Thursday, May 3, 2012

May Day here! Our cause for May, and NSD

Welcome to May scrappy folks, can you believe it's here already??  Waiting for the weather to catch up with the calendar here in Wales but hopefully the sun will be back out soon :)

This month we are supporting mental health awareness; it's estimated that 1 in 4 of us will suffer from a mental health issue at some time in our life, but there is a lot of stigma and a lot of people feel they have to keep their problems to themselves - it's not always good to do this! Talk is good! :) keep talking people, it's what makes the world go round :)

Often, people suffering with mental health issues can become isolated, but in the UK there are places funded by the mental health charity MIND which provide support and social contact for people who feel that no one else understands.

This month we urge you to reach out to any one you think might be struggling, because they might just need a sympathetic ear and a little of your time :) and if you're able to we've added the link to donate to MIND here - they really do offer an invaluable service to many people and are a great cause to support :) thanks for reading :)

So on to scrapping!  We are celebrating National Scrapbooking Day this Saturday (for our American friends and anyone else who wants to join in!) and if you've participated in this event before, you'll know there will be a lot of events going on during the day, not least here at The Scrappy Tree!

We'll be running a few competitions here, so check back for Friday's and Saturday's posts for more information, and we'll see you soon!

Stay scrappy :)

Gayle xx

3 Scrappy thoughts:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Happy to see the energy here, and that is a great cause!

Anonymous said...

I love that you all supporting a great cause!! Can't wait to see what's coming up Friday and Saturday!

Kristin said...

I'm glad we are supporting and talking about this common and important cause with our bloggers, as you said Gayle, keep talking peeps!

And looking forward to some Scrappy Fun on Friday and Saturday, see ya then!