Will to Live - 'Speak Up' Tour 2019

By Sarah Perriam

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Will To Live - 'Speak Up' Tour 2019

Project 2018-10-09 09:42:43 +1300

Give rural males a 'will to live' when they won't talk

A Lincoln University student and her friends want to turn around the alarming trend of young rural males that are committing suicide after she lost her boyfriend - a 21-year-old North Otago high country shepherd.

 

She warns that the demographic of her boyfriend are poorly catered for in the New Zealand mental health system, as it's not in their culture to ring a helpline and counselors take 6-8 weeks to get an appointment in towns hundreds of kilometres away.

 

   

 

 

They are taking a different approach to get the message into the young rural males mind

 

‘Will to Live’ campaign, a mental health awareness campaign targeted at young rural males and is founded by student, Elle Perriam, 20, along with her sister, RadioLIVE’s Rural Exchange co-host Sarah Perriam, Adam Williams and Sam Gregory.

 

 

 

“I want males to ‘speak up’ about surviving their own battles with depression and in turn create a culture where we are more confident to share that surviving is a strength not a weakness and that it is ‘normal’.

 

They are going straight to the one thing they love the most

 

 

Shepherd’s love their team of working dogs. They often spend a lot of time with them alone out in the hills and when they are isolated on the farm. Their dogs are always loyal and never force them to speak. But.. shepherd’s often command their dogs to ‘speak up’ to bark and muster sheep or cattle. So the question now is, why won’t you?

 

Those they want to encourage to ‘Speak Up’ on their 10-date regional New Zealand tour are local’s in that country area that have survived depression and found their ‘will to live’ helping those who would normally not talk, at least remember their ‘will to live’ in their darkest times.

 

Support Jess to help young rural males find and remember their “Will to Live”

 

“We are using Jess, who was my boyfriend’s favourite black huntaway, as the mascot for the New Zealand ‘Speak Up’ tour.  We want to ram home the power of having gratitude.”

 

Jess will go on tour across New Zealand in 2019 with Elle & Sarah to host a year of symbolic ‘Speak Up’s’ in rural country pubs with a ‘bark-up’ and evening of speakers & entertainment.

 

Jess is also symbolic to the campaign as depression is often referred to as the ‘black dog’.

 

The team need your help to crowdfund the expenses of a 10-date regional ‘Speak Up’ tour in country pubs.

 

This will allow the funding for Elle Perriam and her sister Sarah to travel with Jess to 10 rural country pubs around New Zealand & host ‘Speak Up’ events featuring a night of food, storytelling, live music & a charity ‘Bark Up’ of huntaways with prizes to be won!


Any funds raised passed the target will go towards hosting more locations on the ‘Speak Up’ tour calendar in 2019.



Jess hopes you enjoy the rewards she has chosen for you to pledge generously to help her and Elle hit the road across rural New Zealand to spread the message!

 

Links to the rewards in more detail :

 

 

 

 

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    Pledgers 206

    Amy Duckworth
    2018-10-31 20:56:53 +1300

    "Amazing work guys xx"

    Kelly Allan
    2018-10-31 20:54:42 +1300
    Jude & Neil Walker
    2018-10-31 20:47:42 +1300

    "Wishing you all the best with the campaign such a great campaign to bring awareness of this ever growing problem in NZ and I am sure you will meet a lot of people and have a lot of fun along the way. You guys rock. 😍😍"

    Anna Gillespie
    2018-10-31 20:31:43 +1300

    "From two farmer farming ltd"

    Nick Bird
    2018-10-31 20:30:32 +1300
    Helen Alderton
    2018-10-31 20:14:47 +1300

    "Love from Conor & Helen xx"

    Bella Martin
    2018-10-31 20:00:55 +1300

    "Keep doing what your doing Elle, your an inspiration!!"

