As the suicide rate rises in the North East, we’re proud to be supporting the Headlight Project this Christmas to continue their vital work to help those who need it.
It’s not only the physical health of the UK that has suffered due to Covid-19. The Samaritans have supported people struggling to cope in lockdown over half a million times since the pandemic began.
People across the country are struggling, whether they have lost their jobs, been furloughed or are working from home with no end in sight. Charities such as the Headlight Project are providing an essential service supporting those in crisis.
As our nominated charity of 2020, we’ve been fundraising for the project throughout the year. We use our regular events to create awareness and raise donations however due to the pandemic these events have unfortunately cancelled. That’s why as a firm we decided to boost our annual contribution by extra £500 this Christmas instead of sending corporate cards and gifts.
Our internal fundraising team have helped add to this total by creating homemade festive wreaths and organising a Team EP Christmas quiz!
Who are the Headlight Project?
Founded in memory of Russ Devereux, the Headlight Project is teaching children about mental health, providing support and help for adults and working in collaboration with other organisations to deliver emotional resilience workshops, and one to one counselling.
The Headlight Project has a particular focus on supporting individuals and families who have been affected by suicide.
Having experienced complex grief following the death of her husband, Catherine Devereux was keen to set up a support mechanism for others who had experienced similar grief.
Working with individuals, groups and businesses, the charity is hoping to attract organisations to purchase their training packages, so they are able to continue providing their services throughout the region.
Every donation helps the Headlight Project to continue their amazing work. Find out how you can support them here.