I want a stake in this!

Mental Health awareness is more than important it’s vital…

  • For the individual

  • For the family

  • For the community

  • For society

We discuss language, challenges and experiences every day in the studio. It is difficult, but it is still so misunderstood, misrepresented and misused- everyday – in everyday exchange.

These are just some of the things that members of our studio have been told in the last week…

Your car’s a bit of a mess- if you sort that out you’ll feel more organised’

‘If you don’t sort it out you’ll be an old woman with a lot of cats’

‘You’ve just fallen off the horse, just get back on’

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On February the 11th 2018, we are launching a crowdfunding campaign. We want to start a conversation about mental health that is powerful. No more treading on eggshells. We are not invisible, we do not want to be hidden away. Our work in the studio and shop is #SmashingStigma every day, and now we are going to be a little noisier.

You can be part of our campaign by joining the team and becoming a SMASH IT Ambassador.

  • SMASH IT Ambassadors are essential to helping us spread the word

  • As a SMASH IT Ambassador, you can help us maximise the reach of our campaign by sharing messages with your network by email or on social media

  • We will send you messages to share and then it is as easy as a click

  • We track the messages you share, you can see the difference you are making and win prizes

This campaign is full of human stories as well as about fundraising. Both are equally important. We get phone calls and emails every day from people wanting to know if there is a service like this near them. We are transforming what a mental health service looks like and our ultimate aim is to open more, to be on a high street near you.

Raising £40,000 will pay for our JOLT shop lease and overheads over the next 3 years, meaning that everything we earn from the shop can directly fund the studio.

What you can do?

Sign up as a SMASH IT Ambassador

  • Sign up here- https://smashingstigma.hubbub.net/ambassador/login/?next=/ambassador/

  • Registering as a SMASH IT Ambassador will make it easy to join in with minimal time commitment and maximum effect.

  • All you need to be a SMASH IT Ambassador is a network of friends/ family and colleagues on email, Twitter, Facebook or even WhatsApp

  • You don’t have to be local- you can live anywhere. A good wifi signal will be useful!


Come to our #SmashingStigma launch event

Sunday 11th February 2.30-4.30 pm

JOLT, 15 Cross St, Oswestry, SY11 2NF

We will be #SmashingStigma and hosting our first Depressed Cake Shop

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Come and join the team