Charity of the Month – Shout 85258

The charity of the month this February is Shout! I am now working closely with this charity and their work is so amazing. For those who are not familiar with Shout 85258, it is a free, confidential, 24/7 text-messaging support service for people struggling with their mental health. Also, Shout 85258 is the first service from Mental Health Innovations and it was launched in May 2019. Since the launch, Shout has had more than 1,000,000 conversations with people who are experiencing mental health distress.

Charity of the Month – Shout 85258

It is great to discover services like Shout 85258 working hard to help those who need support in an easy and confidential way. Many of us rather communicate via text messages these days, so having a charity step up and provide support in an innovative way is really helpful.

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Here are some facts about mental health in the UK from Mind and NHS:

  • 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England.
  • 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England.
  • 1 in 10 children experiences mental illness.

Mental health illness can be a lonely experience for those dealing with it. In a busy noisy world, it is hard dealing with any form of distress. Plus, there’s still a stigma attached to mental health illness, which is why we must continue to talk about it and raise more awareness so more people feel comfortable seeking help.

How to help Shout 85258

There are many ways to get involved in supporting this charity. You can help Shout 85258 continue to support those in need by donating, volunteering, fundraising and partnering. Another way of getting involved is by sharing the Shout 85258 number on social media to spread the word.

Thanks for reading and sharing. You can check out some other charities I support here. Have a lovely week ahead.


Where to Find Groomsmen Gifts Ideas

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There are a few times in a lifetime that it becomes a necessity to show our appreciation for the people who have helped us in the most important moment in our life, such as weddings. The whole entourage plays a great role before and during the wedding, and they volunteer their time and effort because they care for us. Thus, it has been a tradition to give groomsmen gifts for each of your groomsmen during the wedding.

The gifts could never repay the help and involvement that your groomsmen have done but it will tell them that you appreciate all their efforts and you would like to make them feel loved and valued. In the past, groomsmen gifts were considered as wedding favors, like they would get the same favors as all the other guests of the wedding.

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However, the role that groomsmen fulfill in a wedding makes them a special group and they should get to have a more unique gift. There are many gift ideas when it comes to that, but you would want a gift that will instantly make them special and convey the deep gratitude that you have for them. You can ask your wedding coordinators and planners for gift ideas as they will have suggestions for sure, but you do not want to risk having to give a less than stellar gift to them.

Your groomsmen will be people that you have known for years and have built a long friendship with them, so if in terms of gift ideas, you would be the person to know what they would love to receive. The gifts need to have that personalized element, it should be carefully thought of, and it should display the fun and affection you have for them all.

Choosing the Best Groomsmen Gifts

There are a few things to remember when choosing the best groomsmen gifts so that you can have the perfect gift for them. When looking for gifts, you would want something that will convey your profound gratitude to them, so it should not be too inconsequential or too ostentatious. It should be a balance of effort and value and in this regard, it is a great idea to give personalized gifts. These gifts are matched to their personality and it gives them that special feeling knowing that you picked their gifts.

On the other hand, you do not want a gift that would be very different from each one, especially if you have five or more groomsmen, some might be comparing their gifts with the others. It has to have a little bit of similarity but not so that it would lose the personalized appeal of the gift. For example, you could get them all wine but of different flavors and colors to suit their taste. In this way, they will more or less likely have equally valued gifts and yet still be unique for each of them. When you think along these lines, then you could see that there are a lot of gift ideas that you could work with.

Another example would be to get them something that they would all love to receive such as custom wallets, perfumes, belts, backpacks, or even a box of chocolates if they have a sweet tooth. Whatever gift you choose, it should be both practical and pleasing to the eye, which means that it should have some sense of purpose and be a great accessory to their lifestyle too. You need to steer away from generic gifts that do not have any charm or character to them, as it would not send the message that you want them to feel.

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Finding the Best Groomsmen Gifts

Once you have decided on the groomsmen gifts that you want, the next step is for you to look for a store or supplier where you can source the gifts. This process, however, is dependent on your chosen gift, if you want to give wine then you need a wine store that carries a wide selection of wine where you can choose the best for each of your friends. If you decide to get them custom leather wallets, then you also need to find a store that sells genuine leather ones, not those cheap and ugly synthetic leather wallets. As with anything these days, the best option for you to take in finding a supplier that you can trust is to go online.

There are now many online stores or websites that sell everything that you might think will be great gift choices. You just need to search the items that you want and your search engines will give you the most relevant results, you can also include in your search your location so you could have local stores on the results page.

However, the best way to find a reliable supplier is to interact with them, give them a call, send an email or send a direct message to their website and then wait for them to respond to you. If they get back to you in a day then you can be assured that it is a legitimate store or supplier, but if you do not get any response, then you be sure too that you do not want to do business with them. Even with the convenience that online shopping brings, it still is important that you can interact with someone from the website or store.

Ordering Your Groomsmen Gifts

Once you have settled with an online supplier for the groomsmen gifts that you want to give, all you have to do is to place your order and then have it delivered to your address. You would want to order this ahead of the wedding so that you would not run the risk of getting the gifts late for the wedding day. although your groomsmen might be more than okay with getting their gifts late making sure that they aren’t is your responsibility. You would want to present the gifts during the wedding or before the ceremony starts on that day, so make sure that you bring them with you and set aside a little time for you to give them.


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