Will to Live - 'Speak Up' Tour 2019

By Sarah Perriam

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Will To Live - 'Speak Up' Tour 2019

Project 2018-10-09 09:42:43 +1300

Give rural males a 'will to live' when they won't talk

A Lincoln University student and her friends want to turn around the alarming trend of young rural males that are committing suicide after she lost her boyfriend - a 21-year-old North Otago high country shepherd.

 

She warns that the demographic of her boyfriend are poorly catered for in the New Zealand mental health system, as it's not in their culture to ring a helpline and counselors take 6-8 weeks to get an appointment in towns hundreds of kilometres away.

 

   

 

 

They are taking a different approach to get the message into the young rural males mind

 

‘Will to Live’ campaign, a mental health awareness campaign targeted at young rural males and is founded by student, Elle Perriam, 20, along with her sister, RadioLIVE’s Rural Exchange co-host Sarah Perriam, Adam Williams and Sam Gregory.

 

 

 

“I want males to ‘speak up’ about surviving their own battles with depression and in turn create a culture where we are more confident to share that surviving is a strength not a weakness and that it is ‘normal’.

 

They are going straight to the one thing they love the most

 

 

Shepherd’s love their team of working dogs. They often spend a lot of time with them alone out in the hills and when they are isolated on the farm. Their dogs are always loyal and never force them to speak. But.. shepherd’s often command their dogs to ‘speak up’ to bark and muster sheep or cattle. So the question now is, why won’t you?

 

Those they want to encourage to ‘Speak Up’ on their 10-date regional New Zealand tour are local’s in that country area that have survived depression and found their ‘will to live’ helping those who would normally not talk, at least remember their ‘will to live’ in their darkest times.

 

Support Jess to help young rural males find and remember their “Will to Live”

 

“We are using Jess, who was my boyfriend’s favourite black huntaway, as the mascot for the New Zealand ‘Speak Up’ tour.  We want to ram home the power of having gratitude.”

 

Jess will go on tour across New Zealand in 2019 with Elle & Sarah to host a year of symbolic ‘Speak Up’s’ in rural country pubs with a ‘bark-up’ and evening of speakers & entertainment.

 

Jess is also symbolic to the campaign as depression is often referred to as the ‘black dog’.

 

The team need your help to crowdfund the expenses of a 10-date regional ‘Speak Up’ tour in country pubs.

 

This will allow the funding for Elle Perriam and her sister Sarah to travel with Jess to 10 rural country pubs around New Zealand & host ‘Speak Up’ events featuring a night of food, storytelling, live music & a charity ‘Bark Up’ of huntaways with prizes to be won!


Any funds raised passed the target will go towards hosting more locations on the ‘Speak Up’ tour calendar in 2019.



Jess hopes you enjoy the rewards she has chosen for you to pledge generously to help her and Elle hit the road across rural New Zealand to spread the message!

 

Links to the rewards in more detail :

 

 

 

 

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    Zoe McNeilly
    2018-10-31 16:51:55 +1300
    Emma Chrystall
    2018-10-31 16:50:28 +1300
    Courtney Hume
    2018-10-31 16:50:02 +1300
    Sinnead Flannery
    2018-10-31 16:49:56 +1300

    "Bloody good work, keep it up!!!! "

    Aly Doherty
    2018-10-31 16:49:38 +1300
    Brendon Thomas
    2018-10-31 16:47:17 +1300
    Bridget
    2018-10-31 16:37:35 +1300
    Mark
    2018-10-31 14:10:53 +1300
    Tamsin Harvey
    2018-10-31 12:42:18 +1300
    Sam Perry
    2018-10-31 12:33:39 +1300
    Danielle Beal-Harris
    2018-10-31 12:17:26 +1300

    "Such a great thing you guys are doing! Behind this 100%! ❤"

    Nicole Kennedy
    2018-10-31 12:11:59 +1300

    "Love your work team, keep doing what you do x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-31 09:27:10 +1300
    Grace Campbell
    2018-10-31 08:37:22 +1300
    Lucy Dynes
    2018-10-31 08:13:28 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-30 22:30:19 +1300
    Chris Collins
    2018-10-30 20:46:59 +1300

    "Everyone should get behind thiis,we kneed to get the message out there that it’s ok to “speak up”"

    Ross McTaggart
    2018-10-30 07:20:57 +1300

    "Your courage is inspiring Elle - keep moving forward and together we can all make a real difference."

    Anna
    2018-10-29 19:20:02 +1300
    Sam Keeling
    2018-10-29 19:06:11 +1300
    Phil Collyns
    2018-10-29 18:35:52 +1300

    "Looking forward to a yarn and dinner"

    Merryn Maxwell
    2018-10-29 14:38:14 +1300

    "This is a great cause, happy to support. "

    Anna van Uden
    2018-10-29 08:17:10 +1300
    Alan Marshall
    2018-10-28 23:44:54 +1300

    "Awesome effort guys, a great cause, well done."

    Nathan Waugh
    2018-10-28 20:02:43 +1300
    Jamie Mcskimming
    2018-10-28 17:03:24 +1300

    "Every one get in behind this is a great cause "

    Olivia Ashworth
    2018-10-28 08:00:11 +1300

    "Super proud to be part of something like this. Your doing an amazing thing "

    Lucy Stratton
    2018-10-27 21:01:51 +1300
    sean
    2018-10-27 09:59:14 +1300
    Pip Dalgliesh
    2018-10-27 09:24:58 +1300

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    Will To Live - 'Speak Up' Tour 2019

    Project 2018-10-09 09:42:43 +1300

    Give rural males a 'will to live' when they won't talk

    A Lincoln University student and her friends want to turn around the alarming trend of young rural males that are committing suicide after she lost her boyfriend - a 21-year-old North Otago high country shepherd.

