‘A Positive Note’ in collaboration with Mind, the mental health charity (all profits go to Mind)

03 Jul ‘A Positive Note’ in collaboration with Mind, the mental health charity (all profits go to Mind)

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Join in our craftivism project in collaboration with Mind, the mental health charity for England and Wales to send a positive message to your Member of Parliament (MP) encouraging your them to help improve the lives of people with mental health problems.

*If you are not UK based, don’t worry, check out all of the other projects you can take part in here.

 

Why are we focusing on this campaign when there are so many others to campaign on? Well, October 2017 and onwards is an important time in the campaign for health equality because we have a new UK Government in place where every MP vote and seat counts, we have lots of new MPs because of the General Election that has just taken place too, so it’s important as a constituent to engage them and their local staff in what you care about, mental health was in all political party manifesto’s as an important issue to tackle so they are more accountable to show that they are working towards better mental health support. Plus mental health is an issue becoming less of a taboo, discussed more and more in the media and daily conversation because sadly one in four of us will experience a mental health problem in any given year. I truly believe (and so do Mind) that we can make a positive difference with these positive notes one stitch at a time… 

 

“To write is human, to recieve a letter: divine!” – Susan Lendroth

 

 

You can take part on your own or in a group ‘crafternoon‘ using our super-ethical, made in the UK (in my little apartment!) craftivism kit with 100% profits going to Mind to continue their important service work. Plus the kits are lovely presents (and fit in Christmas stockings *hint hint*;p) too. Win win!

 

Craftivist Annie wrote about her experience of taking part in this project here, saying:

“I wasn’t so pernickety about the stitching and I was more focused on making a positive impact.”

 

 

Your kit is also a lovely little present to give people

 

 What’s inside your kit:

  • Pre-printed fabric envelope
  • Original Mind fabric postage stamp
  • 2 buttons
  • Needle and thread
  • Note card and message suggestion
  • Detailed instructions
  • Crafter-thought questions to reflect on whilst stitching or discuss as a group
  • plus 2 free little gifts for you x

Use with courage and care

Sourced and made ethically in the UK by me (Sarah) in my little apartment normally whilst listening to talks online before I pop them in the post to you…

 

You can take part on your own or in a group - large or small. It's up to you :)

You can take part on your own or in a group – large or small. It’s up to you. 

 

The collaboration is a ‘gentle protest’ approach to craftivism; encouraging quiet, reflective crafting to produce something beautiful and useful to give to your MP to encourage them to use their power for good. Your crafted objects have the potential to bring about real change in the world, one stitch at a time.

 

Here is a crafternoon hosted by The Make Escape in Hackney. Why not ask an exciting craft event to host your crafternoon like we did here?:)

Here is a crafternoon hosted by The Make Escape in Hackney. Why not ask an exciting craft event to host your crafternoon like we did here?:)

 

MPs receive so many petition cards and emails every day it can be difficult to have your campaign noticed. Not only do these hand stitched bespoke envelopes attract attention from MPs and their staff with the time and care spent making this beautiful objects but the encouraging and thoughtful handwritten note inside asking for health equality engages politicians hearts and hands as well as their head and help the craftivist become critical friends with their local MP rather than aggressive enemies. I’m so proud of these kits and that 100% profits go to help mind continue their important service work as well as campaign in a loving way for more from our UK Government in the area of mental health. 

 

 

You can embellish your envelope to attract your MP even more. Why not research what colours they wear, what hobbies they have so your craftivism object is even more memorable and emotive?:)

You can embellish your envelope to attract your MP even more. Why not research what colours they wear, what hobbies they have so your craftivism object is even more memorable and emotive?:)

 

 

Karen Bolton, Head of Community & Events Fundraising for Mind, said: 

“We’re delighted to have collaborated with Craftivist Collective to create the ‘A Positive Note’ kits. We’re in a time of unprecedented momentum around mental health, with more and more people feeling able to open up about their mental health and seek support. This rise in demand does, however, mean that services are being stretched to breaking point after years of underfunding and three in five people with a mental health problem are not currently getting any treatment or support at all. We want to draw on the power of crafting to get a positive message to MPs to encourage them to help the Government fulfil their commitments of putting mental health on an equal footing to physical health.”

 

So. come join us, order your kit for yourself or a gift, plan a crafternoon and be part of the change you wish to see in the world :) x

 

More info about Mind, the charity: We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. www.mind.org.uk 

 

All orders come with two free stickers  in ethical card package

‘A Positive Note’ kit (all profits go to Mind, the mental health charity)

£12.00

Help deliver a message to show your support for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.

 

All information on the project is here

 

Sourced and made ethically in the UK by me (Sarah) in my little apartment normally whilst listening to talks online before I pop them in the post to you…

 

All profits go to Mind, the mental health charity in England and Wales. By buying this kit Mind can continue to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Win win!:)

Charity number 219830

 

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Join in our craftivism project in collaboration with the amazing mental health charity Mind to send a positive message to your Member of Parliament (MP) encouraging your MP to help improve the lives of people with mental health problems. You can take part on your own or in a group to have a ‘crafternoon’ using our super-ethical craftivism kit with 100% profits going to Mind to continue their important service work.

What’s inside:

  • Pre-printed fabric envelope
  • Original Mind fabric postage stamp
  • 2 buttons
  • Needle and thread
  • Note card and message suggestion
  • Detailed instructions
  • Crafter-thought questions to reflect on whilst stitching
  • plus 2 free little gifts for you x

Use with courage and care

 

Sourced and made ethically in the UK by me (Sarah) in my little apartment normally whilst listening to talks online before I pop them in the post to you…

All profits go to Mind, the mental health charity in England and Wales. By buying this kit Mind can continue to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Win win!:)

Charity number 219830

 

 

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5 Comments
  • Maureen Wilsker
    Posted at 06:48h, 16 September Reply

    I taught painting and pottery, for many years, including those with “learning difficulties””a title for all ills? Adults and young people. I still try to help by inviting people who come for other help ,or comfort, by showing them how to recognise their own skills.

    • Craftivist Collective
      Posted at 15:52h, 26 September Reply

      Thanks for sharing Maureen :) It’s so wonderful to have people who encourage others to value their unique skills and being x

  • Elizabeth R. Herbert
    Posted at 10:42h, 07 December Reply

    This has been a great read for me and I am sure many others will love it as well, Thanks for your efforts here.

  • Nichola Philpott
    Posted at 18:51h, 26 December Reply

    Just ordered my kit. I received the Craftivist starter kit for Christmas and this is my first campaign. I work with Autistic children and have a son on the spectrum so mental health is an issue very close to my heart. I’m so happy to have found a way to combine the crafts I love with such worthwhile causes! Thank you so much!

    • Craftivist Collective
      Posted at 16:53h, 31 December Reply

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Nicola. Keep up the great work and do share your updates with how your Positive Note is coming along and your response from your MP :) Best wishes, Sarah x

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