Donate or Get Involved
Please donate, if you can. You can click on the MyDonatebutton on this website, to give money to our charity. We apologise for the fact that the MyDonate page suggests amounts which you can donate. This might make people feel that they should donate more than they can afford. Please only donate what you can. Every pound helps, and every pound is gratefully received. We use MyDonate because it is free for charities to register with them – many of the other sites like Justgiving ask charities to pay a monthly fee.
There are also other ways in which you can support our charity:-
Give as you live – if you are an on-line shopper, this a very simple way to raise money for Suicide Crisis – go to http://www.giveasyoulive.com, sign up and nominate Suicide Crisis as your charity. Whenever you buy from a popular on-line retailer (e.g. Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Debenhams, John Lewis, PC World, etc, etc,) you will be given a one-click opportunity to allow part of the money you spend to be given to Suicide Crisis – at no cost to you.
Tip – if you download the ‘donation reminder’ to you browser, this links direct to your favourite stores and ensures that a cost-free donation will be made on all your purchases without further action. See http://www.giveasyoulive.com/install.
Events – another way to raise money is to enter a sponsored challenge. You can sign up for an existing event and arrange sponsorship money to paid to us http://www.btplc.com/mydonate
Alternatively, we are registered with http://www.charitychallenge.com who provide an wide variety of possibilities. You may choose to do one yourself or encourage a friend, colleague or relative to participate.
If you can help by volunteering, we would love to hear from you. We have many different types of roles.
You may be interested in joining our Suicide Crisis team, supporting clients on a one to one basis. You need to have undertaken at least level 3 counselling skills training for these positions. Currently all but one of our team is a fully-qualified BACP-accredited counsellor. You will also need to be prepared to undertake further training specifically to support clients who are at risk of suicide.
You may have other skills that you can contribute e.g. management, publicity, media liaison, computer skills, event management or volunteer driving to take members of our team out to visit clients.
We are currently looking for volunteers for our one-year research project into deaths by suicide. One of the roles involves attending inquests and taking notes. For this role, shorthand skills or reporting skills would be helpful as we need to take down every word which is spoken during the inquest. There will usually be two of you taking notes at the same time.
We sometimes have vacancies for more volunteers to provide clinical supervision to our team. For these roles, you need to be experienced at providing clinical supervision. Our current supervisors include the lead clinician of a Psychological Therapies Service and two counselling supervisors.