Black Minds Matter UK
‘On May 25th 2020, the world changed.
The senseless and shocking death of George Floyd triggered one of the biggest (and most necessary) global protests in history, putting the Black Lives Matter movement in the spotlight like never before. But with this tragedy also came the birth of Black Minds Matter U.K — a charitable fund set up just days later, designed to connect Black individuals and families with free, professional, mental health resources and services — including up to 12 sessions of therapy with a certified, culturally competent, Black therapist.
Now more than ever, we understand the harmful effects of racial discrimination across the country. In fact, we consider it a state of emergency for the wellbeing of the Black community. Violence against Black individuals in the U.S. — like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain to name a few — and the history of systemic racism here in the U.K., are deeply triggering realities for the Black community to be faced with on a daily basis. Add to that a health pandemic that disproportionately affects Black people, and a struggling NHS mental health service — and it’s not hard to see why a cause like Black Minds Matter U.K. was so needed.’ – Black Minds Matter UK.
You can find more information at www.blackmindsmatteruk.com and you can buy the corresponding candle here:
The LGBT Foundation
LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. With a history dating back nearly 40 years, it campaigns for a fair and equal society where all lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people are able to reach their full potential. They support over 40,000 people directly every year, and a further 600,000 online. They provide direct services and resources to more LGBT people than any other charity of its kind in the U.K. you can find more information about this wonderful charity at https://lgbt.foundation/ and you can buy the corresponding candle here:
Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. They believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They listen, give support and advice. Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. You can find more information on this amazing charity as well as advice, help and support at https://www.mind.org.uk/ and you can buy the corresponding candle here: