Why Support Us?
One in four people in Ireland will experience some kind of psychological or emotional distress in the course of this year. According to the World Health Organisation Ireland has the seventh highest rate of suicide in people in the EU in the 15-24 age group. By supporting us you are helping these people directly and securing the future of vital work, namely the delivery of GROW in Ireland’s Programme of Recovery and the promotion of better mental health awareness within your community. Raising money to continue this work is one of our greatest challenges.
GROW in Ireland’s successful track record in helping people with mental health problems proves that recovery is possible, even from the most serious and long-term mental health issues – although the path might be long and difficult. Our Program of Recovery is based on mutual help groups located within local communities.
As well as aiding recovery, GROW in Ireland promotes wider mental health awareness and wellbeing for all, thus helping to prevent illness developing among those who are most at risk.
Your Support Will Help Us To:
- Maintain our existing support groups within your community
- Set up new groups
- Keep our Infoline running, a confidential first point of contact which provides vital information and follow on contacts to the general public
- Expand our “Leadership Programme” which teaches sufferers how to take control of their lives and to assist others
- Roll out our nationwide programme – “Your Mental Health and Caring for it” – which brings free night classes to communities nationwide on mental health awareness. Last year we ran twenty such five week programmes in communities all over Ireland
How Can I Help?
Involve your company, school or college in an event/activity or undertake a personal challenge for sponsorship. It can be anything from a coffee morning, to a sporting event, a marathon or a table quiz. Ideally it will be something you will enjoy doing.
Please read our Fundraising Guidelines for all the information you’ll need to plan an event. You’ll find ideas on activities you can organise in your community, at school or college and in the workplace. Once you have registered your activity with GROW in Ireland we will send you promotional material (e.g.: t-shirts, sponsorships cards, information leaflets).
For more information please contact us.