We support recovery of people with mental disordersHow does your donation help?
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How does your donation help?
Dear donors, do you know that, according to studies, mental problems are rather common? For instance, 154 million people in the world suffer from depression, while 25 million have schizophrenia. Every fourth person experiences at least one mental health problem in the course of their life – most of them are never diagnosed and treated. It means that all of us have probably had direct or indirect experience with mental health problems. People with those problems suffer from decreased quality of life and are often isolated from the community.
The recovery from a mental health crisis is a deeply personal journey. In the Well-Being and Recovery College, we are looking for ways to support personal recovery of each individual. We acknowledge that everyone is the expert of their own life and disease, and we can make joint decisions to increase our well-being. We help people set their recovery goals – find a job, establish friendships, or learn new skills.
This journey of recovery is expertly supported by experience counsellors who have a personal experience of living with a mental disorder. Experience counselling involves social, emotional and often also practical support.
Your donation helps us develop the experience counselling service for people with mental disorders. Your donation contributes to the following:
- We will develop a recovery support group program to:
- offer emotional support for coping with negative emotions and uncertain situations;
- share practical tips from people who are in a similar situation;
- develop advocacy for improving availability of support and reduce social stigmatisation in general;
- organise group discussions on recovery and social inclusion – your donations helps us reach people who have not had access to the necessary support before;
- organise interest-based communal activities with experience counsellors to learn social skills;
- provide individual counselling by telephone, Skype and face to face;
- cover the cost of supervision, training resources and study visits for professional development of the experience counsellors working with the group.
Support group meetings will take place at least twice a month, assuming sufficient interest, and can be combined with individual counselling and interest-based communal activities. The meeting places can be located anywhere in Estonia.
According to our estimates:
- A donation of €5 supports the possibility to consult an experience counsellor via telephone or Skype;
- A donation of €10 enables one person to participate in one support group meeting;
- A donation of €25 enables one person to receive one hour of individual counselling or participate in a communal activity with an experience counsellor for the purpose of social skills training.
We would like to impart everyone, who participates in the activities of the Well-Being and Recovery College, the knowledge that recovery from mental health problems is possible. Please join us in driving positive change!