I’ve been asked a few times why I am donating the profits of my book to charity.
To be honest, with the majority of my sales coming from the ebook that will only ever sell for £2 or less, the money raised will not be earth shattering. But that wasn’t the point. To raise a bit of money is great but raising awareness is equally, if not more, important.
Health in Mind is a charity based in Edinburgh, Scotland and their work promotes mental health and wellbeing in communities. I grew up in Edinburgh and my book is based on a street community in Edinburgh. Although it is a feelgood story it does deal with some issues relating to mental health.
With the year we’ve all experienced - a year like no other that is testing all our mental healths like never before – I just wanted to try and do something positive to help. Even if it’s just to raise a few quid and some awareness.
There are amazing charities like Health in Mind all across the country, all across the world. Time to Talk Day was just last week - but any day can be a good day to talk, so it’s a gentle reminder that there is support out there if you ever need to reach out.
Health in Mind's website is here: https://www.health-in-mind.org.uk/