A community campaign in Staffordshire is aiming to get the people of Staffordshire to start talking about their mental health and promote messages of hope for the future.
Brighter Futures’ team of Talk Suicide Community Champions are hiding Bee-You Bee’s in towns across the area for the public to find and keep.
Each one contains a message of hope and information of other services and are available to brighten people’s day by laying them down in various places around the area.
The campaign has quickly gathered momentum and providing a bright spark for people who may need that helping hand.
Jane Williams, Suicide Prevention Community Champion, says:
“The Bee You Bees were brought about to bring joy and happiness to residents of Staffordshire; whilst raising awareness of mental health and suicide prevention
“They’re a great activity to get our local communities involved with both making and for donating. It’s also a great opportunity for people to get outdoors within nature to find bee’s in their hidden locations.
“This project has brought smiles to the faces of both young and older people. Most important of all, it has helped a significant number of people who are struggling right now, to reach out via our Facebook page and be directed into appropriate support for their needs.”
Brighter Futures would love anyone with an interest in knitting to join them and help create their own bees. The more out in the community, the better the message will spread. More than 100 have been created and left so far.
To contact them and get involved with the campaign – contact Sarah.Birchall@brighter-futures.org.uk.
For all other information on Brighter Futures services, visit www.brighter-futures.org.uk.