Guided by the stories in the zine, we’re proud to have chosen a diverse set of charitable causes to be recipients of the funds raised. Proceeds will be split between:
“We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.”
“Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Beat’s vision is that eating disorders will be overcome. Beat’s aims are: To change the way everyone thinks and talks about eating disorders. To improve the way services and treatment are provided. And to help anyone believe that their eating disorder can be overcome.”
“We are Sisters Uncut. We stand united with all self-defining women who live under the threat of domestic violence, and those who experience violence in their daily lives. We stand against the life-threatening cuts to domestic violence services. We stand against austerity. In the UK, two women a week on average are killed at the hands of a partner or ex-partner. The cuts make it harder for women to leave dangerous relationships and live safely. Safety is not a privilege. Access to justice cannot become a luxury. Austerity cuts are ideological but cuts to domestic violence services are fatal.”
“We change the lives of people with mental health problems by using research to bring about better services and fairer policies. One of our areas of work is identifying effective methods of supporting people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system.”
“The English Collective of Prostitutes is a self-help organisation of sex workers, working both on the street and in premises, with a national network throughout the UK. We campaign for the decriminalisation of prostitution, for sex workers’ rights and safety, and for resources to enable people to get out of prostitution if they want to.”
For sex workers in need of advice, check out ECP’s help sheet – Know Your Rights: An A-Z for sex workers.
“A night sitter comes to Sally Burke’s home some days, watching over her teenage daughter Maisie for a few hours while Sally sleeps. These few snatched hours of rest are all the in-home support she receives. It’s a small concession: the mother of the mentally ill teenager needs to sleep, and the child needs supervision to ensure that she stays safe, from herself, and from the mental illness that she lives with. You can have what you need to stay alive, the healthcare system seems to say. That, and nothing more.” – This is a quote from The Cost of Care, a feature from the zine which tells the story of Sally Burke and her mentally ill daughter Maisie. We will be donating money directly to Sally and Maisie for a well deserved holiday.