Will to Live - 'Speak Up' Tour 2019

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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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    Barry GPledgeMe Staff
    2018-10-15 16:43:42 +1300

    "encouraging greater self-awareness in young men. Nice one, folks!"

    Laura Cockroft
    2018-10-15 15:56:37 +1300

    "love your work xx"

    Hannah Wilson
    2018-10-15 15:46:26 +1300

    "Love what you guys are doing! Awesome work, keep it up!"

    Wendy Hamerton
    2018-10-15 14:31:21 +1300
    Alyce Perkins
    2018-10-15 12:00:33 +1300

    "Fantastic Cause. Well done guys. From Alyce and Anthony Perkins "

    Olivia Ross
    2018-10-15 11:50:04 +1300

    "Awesome work team! All the best with the tour! "

    Isla Pringle
    2018-10-15 11:48:50 +1300

    "Backing you and the campaign the whole way Elle P 💙💛"

    Michelle Christie
    2018-10-15 11:31:25 +1300
    Gina Roberts
    2018-10-15 11:19:58 +1300
    Dean Gardiner
    2018-10-14 21:41:54 +1300
    Tom Miles
    2018-10-14 20:37:26 +1300
    Helen Francis
    2018-10-14 15:54:24 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-14 14:00:46 +1300
    Steve Horgan
    2018-10-14 12:51:27 +1300
    Jules Watson
    2018-10-14 12:06:53 +1300

    "Love this kaupapa. Good on you all xx"

    Diane Taylor
    2018-10-14 11:05:47 +1300

    "Good luck with your Will To Live campaign. "

    Pattie O'Boyle
    2018-10-14 11:04:33 +1300

    "Most rural families have been affected in some way by mental illness. We are happy to support this great initiative. Well done and thank you"

    Sue Abbott
    2018-10-14 10:52:39 +1300

    "In memory of a wonderful young man Will. To Sam, Abbo and Ellie - so proud of you. xxx Sue and Darren"

    Mark Warren
    2018-10-14 10:47:08 +1300

    "Walking the talk. A great bark up , breaks the darkness of dawn silence , and gets everyone’s attention! "

    Jane Allison
    2018-10-14 10:40:49 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-14 10:36:32 +1300

    "Wishing Elle and her team all the best in this adventure. Not an easy one but has been needed for a long time. God bless you guys!"

    Fiona Redfern
    2018-10-14 10:03:48 +1300

    "All the best."

    Fiona Redfern
    2018-10-14 10:03:01 +1300

    "All the best."

    Amelia Marsden
    2018-10-14 09:45:20 +1300
    Peter Robinson
    2018-10-14 06:16:13 +1300

    "Great cause guys - good luck with the tour"

    Rebecca Griffiths
    2018-10-13 22:24:35 +1300
    Donna McWilliam
    2018-10-13 21:55:14 +1300
    Graeme and Henrietta Purvis
    2018-10-13 20:56:29 +1300

    "What an awesome voyage you have embarked on. We wish you all the very best."

    Georgia Pickering
    2018-10-13 20:55:17 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-13 20:16:56 +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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      Barry GPledgeMe Staff
      2018-10-15 16:43:42 +1300

      "encouraging greater self-awareness in young men. Nice one, folks!"

      Laura Cockroft
      2018-10-15 15:56:37 +1300

      "love your work xx"

      Hannah Wilson
      2018-10-15 15:46:26 +1300

      "Love what you guys are doing! Awesome work, keep it up!"

      Wendy Hamerton
      2018-10-15 14:31:21 +1300
      Alyce Perkins
      2018-10-15 12:00:33 +1300

      "Fantastic Cause. Well done guys. From Alyce and Anthony Perkins "

      Olivia Ross
      2018-10-15 11:50:04 +1300

      "Awesome work team! All the best with the tour! "

      Isla Pringle
      2018-10-15 11:48:50 +1300

      "Backing you and the campaign the whole way Elle P 💙💛"

      Michelle Christie
      2018-10-15 11:31:25 +1300
      Gina Roberts
      2018-10-15 11:19:58 +1300
      Dean Gardiner
      2018-10-14 21:41:54 +1300
      Tom Miles
      2018-10-14 20:37:26 +1300
      Helen Francis
      2018-10-14 15:54:24 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-14 14:00:46 +1300
      Steve Horgan
      2018-10-14 12:51:27 +1300
      Jules Watson
      2018-10-14 12:06:53 +1300

      "Love this kaupapa. Good on you all xx"

      Diane Taylor
      2018-10-14 11:05:47 +1300

      "Good luck with your Will To Live campaign. "

      Pattie O'Boyle
      2018-10-14 11:04:33 +1300

      "Most rural families have been affected in some way by mental illness. We are happy to support this great initiative. Well done and thank you"

      Sue Abbott
      2018-10-14 10:52:39 +1300

      "In memory of a wonderful young man Will. To Sam, Abbo and Ellie - so proud of you. xxx Sue and Darren"

      Mark Warren
      2018-10-14 10:47:08 +1300

      "Walking the talk. A great bark up , breaks the darkness of dawn silence , and gets everyone’s attention! "

      Jane Allison
      2018-10-14 10:40:49 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-14 10:36:32 +1300

      "Wishing Elle and her team all the best in this adventure. Not an easy one but has been needed for a long time. God bless you guys!"

      Fiona Redfern
      2018-10-14 10:03:48 +1300

      "All the best."

      Fiona Redfern
      2018-10-14 10:03:01 +1300

      "All the best."

      Amelia Marsden
      2018-10-14 09:45:20 +1300
      Peter Robinson
      2018-10-14 06:16:13 +1300

      "Great cause guys - good luck with the tour"

      Rebecca Griffiths
      2018-10-13 22:24:35 +1300
      Donna McWilliam
      2018-10-13 21:55:14 +1300
      Graeme and Henrietta Purvis
      2018-10-13 20:56:29 +1300

      "What an awesome voyage you have embarked on. We wish you all the very best."

      Georgia Pickering
      2018-10-13 20:55:17 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-13 20:16:56 +1300

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

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