Chosen Charity of the Year

Chasing the Stigma, a local mental health charity, is Mayoral 100 Club’s chosen Charity for 2018.

Liverpool-based charity, Chasing the Stigma, exists to humanise mental illness by removing the fear of judgement which prevents people from talking about their experiences.

Jake Mills, CEO of Chasing the Stigma, who has previously struggled with his mental health, said: “We are very honoured to be chosen as the official charity for the Mayoral 100 Club. This is a huge opportunity for us to grow and develop as a charity but, more importantly, it is a fantastic opportunity for us put mental health on the agenda, particularly with business leaders. We look forward to be able to speak to them about the importance of mental wellbeing in the workplace for everyone.”

Collaborating with creative designers, (and Mayoral 100 Club Member) Mashbo, the charity has created the Hub of Hope. The national mental health database is the first app of its kind. It brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental health advice and support, all together in once place. The app uses your device’s location to locate nearest help to you should you ever need it. It has been publicly commended by NHS trusts and, numerous mental health charities such as Samaritans, politicians and celebrities, it is being accessed by people across the world – regardless of age, location or background.

The Hub of Hope has, to date, received more than 15,000 unique visits from 751 different cities and towns across 59 countries. It is currently the biggest and most comprehensive resource of its kind, with more than 1,000 validated support networks already registered on the web app and this number increasing each day, providing a vital stopgap for thousands of people on the five to six month NHS waiting list for mental health referrals.

Everybody in the world has mental health. Everyone.