On November 28th The Guardian and Observer launched their Christmas Charity Appeal. This year’s appeal theme is one of our most common and under-acknowledged health issues: mental illness.
Editor of The Guardian, Alan Rusbridger, said: “Our Christmas appeal will raise money for nine superb UK-based charities. Each offers innovative services in their particular areas of expertise, but all have a common mission, which is one we as a media organisation share: to challenge stigma and create more positive societal attitudes towards mental illness.”
We’re delighted to get the support and promotion this appeal will bring but also to be part of the discussion around mental health issues and those that need the support we can offer.
Alan Rusbridger said: “Austerity and cuts have not been kind to mental health services, or the people who rely on them. Our appeal is a recognition of the importance of this vital area of health and social services, and a tribute to the innovative contribution of the voluntary sector.”
“Last year Guardian and Observer readers helped raise more than £340,000 for charities… Over the next few weeks our journalists will demonstrate – through words, film, pictures and data, online on our Christmas appeal blog, and via our two papers –the brilliant work of our appeal charities.”
You can read more at The Guardian.