Our #heartonthehand campaign was started by one of The Project’s volunteers, and came out of an idea from our young people attending our support sessions. The Project’s logo is a red heart on a white hand, and it is a symbol of friendship, connectedness and openness, which represents the spirit of The Project.
The message of our #heartonthehand campaign is that mental illness is often hidden, and it is not always obvious to others that someone is struggling; often people experiencing mental health issues face stigma and discrimination, and can end up feeling very isolated by their issues. We would like to change this, so that young people feel supported, understood and accepted, whatever their issues and challenges.
So, here’s how you can get involved and help support our campaign to raise awareness around mental illness …
- Draw a red heart on your hand, and share a selfie on our #heartonthehand Facebook campaign page, or on our Twitter feed (@TheProjectYP) using the hashtags #heartonthehand #theproject
- Make a donation (via JustTextGiving) to The Project at the same time as posting your selfie. To do so, just text HAND09 £5 (or any other amount you wish) to 70070. All donations go to The Project.
- Buy one of our amazing #heartonthehand wristbands, to promote awareness. These are available to buy through our website BUY WRISTBANDS
Thank you for your support.