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July 2021

MRFs Help Cards milestone marks charity’s third-year anniversary

Some 20,000 of the Molly Rose Foundation’s popular pocket-sized Help Cards have now been distributed by the charity, with requests for these useful and free-of-charge resources coming in regularly.

This milestone helps mark the Molly Rose Foundation’s third official anniversary in August 2021 and the charity is investing additional resources from voluntary financial donations it receives into further printing, packaging and postage, helping to ensure that anyone requiring Help Cards receives them promptly.

These ‘Where To Find Help’ Cards have been designed as a quick and handy reminder of some of the vital assistance available to all right now, especially young people, and particularly during the challenging times presented by the pandemic. If you’d like to receive one (or more) packs of Help Cards please Click Here: Each pack contains approximately 144 Help Cards.

To date, we’ve received requests directly from both individuals affected by mental illness and parents of young people suffering mental ill health, who have approached the Foundation for personal assistance. We’ve also distributed Help Cards to youth organisations, therapists, local authorities, churches and other religious groups, along with schools, academies, colleges, universities and other further education centres providing counselling, mentoring and information support to students.

Others asking for our Help Cards are staff in healthcare liaison services including social workers, ambulance crews, surgeries and hospitals working in their communities. We’ve additionally despatched and hand-delivered Help Card packs to social and bereavement service providers, foster care organisations, youth trainers, other charities, social enterprises including those involved in child protection, and social prescribers (community link workers) for children’s mental health.

Here are just a few of the positive messages we’ve received from our Help Card recipients:

We think the cards will be really useful for our older students. We do a lot of work around good mental health, as we really believe that this is where education starts, and without this academic progress will be limited. These cards will be used to support our students, and as discussion points in class” – Academy Assistant Head

These cards would be so helpful for our students and their parent/carers” – Emotional Literary Support Assistant, Secondary School

These cards will be distributed to young carers when we meet them during our workshops/activities. Many thanks” – Young Carers Coordinator, voluntary sector organisations partnership

I’m making a mental health first aid board and giving out information. It would be great to receive these” – Manager, student accommodation provider

I am a parent of a young lady whom is struggling so very much at the moment.. I think this is a wonderful way of them seeking help

As a private therapist working with school children I feel these cards are a vital
tool and an excellent idea

Giving them to my daughter’s Sixth form school. This is such a big thing you’re doing. Well done

We are a young person’s emotional health and wellbeing service. These cards would be great to include as part of our welcome packs, or for young people that may be experiencing crisis

I work with young people and train adults in youth mental health first aid. I think these cards would benefit the professionals and young people I work with” – SEMH (Supporting Children & Young People with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs) training provider

A couple of packs would be brilliant as we could have them at reception for students to pick up and give to the pastoral team to give out to students they are working with” – Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner, secondary schoo

If you’re finding today hard, text MRF to 85258 to speak to a trained volunteer. You’re never alone.

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