    Craig Adams
    2018-10-31 20:00:50 +1300

    "Amazing idea"

    Chris Collins
    2018-10-31 19:23:52 +1300

    "All of New Zealand should get on board with this and support Elle to get the message through to”speak up” and find the “will to live”"

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-31 19:09:07 +1300
    Jenny Affleck
    2018-10-31 19:03:34 +1300
    Kate Hughes
    2018-10-31 18:43:20 +1300
    Emma Subtil
    2018-10-31 18:42:13 +1300
    Gilly
    2018-10-31 18:38:08 +1300

    "Keep on going Will to Live! It’s amazing what you are doing. Xx"

    JudithandSteven Buller
    2018-10-31 18:32:35 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-31 18:21:49 +1300
    Leah Gorman
    2018-10-31 18:20:42 +1300
    Gordon Mead
    2018-10-31 18:18:19 +1300
    Lilli Hansen
    2018-10-31 18:14:52 +1300
    Edmund Hazlett
    2018-10-31 18:05:52 +1300
    Caleb Cowan
    2018-10-31 17:56:56 +1300

    "Good work team this is a massive issue thats finally seeing some light!"

    Will Lilburn
    2018-10-31 17:55:45 +1300
    Caitlin Lumsden
    2018-10-31 17:45:52 +1300

    "As someone who has struggled with mental health this campaign is so important to me! Hopefully we can help people speak up and ask for help!"

    Alice Kingan
    2018-10-31 17:43:26 +1300

    "This is bloody awesome team!! Wishing you all the best 👍🏻"

    Josh Kirk
    2018-10-31 17:37:59 +1300
    Victoria Magazinovic
    2018-10-31 17:36:45 +1300
    Tania Richard Jordan
    2018-10-31 17:28:39 +1300

    "Well done!"

    Annabelle Adkins
    2018-10-31 17:15:29 +1300

    "Keep your heads up guys, you are doing an amazing job despite the negativity at the moment. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-31 17:03:08 +1300
    Roddy Crowley
    2018-10-31 16:59:59 +1300

    Followers 3

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    Will To Live - 'Speak Up' Tour 2019

    Project 2018-10-09 09:42:43 +1300

    Give rural males a 'will to live' when they won't talk

    A Lincoln University student and her friends want to turn around the alarming trend of young rural males that are committing suicide after she lost her boyfriend - a 21-year-old North Otago high country shepherd.

     

    She warns that the demographic of her boyfriend are poorly catered for in the New Zealand mental health system, as it's not in their culture to ring a helpline and counselors take 6-8 weeks to get an appointment in towns hundreds of kilometres away.

     

       

     

     

    They are taking a different approach to get the message into the young rural males mind

     

    ‘Will to Live’ campaign, a mental health awareness campaign targeted at young rural males and is founded by student, Elle Perriam, 20, along with her sister, RadioLIVE’s Rural Exchange co-host Sarah Perriam, Adam Williams and Sam Gregory.

     

     

     

    “I want males to ‘speak up’ about surviving their own battles with depression and in turn create a culture where we are more confident to share that surviving is a strength not a weakness and that it is ‘normal’.

     

    They are going straight to the one thing they love the most

     

     

    Shepherd’s love their team of working dogs. They often spend a lot of time with them alone out in the hills and when they are isolated on the farm. Their dogs are always loyal and never force them to speak. But.. shepherd’s often command their dogs to ‘speak up’ to bark and muster sheep or cattle. So the question now is, why won’t you?

     

    Those they want to encourage to ‘Speak Up’ on their 10-date regional New Zealand tour are local’s in that country area that have survived depression and found their ‘will to live’ helping those who would normally not talk, at least remember their ‘will to live’ in their darkest times.

     

    Support Jess to help young rural males find and remember their “Will to Live”

     

    “We are using Jess, who was my boyfriend’s favourite black huntaway, as the mascot for the New Zealand ‘Speak Up’ tour.  We want to ram home the power of having gratitude.”

