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Chan-Dog’s VibeVan (#CDVibeVan on Facebook and Instagram) has been created to spread peace, love and positive vibes and mental health awareness by connecting to people through music.
I’m doing this because it’s very fulfilling to bring a bit of joy into peoples lives, making people happy and even dance in the streets!
I’m also angry at the state of the UK Mental Healthcare system. It is desperately underfunded and something needs to be done!
I have decided to make some noise, by driving around playing loud music as a daily protest and handing out flyers, raising mental health awareness and also to build a community of like-minded people who also want to bring about positive change!
Sadly 1 in 4 people in the UK which equates to around 16.5 MILLION troubled souls are struggling with their mental health.
We have hit crisis point.
SEVENTEEN people a DAY end their lives because they have lost the will to live. Life is hard, but no one should have to feel that alone and isolated that it comes to that!
Life is precious, you only get one life, you need to live it and achieve great things!
We are here to support you.
You are not alone.
I’m not getting paid for doing this (yet), I’m doing this because I have to.
I was diagnosed with bipolar last year and have struggled tremendously with my mental health.
Thankfully, I had the funds to pay for private counseling and was helped by my amazing mother.
However, not everyone has that option.
While I have struggled, I never seek pity or sympathy, but empathy is always appreciated.
The same goes for everyone, you never know what traumas people have suffered in life, which cause them to act the way they do.
I like everybody am a product of life experiences.
Thankfully, I have beaten my demons for now and am using my newfound zest for life, to try and help as many people as possible and bring about a positive change revolution to the entire UK Mental Healthcare system.
I would love to see the day, where people can associate music with seeking support for their mental health issues and not have to suffer the humiliation of having to go to a Dr and be put on a waiting list for up to a year!
It’s a terrible state of affairs and I don’t like it, so I’m doing something about it.
I have an idea; which is to set up a positive vibes mental health awareness music festival, where people can come, have fun, watch live music and participate in workshops covering the importance of nutrition, exercise, meditation, in aiding recovery from mental illness.
They will be able to speak to mental health volunteers from organisations like The Samaritans and Mind, for more serious cases, even get free to user counseling with professionally qualified therapists in a mental health and wellness healing field which will be paid for by the festival ticket sales.
In addition to this, all traders on site and the festival organisers (myself and team of people I’ll be building) will be donating 10% of profits to mental health charities, to support the amazing work they already do.
That is my vision, I have it all planned out in my head including a venue in Cheltenham and a local MP who is supportive of my idea.
It’s a big goal, but I am positive and optimistic, that if I work together with the community and their networks bringing all of the artists, DJs, musicians, creative people we know together In one place I am certain we can make this beautiful event become a reality.
Then there is no reason why we can duplicate this event to all major towns and cities across the country.
Please share this message with EVERYBODY you know.
We need to make this happen, people are suffering, people are dying and we need to save them!
We need to act fast to help these people.
This is my mission and life purpose now.
I’m am channeling all of my positive energy into this project, but I am one man and need some help!
That’s where you come in!
You know what needs to happen, as do I, now let’s make it happen!
For further information and to follow my actions on a daily basis; please search #CDP2P and #CDVibeVan on Facebook and Instagram if what I’m doing resonates with you, please like, follow and share! 🙂
Have a great day!
Peace and love,