I recently asked my Twitter followers to tell me their favourite supportive accounts or charities, to create a positive thread of places to go when you need support or advice.
This gave me an idea for a blog post, curating 8 of these fantastic charity accounts to create a list of places you can visit to support a growing charity or find help.
I want to feature charities I’ve not heard about before, and I’ve chosen organisations with less than 4000 followers on social media who deal with a range of issues.
I hope to shine a light on the important work of charities big and small!
In this post, I’ve put together a list of 8 growing charities to support this Autumn.
1. Maytree Respite Centre
Maytree Respite Centre is a UK charity that helps those experiencing suicidal thoughts.
It has a helpline to offer support for those who are struggling, giving them chance to discuss their feelings with volunteers in a safe and compassionate space.
2. Wednesday’s Child
Wednesday’s Child is a charity that provides essential eating disorder support, including coaching and education in schools to help young people understand the support they need.
I love the work that this charity does for people who need help with eating disorder support, and the need for better, more relevant teaching about these subjects is so important.
3. Orri UK
Orri UK is a private service that also provides eating disorder support for people across the UK.
While it is not a charity, it works with the NHS to provide an accessible service to as many people as possible.
This organisation teaches people that recovery is possible, and offers online or in-person support and advice.
It also advises people how to help their loved one, and gives them the help they need.
4. We Hear You
We Hear You is a fantastic, UK-based organisation that provides free counselling to those affected by life threatening illnesses, such as cancer.
Medical issues can be such a daunting time for the family of those who are ill, as well as the person themselves.
5. Snowdon Trust
The Snowdon Trust helps young people and students to access academic or vocational courses in the UK, such as offering extra support when they need it and supporting applications.
This charity also awards grants to young people, to help them access essential study needs.
I love the work that this charity does for young people, and it is a growing charity to support this Autumn.
6. Hospital Rooms
This is a lovely charity that aims to improve patients’ experience of mental health hospitals using art and decorations, creating a welcoming and more positive space for those who are struggling.
This sounds like such a fantastic charity, find out more via their Twitter account.
7. Back Off Scotland
Back Off Scotland is a charity that is doing fantastic things for those trying to access abortions in Scotland.
It aims to create a buffer around Scottish abortion clinics, letting people access abortion without shame, violence or pressure.
This charity is one to follow and support this Autumn. Find their Twitter (and petition) here.
8. National Association for PMS
This fantastic charity aims to improve understanding and treatment for people suffering with PMS.
So little is known about what people who menstruate go through every single month, so this charity advocates for PMS and gets people understanding their bodies.
Are there any growing charities you want to support this Autumn? What is your favourite growing charity? What do you think of the charities in this blog post?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x