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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    Kate
    2018-10-23 20:12:03 +1300
    Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
    2018-10-23 20:11:58 +1300
    Mel Scott
    2018-10-23 17:38:59 +1300

    "❤"

    Tashana Williscroft
    2018-10-23 17:28:59 +1300
    Awakino Station Limited
    2018-10-23 17:23:53 +1300

    "Great that you are using Wills memory to help create change. Will will always be missed but never forgotten. Xo "

    Linda Hofsteede
    2018-10-23 17:09:42 +1300
    TeHiriwa Tibble
    2018-10-23 16:43:18 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-23 16:20:41 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-23 09:24:45 +1300
    Hannah Medlicott
    2018-10-22 10:11:59 +1300
    Cameron Maddox
    2018-10-21 22:57:55 +1300
    Shaun Rowe
    2018-10-21 11:54:37 +1300

    "Unreal way to go get the all the boys in the bush to bark up and talk about the good things in life Cheers.🍻"

    Anna Mattravers
    2018-10-20 20:36:45 +1300

    "Well done and much love to you for speaking up and taking action xxx"

    Holly Courtney
    2018-10-18 21:26:54 +1300

    "Such a great cause guys, hope the tour goes well x"

    Blair Trevathan
    2018-10-17 22:34:37 +1300
    Mhairi Rowbottom
    2018-10-17 22:05:22 +1300

    "Goodluck guys! The campaign is great and the world needs more people like you willing to speak up."

    George Watson
    2018-10-17 16:24:56 +1300

    "Get stuck in there girl, hopefully we can see you up these ways!"

    Brooke Hobson
    2018-10-17 12:09:29 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-17 11:51:40 +1300
    Paul Olsen
    2018-10-16 22:35:36 +1300
    Barbara Wear
    2018-10-16 20:12:03 +1300

    "All my best for your journey...Barbara W."

    Megan
    2018-10-16 20:00:59 +1300

    "All the best, very powerful message, love the Maxwell-Smiths"

    Ruralco
    2018-10-16 15:36:14 +1300

    "Hi Sarah, WE are really looking forward to supporting you with this wonderful campaign. Thanks, Hele"

    Nicole Hanning
    2018-10-16 14:39:59 +1300

    "This is absolutely amazing and I wish you guys all the best! "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-16 12:59:46 +1300
    Bridget Paddon
    2018-10-16 10:10:48 +1300
    Kate Pont
    2018-10-16 08:05:34 +1300

    "On behalf of Waimara Angus"

    Mark Ellis
    2018-10-16 08:00:22 +1300

    "Good job Abbo. Great cause. "

    Olivia Thomson
    2018-10-15 17:54:52 +1300

    "You guys are doing an amazing job & I'm so proud of you all. I think you'll make a difference & get everyone talking which is incredible xx"

    Dee Innes
    2018-10-15 17:45:45 +1300

    "We are with you"

    Followers 3

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

    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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      Kate
      2018-10-23 20:12:03 +1300
      Anna GuentherPledgeMe Staff
      2018-10-23 20:11:58 +1300
      Mel Scott
      2018-10-23 17:38:59 +1300

      "❤"

      Tashana Williscroft
      2018-10-23 17:28:59 +1300
      Awakino Station Limited
      2018-10-23 17:23:53 +1300

      "Great that you are using Wills memory to help create change. Will will always be missed but never forgotten. Xo "

      Linda Hofsteede
      2018-10-23 17:09:42 +1300
      TeHiriwa Tibble
      2018-10-23 16:43:18 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-23 16:20:41 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-23 09:24:45 +1300
      Hannah Medlicott
      2018-10-22 10:11:59 +1300
      Cameron Maddox
      2018-10-21 22:57:55 +1300
      Shaun Rowe
      2018-10-21 11:54:37 +1300

      "Unreal way to go get the all the boys in the bush to bark up and talk about the good things in life Cheers.🍻"

      Anna Mattravers
      2018-10-20 20:36:45 +1300

      "Well done and much love to you for speaking up and taking action xxx"

      Holly Courtney
      2018-10-18 21:26:54 +1300

      "Such a great cause guys, hope the tour goes well x"

      Blair Trevathan
      2018-10-17 22:34:37 +1300
      Mhairi Rowbottom
      2018-10-17 22:05:22 +1300

      "Goodluck guys! The campaign is great and the world needs more people like you willing to speak up."

      George Watson
      2018-10-17 16:24:56 +1300

      "Get stuck in there girl, hopefully we can see you up these ways!"

      Brooke Hobson
      2018-10-17 12:09:29 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-17 11:51:40 +1300
      Paul Olsen
      2018-10-16 22:35:36 +1300
      Barbara Wear
      2018-10-16 20:12:03 +1300

      "All my best for your journey...Barbara W."

      Megan
      2018-10-16 20:00:59 +1300

      "All the best, very powerful message, love the Maxwell-Smiths"

      Ruralco
      2018-10-16 15:36:14 +1300

      "Hi Sarah, WE are really looking forward to supporting you with this wonderful campaign. Thanks, Hele"

      Nicole Hanning
      2018-10-16 14:39:59 +1300

      "This is absolutely amazing and I wish you guys all the best! "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-16 12:59:46 +1300
      Bridget Paddon
      2018-10-16 10:10:48 +1300
      Kate Pont
      2018-10-16 08:05:34 +1300

      "On behalf of Waimara Angus"

      Mark Ellis
      2018-10-16 08:00:22 +1300

      "Good job Abbo. Great cause. "

      Olivia Thomson
      2018-10-15 17:54:52 +1300

      "You guys are doing an amazing job & I'm so proud of you all. I think you'll make a difference & get everyone talking which is incredible xx"

      Dee Innes
      2018-10-15 17:45:45 +1300

      "We are with you"

      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.