From the 15 March to 16 May 2021, we will be donating 10% of all sales to the mental health non-profit, The Maudsley Charity via Work for Good.
Living with depression and anxiety myself, I know how it mental illness can affect the lives of not only those who are ill, but also those around them - so this is a cause close to my heart.
A London based organisation, The Maudsley Charity works in partnership with the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust and Kings College London, they fund projects that change lives across London, the UK and the world. Working alongside patients and families, clinical care teams, researchers and community organisations, the Maudsley Charity supports not only innovation and research, but service improvement too.
Change the story
On average, three children in every classroom have a diagnosable mental illness, and half of adult mental health conditions are present by the age of 14. The Maudsley Charity is working to redefine the way we care for young minds, improving the quality of life or generations to come. The charity hopes to innovate new screening methods, develop treatments specific to children, and educate children at primary school age to provide early intervention.
The Long Gallery
Established in 2013, in a previously unused staff corridor, the Maudsley Long Gallery showcases service user artwork in a public gallery. The gallery is managed and curated by Bethlem Gallery, and funded by Maudsley Charity.
As an A Level art student, I was lucky enough to visit the Bethlem Gallery, and that experience has shaped the way I think about art, mental health and how the two interact ever since.
You can find out how and why bloomed supports charity here.