News & Events

Becky and Rob cycle London to Brighton

19 June, 2016

A huge thank you to Becky Kirby and Rob Kay for cycling from London to Brighton to raise funds for the Trust. 
Here is a photo of them both in Matthew Elvidge Trust tee shirts at the top of Ditchling Beacon, which, as many will know, is a tough climb!

New Facebook Suicide Prevention Tool

17 June, 2016

Facebook has updated its suicide prevention tool that lets you flag friends' stauses, when you're concerned about their wellbeing.
This tool is now available worldwide and allows users to quickly and easily flag posts that may require attention and help the user to talk to a mental health professional.
The Facebook user will receive a message saying: "Someone who saw your post thinks that you might be going through a difficult time. If you want support, we'd like to help".
It then suggests that you reach out to a friend, helpline facilitated by Facebook or read tips and support.
Please read more here.

Girl Guides launch Mental Health Badge

15 March, 2016

Girl guides across the UK will be able to take a new badge in mental wellbeing and resilience from early April.
The badge "Think Resilient" has been developed in conjunction with Young Minds and aims to give girls "a vital space to talk about their mental wellbeing and resilience".
This is a very encouraging development and provides further recongnition of the need for young people to understand the importance of welllbeing and good mental health in every setting… schools, guides, scouts, local communities, colleges, universities and more.
Please read more here.

Saturday Feb 27th - Comedy at The Mocking Bird, Birmingham

20 February, 2016

On Saturday February 27th (13.00 - 23.00) at The Mocking Bird Theatre and Bar, The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Birmingham, B9 4AA, Jacob Lovick, Matthew's cousin, is taking part in ten hours of continuous comedy and entertainment to support the Trust with 30 other 'improvisers'.
As they say: "it's going to be a marathon of giggles…..side splitting, with the audience rolling in the aisles". 
Come and support the entertainers and the Trust!
Read more here.

Huffington Post launches 'Young Minds Matter'

17 February, 2016

Today the Huffington Post, supported by the Duchess of Cambridge, is launching Young Minds Matter (YMM), which is aiming to help raise awareness of the increasing levels of anxiety, stress and depression experienced by children in the UK.
YMM will discuss the problems, causes and, most importly, the solutions to the stigma surrounding UK's mental health crisis among our children.
YMM aims to inspire families and teachers to lead the conversation with children about mental health, so youngsters feel loved, valued and listened to.
Please read more here: Young Minds Matter from the Huffington Post