Do you know someone who would sleep in a cell to raise money for charity?
Well Young Minds, If You Care Share, Walking with the Wounded, Consett YMCA and an Independent Custody Visitor are doing just that!
Ron Hogg, Durham Police, Crime and Victims' Commissioner, is opening the doors of Consett Police Station for one night, on Wednesday 21 December 2016, in aid of local and national charities.
What is the event about?
Christmas can be a particularly difficult time for people with Mental Health issues. It can be stressful, and a time when feelings of loneliness and isolation are made worse. Durham Constabulary has taken the decision to ensure that no young person with a mental illness is taken to a police station as a Place of Safety and that a police station is only used in exceptional circumstances in the case of adults.
The event aims to:
- raise awareness about the need for support for people in a mental health crisis
- to support the four different charities involved to raise awareness about their work of their own charities to help the vulnerable (young people, veterans, people in a mental health crisis and poor health)
Find out more...
For more details about the event, and the organisations involved, visit the links below, and find them on social media:
For live blog updates on the night in the cell you can visit the Fast Dreamers blog