It would mean the world to me if I could raise enough money to be able to go back to university and complete the conversion degree in psychology that I began back in 2015.
It’s always been my dream to become a qualified mental health professional so that I can help people overcome personal barriers and lead a more positive and manageable life. I’ve lived with anxiety and depression for most of my life and I understand how important it is to talk openly about mental health, to reach out and ask for help, and to accept the fact that mental illness doesn’t have to define you or limit your possibility of a brighter future.
So far, I’ve achieved a First at uni, but I’ve had to put my studies on hold while I try and save for the remaining tuition. Craig and I both volunteered for the Samaritans in the past and we both agree that it's one of the most rewarding experiences we could have ever wished to be a part of. I’m also hoping to begin volunteering for a local charity in October where I’ll be researching discrimination within the welfare system. I aspire to help contribute to a more positive and inclusive environment for those needing free financial, legal and mental health assistance, whom otherwise might be overlooked and unable to afford.
I want to be able to make a difference and send out as much love and compassion as I can in what can sometimes feel like a very lonely and hostile world. I feel education and support should be affordable and available to everyone but this sadly isn't the case. Please help me in reaching my goal and I will do everything I can to give back to my community.