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If I Can Stop This Happening To Any Other Family, I Will.
Jane Johnstone, Founder

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The OLLIE Foundation

Mental health conditions affect the 25% of UK's population. It's a necessity to end the stigma around it by asking directly about someone else's feelings. Suicide can affect anyone.
A big thank you to Stephen Fry for supporting the #STOPSuicide campaign.

Suicide is everybody's business. Please sign out our pledge on buff.ly/2qRn4FC

#IdAsk #STOPSuicide #STOPSuicide2018 #SuicidePrevention #Suicide #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwareness #MentalHealthMatters #Stigma #StigmaFree #Wellbeing #Cambridge #Cambridgeshire #Peterborough

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The OLLIE Foundation

Who wants an excuse to go to a festival? Well now you most certainly have one!! Verity will be there enjoying the day so why don't you come and join her!?!The OLLIE Foundation - One Life Lost Is Enough - is the second charity chosen by BEGFEST this year. It is devoted to stopping teenagers and young people from taking their own lives. It was set up by parents of children who have committed suicide and seeks to spread the skills of suicide alertness and safe suicide intervention within our region.

Funds raised will support an initial course in suicide alertness for people in the Beds area. This course will teach people how to have a conversation using the word suicide, what signs to look out for and that it's best practise to ask the direct question 'are you thinking about suicide?'. This course is perfect for people that have no prior experience or training such as parents and school staff. The courses are created by LivingWorks and more information can be found on their website www.livingworks.net/programs/

Small charities like The OLLIE Foundation, that are really focused on a specific problem, can be incredibly efficient in getting results and making every penny count. BEGFEST is a small festival that also makes every penny count, generating an amazing £8,000 last year. With the continued generosity of our public, the artists who give their time so selflessly, the sponsors who get behind us each year and the volunteers who ensure BEGFEST always delivers a fantastic experience, we hope to continue supporting charities doing amazing work in our local communities.

Please tell your friends, book tickets and come and join the party. Tickets are just £15 for adults, under 18s with an adult £2.50 and under 5s free. Tickets and more info at: www.begfest.co.uk

The OLLIE Foundation

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