MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week is fast approaching and with it comes Flip Your Dog For Mental Healths 1st birthday!
We set up as a one day fundraising event on May 23rd 2020 and since then we have raised over four and half thousand pounds in aid of mental health and wellbeing work carried out by the five charities we support who work with vulnerable and marginalised people.
We are be inviting people throughout the UK to take part in classes, workshops events and sponsored challenges with 100% of funds raised going to Mind and their supporting the mental health and wellbeing of people like you and me.
Founded in 1946 Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. They also lobby government and local authorities on behalf of people struggling with mental health issues.
In order to respond to the needs of local communities throughout the UK Mind have132 local associations that are independent charitable bodies signed up to shared aims and ethical guidelines. These groups provide services such as supported housing, floating support schemes, care homes, drop-in centres and self-help support groups. This work brings hope and positive change to the lives of thousands of individuals, families and communities from every walk of life.
Watch this space for information on classes, and please get in touch if you are a yoga or wellbeing facilitator and you’d like to host an event or class to help raise funds and awareness for this life changing work.
A one-day global yoga event created to raise awareness of and funds for the anti-trafficking organisation Odanadi Seva Trust, a pioneering anti-trafficking organisation based in Mysore, South India. Odanadi works for the rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of trafficked women and children. For the past 25 years Odanadi has been committed to providing a safe haven for survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, slavery and domestic abuse.
Yoga Stops Traffick was set up in 2010 by a group of volunteers who wanted to do something to help. On March 12th 2011 our 2nd annual event, was led by a group of young Odanadi residents from the entrance gates of the iconic Mysore Palace, many of whom are survivors of slavery, domestic abuse and forced prostitution. Through the common language of yoga, 3,000 people around the world united in support of Odanadi’s work and rolled out their mats in homes, beaches and mountaintops on the same day. From the home of Ashtanga in Mysore, a worldwide event was born.
Ashtanga Yoga is of huge significance to the young people of Odanadi. As part of their rehabilitation program, it has allowed them to reclaim their bodies; build physical and mental strength, and restore a sense of peace, confidence and self-worth.
By standing alongside them, you will be demonstrating your solidarity and support, as well as sending a message of defiance against a world which allows these horrific abuses to take place.
Now is your chance to make a difference, take part in Yoga Stops Traffick.
YOGA STOPS TRAFFIC
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