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'Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has'

- Margaret Mead

FLIP YOUR DOG FOR MENTAL HEALTH

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Flip Your Dog For Mental Health was founded by Hackney based TV director / yoga teacher in training Vaughan Dagnell during the UK's first Covid-19 lockdown.

We believe in an inclusive and collective approach to supporting one another and sharing resources around physical and mental health. We are passionate about co creating a future where equality, wellbeing and mental health are at the heart of our society and we're always on the look out for partnerships and facilitators to work with as this exciting initiative evolves.  

Initially run as a one day charity, yoga and meditation fundraiser for Mental Health Awareness Week in May 2020, the positive response from East London's wellbeing community led to setting up a rolling schedule of live on line charity classes that launched in July. 

 

A social media baptism of fire as well as the support of fantastic studios and teachers including Caroline Lyons (aka Happytoes Yoga) has seen word spread and led to collaborations with teachers from around the country, with more on the horizon.

With the support of More Yoga, Fierce Grace and Ground Studio London, our donation based classes and fundraising campaigns generated over 10k for the charities we support by the end of 2021.

Having seen the potential for having a healthy and positive impact on local communities through we set up as a not-for-profit Community Interest Company in 2021 with a focus on creating systems to deliver yoga and wellbeing projects in a sustainable and ethical way.

We have shifted our focus from on-line to in person classes and in July 2021 we started our first in person community yoga classes in Hackney. We are currently securing funding to add more classes and workshops during 2022 and will also also be working alongside Hackney Marshes Partnership to develop community activities in Newington Green.

 

To receive updates on our classes and to hear about opportunities to collaborate and volunteer with us subscribe to our mailing list or get in touch.  

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​At the core of this community is a belief that mental health matters and that Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness are powerful tools to help better process the challenges of the modern world. You are joining a collective of compassionate and community minded beings generating a wonderful loop of positive energy, intention and out come.

Ethical banking, renewable energy and sustainable food supply chains are examples of how we can support systems of positive change, but why stop there? Join the Flip Your Dog For Mental Health movement and let the yoga and meditation you do today support a brighter tomorrow.

We feel spiritual, emotional and psychological stability is essential if the complex work the charities we support facilitate is to have any lasting effect. A society is only healthy when everyones health is considered, and in order to thrive rather than simply survive we need to take mental health seriously.

Let's dare to care. Let's be the change!

We are always interested in collaborating and welcome new teachers and studios with open hearts to join in this work - get in touch!

flip your dog and make a life changing difference to families and individuals throughout the country struggling with mental health, just by doing YOGA & MEDITATION

FYDFMH proudly support:

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Get in touch:

admin@flipyourdogformentalhealth.com

Phone: 00447949 742 055

Flip Your Dog For Mental Health are a register Community Interest Company

Flip Your Dog For Mental health are committed to supporting The Living Wage Foundation @livingwagefoundation

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