Beauty Banks”