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#HopeForLife 2021/22 – how you can support our work

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The Jordan Legacy’s aim is to create active solutions to prevent the practical action of suicide and make sure that fewer families experience the heart breaking loss from death by suicide. We will also help those who feel that life is no longer worth living to find hope for life again.

This year, The Jordan Legacy will need to generate at least £100,000 in order to ensure that it can continue to deliver its educational events and training programmes and work with communities & workplaces to implement its Zero Suicide Community strategies and plans.

800,000 + people take their own lives, globally, every year, that’s one person every 40 seconds. The most recent Public Health England annual statistics report that 6591 people died by suicide in 2019 – we must reverse this trend now!

This is your opportunity to support our #HopeforLife initiatives and do something practical and amazing during 2021 to help us prevent suicides. You can do this by donating your money, time, skills or other resources.

Option 1 – Make a one-off donation to The Jordan Legacy

Simply put, without financial support, The Jordan Legacy cannot remain sustainable, which means we’d be unable to continue our vital work in helping to prevent suicides. Every donation, large and small is important to us, thank you. To donate via our website, PayPal or card, please click here. UK residents can also donate to our JustGiving page .

NB: We are looking to secure sponsorship of £1000 to help run our Hope for Life (UK) Conference – can you help?


Option 2 – Become a Jordan Legacy ‘Hero’

As a Jordan Legacy Hero you would agree to a regular, monthly, standing order donation of at least £100 per month to support our work.

Plus – your company would undertake an agreed level of fundraising and voluntary activities i.e. regular coffee mornings, encouraging your colleagues to participate in indoor/outdoor challenges to raise sponsorship – the company may wish to offer a proportion of matched funding in support of your employees’ or teams’ efforts. We can work with you to help advise on possible fundraising initiatives.

At this level of support, your funds could go toward:

  • sponsoring someone to become a Mental Health First Aider, through our MHFA100 training courses and providing ongoing support beyond the training itself
  • sponsoring our online educational suicide prevention events 
  • sponsoring our annual Hope for Life (UK) Conference  
  • helping fund our online community portal/resource for the 5 layers of our Zero Suicide Community projects
  • help us subsidise the cost of therapy or counselling for someone who is unable to fund such services but is in urgent need of help
  • provide a vital lifeline to someone experiencing poor mental health by allowing our skilled team and Mental Health First Aiders to support and direct someone to a safe space and resources. 

Donors will receive:

  • 2 tickets for you and a colleague/family member/friend to attend our annual Hope for Life (UK) Conference for Year 1
  • 2 online talks per year to your employees on the topic of mental health and suicide prevention 
  • positive brand recognition and PR for your company through appropriate logo placement on our website, LinkedIn (more than 34K followers) and other social media posts and email bulletins), which promotes your company’s values and commitment to corporate social responsibility. 

Option 3 – Become a Jordan Legacy ‘Superhero’

As a Jordan Legacy Hero, your company would agree to donate a minimum of £10000 over 3 years to support our work.

At this level of support, your funds could go toward:

  • sponsoring even more people to become Mental Health First Aiders, through our MHFA100 training courses and providing ongoing support beyond the training itself 
  • sponsoring our educational suicide prevention events
  • sponsoring our annual Hope for Life (UK) Conference 
  • help us subsidise the cost of therapy or counselling for someone who is unable to fund such services but is in urgent need of help
  • provide a vital lifeline to someone experiencing poor mental health by allowing our skilled team and Mental Health First Aiders to support and direct someone to a safe space and resources.
  • helping fund our online community portal/resource for the 5 layers of our Zero Suicide Community projects
  • capital funding of Jordan’s Place – a centre for Hope

Donors will receive:

  • 4 tickets for you and your colleagues/family/friends to attend our annual Hope for Life (UK) Conference for Year 1
  • 2 online talks per year to your employees on the topic of mental health and suicide prevention 
  • 20% discount off the normal fees for our in-house training workshops (online or in a physical space) for your leaders/managers/employees on how to create Psychologically Safer Workplaces. For your colleagues, we can deliver sessions on how to support your own and others’ mental wellbeing, including specific topics relating to mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression, burnout and how to support someone in crisis. 
  • help to develop a Zero Suicide plan for your specific organisation – you might prefer the term ‘Do no harm plan’ – at The Jordan Legacy, we have considerable consultancy experience and expertise in the area of preventing suicides from becoming a possibility at your company.
  • positive brand recognition and PR for your company through appropriate logo placement on our website, LinkedIn (more than 34K followers) and other social media posts and email bulletins), which promotes your company’s values and commitment to corporate social responsibility. 

Still like to help but you’re not able to support The Jordan Legacy financially?

Do you have a set of skills or resources that we could use or which might be of benefit to someone struggling with their mental health or possibly contemplating suicide? Or do you have valuable skills or resources, eg IT skills or project management skills, that you could offer to help us in our suicide prevention work?.

There could be all kinds of ways in which you could make a difference – let us know how you believe you can help by contacting us. Click here to get in touch.

We will be showcasing a number of our successful ‘Zero Suicide ‘ community and workplace projects at The Jordan Legacy’s #HopeForLifeUK Day conference on December 1st 2021

Watch our #HopeForLife UK launch event video

This is a recording of our #HopeForLifeUK launch event, which took place on January 21st 2021, where we laid out our Zero Suicide Community plans for the next 12 months. More than 350 people registered to attend, with many contacting us afterwards with feedback such as “superb event” and “incredibly motivating and thought provoking” and “I’m feeling moved and encouraged”.

If you can find time to find a quiet space, grab a coffee and press play, you’ll see why so many people were inspired by this event and then got in touch to ask how they can contribute to our #HopeForLifeUK initiative during  2021.

Join our #HopeForLifeUK community

By following this link https://bit.ly/365oYXB you can opt-in to join The Jordan Legacy’s #HopeForLifeUK Community, where we will provide you with updates on our progress. We are also creating our Community Hub, where you will able to contribute your ideas for how we can make a real and practical difference in preventing suicides and saving lives. This initiative will culminate in #HopeForLifeUK Day on December 4th 2021.


 

Contact us for more information.

 


Conference keynote speaker – Steve Phillip

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From 2009, Steve had worked with hundreds of professionals around the UK and overseas, in companies such as The British Red Cross, Toyota GB, FedEx, Deloitte and Harley Davidson, helping them strengthen their online brand presence, using platforms such as LinkedIn and other social media. However, in December 2019, his world was turned upside down when his son Jordan took his own life following an ongoing battle with depression and anxiety. 

Image of Steve Phillip

In March 2020, Steve founded The Jordan Legacy CIC, an organisation committed to preventing suicide, as part of the global ‘Zero Suicide Community’. A member of the National Suicide Prevention Alliance, he now talks to business leaders, employees and communities about preventing suicides in their community and how they can spot the signs of poor mental health and improve the wellbeing of those they work and live amongst. During 2021, Steve is scheduled to speak and has already delivered talks to ; The RAF, the Government’s Cabinet Office, North Yorkshire Police, Barclays Bank, The Ministry of Defence, the Home Office, the Department for Health & Social Care and others.

To book Steve to speak at your event online or on-site, click this link