HOW CAN I GET HELP?
A solution for one person might not be the solution for someone else. It is important to remember that when taking steps towards getting oneself help. The important part is that you have made the decision to get help. That is an incredibly brave and strong thing to do.
You can contact your local GP, your parents, a qualified mental health practitioner, a teacher, and most institutions of further education like colleges and universities have mental health support teams.
If you are ready to be, be completely honest when you sit down with whomever it is you are speaking with. It is important to be honest, because glossing over (or exaggerating) the facts could lead to a problem being overlooked or a misdiagnosis.
You may be prescribed some medication, and/or some form of therapy or counselling. You may simply be given advice. You may walk out of there surprised.
This is often the scariest step to take for someone who feels they may be mentally ill. It is an invisible illness that is often easy to hide from - the symptoms are not visible to the naked eye. It takes looking the illness in the face and seeing it for what it is before you can accept help.
If you are nervous, perhaps try calling one of the numbers on our HOTLINE page. They may be able to give you some (confidential) advice.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH #WANDY?
You want to contribute? That's amazing. There's so many ways you can do that, too. The easiest way is to sport some of our MERCH or tell your friends about this movement.
Check out our WORK WITH US page for more info on getting involved. If you have any ideas in particular that you'd like to share with us, hit us up through the form on that page or send us a direct email to:
ARE YOU A CHARITY?
The short answer is no. The long answer is that we are a 'not-for-profit organisation'. That basically means we aren't in this to make money. We are in the process of becoming a Community Interest Company. That means that all the money we make goes towards helping the community. You can find out more about us here.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY MONEY ONCE I PURCHASE SOMETHING FROM YOU?
First off - thanks so much for your purchase!
Let's say you buy one of our t shirts. Unless it was in a sale, you spent 15 pounds, plus postage. First, £2.00 is put aside to donate to Mind. The donation is made on the 14th of the following month. This is to allow time for any mailing complications, returns or other problems that may arise with your order that could result in a refund.
Assuming there are no problems with your purchase, the donation is then made to Mind. Confirmation of the donation is then sent to the email address provided at the point of purchase.
That leaves £13.00. That money is put straight into the WANDY bank account.
That money goes towards, amongst other things:
Other manufacturing costs.
Social media advertising costs.
Domain and website costs.
Flyering and stickering costs.
Event costs (this one is a real expense. An announcement is coming soon).
It'll also be going into supporting young, unsigned and up and coming musical talent.
At no point is a profit taken by WANDY for this work. We do however, have to make a living in order to afford to keep doing this. A very small wage is taken per sale.
Your money is going directly into making awesome things happen that could effect positive change. Plus you get a sick shirt.
Check out our JustGiving page, with an initial goal of raising £1000 for Mind.