     

    Jess will go on tour across New Zealand in 2019 with Elle & Sarah to host a year of symbolic ‘Speak Up’s’ in rural country pubs with a ‘bark-up’ and evening of speakers & entertainment.

     

    Jess is also symbolic to the campaign as depression is often referred to as the ‘black dog’.

     

    The team need your help to crowdfund the expenses of a 10-date regional ‘Speak Up’ tour in country pubs.

     

    This will allow the funding for Elle Perriam and her sister Sarah to travel with Jess to 10 rural country pubs around New Zealand & host ‘Speak Up’ events featuring a night of food, storytelling, live music & a charity ‘Bark Up’ of huntaways with prizes to be won!


    Any funds raised passed the target will go towards hosting more locations on the ‘Speak Up’ tour calendar in 2019.



    Jess hopes you enjoy the rewards she has chosen for you to pledge generously to help her and Elle hit the road across rural New Zealand to spread the message!

     

    Links to the rewards in more detail :

     

     

     

     

    Comments

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      Amy Duckworth
      2018-10-31 20:56:53 +1300

      "Amazing work guys xx"

      Kelly Allan
      2018-10-31 20:54:42 +1300
      Jude & Neil Walker
      2018-10-31 20:47:42 +1300

      "Wishing you all the best with the campaign such a great campaign to bring awareness of this ever growing problem in NZ and I am sure you will meet a lot of people and have a lot of fun along the way. You guys rock. 😍😍"

      Anna Gillespie
      2018-10-31 20:31:43 +1300

      "From two farmer farming ltd"

      Nick Bird
      2018-10-31 20:30:32 +1300
      Helen Alderton
      2018-10-31 20:14:47 +1300

      "Love from Conor & Helen xx"

      Bella Martin
      2018-10-31 20:00:55 +1300

      "Keep doing what your doing Elle, your an inspiration!!"

      Craig Adams
      2018-10-31 20:00:50 +1300

      "Amazing idea"

      Chris Collins
      2018-10-31 19:23:52 +1300

      "All of New Zealand should get on board with this and support Elle to get the message through to”speak up” and find the “will to live”"

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-31 19:09:07 +1300
      Jenny Affleck
      2018-10-31 19:03:34 +1300
      Kate Hughes
      2018-10-31 18:43:20 +1300
      Emma Subtil
      2018-10-31 18:42:13 +1300
      Gilly
      2018-10-31 18:38:08 +1300

      "Keep on going Will to Live! It’s amazing what you are doing. Xx"

      JudithandSteven Buller
      2018-10-31 18:32:35 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-31 18:21:49 +1300
      Leah Gorman
      2018-10-31 18:20:42 +1300
      Gordon Mead
      2018-10-31 18:18:19 +1300
      Lilli Hansen
      2018-10-31 18:14:52 +1300
      Edmund Hazlett
      2018-10-31 18:05:52 +1300
      Caleb Cowan
      2018-10-31 17:56:56 +1300

      "Good work team this is a massive issue thats finally seeing some light!"

      Will Lilburn
      2018-10-31 17:55:45 +1300
      Caitlin Lumsden
      2018-10-31 17:45:52 +1300

      "As someone who has struggled with mental health this campaign is so important to me! Hopefully we can help people speak up and ask for help!"

      Alice Kingan
      2018-10-31 17:43:26 +1300

      "This is bloody awesome team!! Wishing you all the best 👍🏻"

      Josh Kirk
      2018-10-31 17:37:59 +1300
      Victoria Magazinovic
      2018-10-31 17:36:45 +1300
      Tania Richard Jordan
      2018-10-31 17:28:39 +1300

      "Well done!"

      Annabelle Adkins
      2018-10-31 17:15:29 +1300

      "Keep your heads up guys, you are doing an amazing job despite the negativity at the moment. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-31 17:03:08 +1300
      Roddy Crowley
      2018-10-31 16:59:59 +1300

      Followers of Will to Live - 'Speak Up' Tour 2019

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 31/10/2018 at 9:00 PM.