     

    She warns that the demographic of her boyfriend are poorly catered for in the New Zealand mental health system, as it's not in their culture to ring a helpline and counselors take 6-8 weeks to get an appointment in towns hundreds of kilometres away.

     

       

     

     

    They are taking a different approach to get the message into the young rural males mind

     

    ‘Will to Live’ campaign, a mental health awareness campaign targeted at young rural males and is founded by student, Elle Perriam, 20, along with her sister, RadioLIVE’s Rural Exchange co-host Sarah Perriam, Adam Williams and Sam Gregory.

     

     

     

    “I want males to ‘speak up’ about surviving their own battles with depression and in turn create a culture where we are more confident to share that surviving is a strength not a weakness and that it is ‘normal’.

     

    They are going straight to the one thing they love the most

     

     

    Shepherd’s love their team of working dogs. They often spend a lot of time with them alone out in the hills and when they are isolated on the farm. Their dogs are always loyal and never force them to speak. But.. shepherd’s often command their dogs to ‘speak up’ to bark and muster sheep or cattle. So the question now is, why won’t you?

     

    Those they want to encourage to ‘Speak Up’ on their 10-date regional New Zealand tour are local’s in that country area that have survived depression and found their ‘will to live’ helping those who would normally not talk, at least remember their ‘will to live’ in their darkest times.

     

    Support Jess to help young rural males find and remember their “Will to Live”

     

    “We are using Jess, who was my boyfriend’s favourite black huntaway, as the mascot for the New Zealand ‘Speak Up’ tour.  We want to ram home the power of having gratitude.”

     

    Jess will go on tour across New Zealand in 2019 with Elle & Sarah to host a year of symbolic ‘Speak Up’s’ in rural country pubs with a ‘bark-up’ and evening of speakers & entertainment.

     

    Jess is also symbolic to the campaign as depression is often referred to as the ‘black dog’.

     

    The team need your help to crowdfund the expenses of a 10-date regional ‘Speak Up’ tour in country pubs.

     

    This will allow the funding for Elle Perriam and her sister Sarah to travel with Jess to 10 rural country pubs around New Zealand & host ‘Speak Up’ events featuring a night of food, storytelling, live music & a charity ‘Bark Up’ of huntaways with prizes to be won!


    Any funds raised passed the target will go towards hosting more locations on the ‘Speak Up’ tour calendar in 2019.



    Jess hopes you enjoy the rewards she has chosen for you to pledge generously to help her and Elle hit the road across rural New Zealand to spread the message!

     

    Links to the rewards in more detail :

     

     

     

     

    Comments

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      Zoe McNeilly
      2018-10-31 16:51:55 +1300
      Emma Chrystall
      2018-10-31 16:50:28 +1300
      Courtney Hume
      2018-10-31 16:50:02 +1300
      Sinnead Flannery
      2018-10-31 16:49:56 +1300

      "Bloody good work, keep it up!!!! "

      Aly Doherty
      2018-10-31 16:49:38 +1300
      Brendon Thomas
      2018-10-31 16:47:17 +1300
      Bridget
      2018-10-31 16:37:35 +1300
      Mark
      2018-10-31 14:10:53 +1300
      Tamsin Harvey
      2018-10-31 12:42:18 +1300
      Sam Perry
      2018-10-31 12:33:39 +1300
      Danielle Beal-Harris
      2018-10-31 12:17:26 +1300

      "Such a great thing you guys are doing! Behind this 100%! ❤"

      Nicole Kennedy
      2018-10-31 12:11:59 +1300

      "Love your work team, keep doing what you do x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-31 09:27:10 +1300
      Grace Campbell
      2018-10-31 08:37:22 +1300
      Lucy Dynes
      2018-10-31 08:13:28 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-30 22:30:19 +1300
      Chris Collins
      2018-10-30 20:46:59 +1300

      "Everyone should get behind thiis,we kneed to get the message out there that it’s ok to “speak up”"

      Ross McTaggart
      2018-10-30 07:20:57 +1300

      "Your courage is inspiring Elle - keep moving forward and together we can all make a real difference."

      Anna
      2018-10-29 19:20:02 +1300
      Sam Keeling
      2018-10-29 19:06:11 +1300
      Phil Collyns
      2018-10-29 18:35:52 +1300

      "Looking forward to a yarn and dinner"

      Merryn Maxwell
      2018-10-29 14:38:14 +1300

      "This is a great cause, happy to support. "

      Anna van Uden
      2018-10-29 08:17:10 +1300
      Alan Marshall
      2018-10-28 23:44:54 +1300

      "Awesome effort guys, a great cause, well done."

      Nathan Waugh
      2018-10-28 20:02:43 +1300
      Jamie Mcskimming
      2018-10-28 17:03:24 +1300

      "Every one get in behind this is a great cause "

      Olivia Ashworth
      2018-10-28 08:00:11 +1300

      "Super proud to be part of something like this. Your doing an amazing thing "

      Lucy Stratton
      2018-10-27 21:01:51 +1300
      sean
      2018-10-27 09:59:14 +1300
      Pip Dalgliesh
      2018-10-27 09:24:58 +1300

      Followers of Will to Live - 'Speak Up' Tour 2019

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 31/10/2018 at 9:00 PM.