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Sandra Johnson

Skydiving for Maudsley Charity

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My story

[p] I'm raising money for [url=https://www.slam.nhs.uk/our-services/service-finder-details?CODE=SU0984]Peckham Befrienders[/url], a BME befriending service which is part of the South London & Maudsley Foundation Trust (SLaM) volunteering programme for BME people with mental health problems.[/p][p] I am a volunteer with [url=https://www.slam.nhs.uk/about-us/get-involved/volunteering-and-other-opportunities/msaada]SLaM's Msaada[/url] programme, which is part funded by the [url=https://www.maudsleycharity.org/]Maudsley Charity[/url] and I support the service users in Peckham Befrienders.[/p][p]I started volunteering at Peckham Befrienders in January 2019 and have discovered just how many people in the community are really isolated. Without it, they'd have no safe space where they can just go, listen to music, relax and socialise with other people. [/p][p]Since experiencing my own mental health problems ten years ago, I have campaigned for individuals who have gone through domestic abuse and mental ill health to be able to speak out safely about their experiences, and fulfil their potential. I set up the organisation [url=https://stillirise148.wordpress.com/]Still I Rise[/url], which aims to provide support to people in the community creating a non-clinical, judgement-free environment and emphasise that no matter what they have endured they can still rise. [/p][p]As someone who has been detained and treated at the Maudsley Hospital, I don't want to be afraid to share my story if it helps to inspire hope for recovery in others.[/p][p]Earlier this year I lost a close friend to suicide. He had inspired me to look after my physical health as a way to manage my depression, and taught me the importance of self-care. I've lost over 3 stone to be able to take part in this skydive, which I'm doing in his memory. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Peckham Befrienders: [/b] [url=https://www.slam.nhs.uk/our-services/service-finder-details?CODE=SU0984]https://www.slam.nhs.uk/our-services/service-finder-details?CODE=SU0984[/url] [/p][p][b]SLaM Msaada programme:[/b] [url=https://www.slam.nhs.uk/about-us/get-involved/volunteering-and-other-opportunities/msaada]https://www.slam.nhs.uk/about-us/get-involved/volunteering-and-other-opportunities/msaada[/url][/p][p][b]Maudsley Charity: [/b][url=https://www.maudsleycharity.org/]https://www.maudsleycharity.org/[/url][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

21 Sep 2019


Oct 7, 2019



Oct 4, 2019


Your awesome


Sep 29, 2019

John Crow

Late due to procrastination - but not forgotten. You are an inspiration!


Sep 29, 2019



Sep 27, 2019


Sep 23, 2019


Well done Sandra. You are a formidable, brave and caring person and despite all you’ve been through you are living proof that with determination, assistance, guidance and support there is a “light at the end of the tunnel”. God bless you. Jennifer


Sep 22, 2019


You are an amazing inspiration keep doing what your doing. Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2019


Gwan sis 👏🏿👏🏿

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Sep 21, 2019


Sandra you are a huge inspiration. Well done for doing it. Keep pushing the boundaries and being an incredible example.


Sep 21, 2019

Natalie Phillips

I'm so proud you girlie!!!!! Go get it

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