A passionately committed group of IHEART friends and supporters attended the intimate #mentalhealthrevolution event held at our North London Centre this past Sunday.
As well as hearing from students and teachers championing IHEART’s impactful work, guests were inspired and moved by BBC film producer, mental health activist and guest speaker, Ian Russell, who bravely shared the heart-breaking story of his 14-year daughter Molly Rose, who died by suicide in 2017.
“Hearing Ian’s story was incredibly moving and it really drove home the vital work we are doing at IHEART by tackling the mental health crisis facing our young people head-on,” says IHEART founder, Terry Rubenstein. “It’s a great honour to collaborate with Ian on such an important initiative and we are extremely grateful for his ongoing support in raising awareness for our campaign.”
The 36-hour #mentalhealthrevolution fundraiser is IHEART’s first Crowdfunding event and will take place on the 15th and 16thSeptember 2019. The IHEART programme has already been delivered in 42 schools to almost 2,500 young people, with tremendously positive results. Raising our target of £300,000 will enable us to achieve our goal of reaching 90,000 young people in 500 schools across the country over the next 3 years. And most importantly, it will go a long way to helping us achieve our aim of turning the tide on the mental health crisis facing our children.
To find out more about Ian’s story and the Molly Rose Foundation, click here.