February 2020 - St Mary's School
As part of Children's Mental Health Week we held an assembly for Years 7 and 8. Indi - member of The Heera Founder - led the assembly and talked about Mental Health and the importance of looking out for others in school as well as covering some of the basic signs of Mental Health problems. Resources were also handed out to all students at the school to keep as part of our mission to signpost towards existing organisations and remove the stigma surrounding Mental Health support.
Massive thank you to Queen Mary's Grammar School for allowing us to lead any assembly at such an important time in the year.
December 2019 - Capulet Care
A massive thank you to Caron Rogers and her team at Capulet Care for your tremendous support for our Charity.- The Heera Foundation. We really appreciate your fundraising efforts and such a kind donation. We will certainly be putting this back into the community in 2020 in raising awareness of mental health support and mindfulness. Thank you once again for your kindness.
Find out more about Capulet Care here: https://www.capuletcare.co.uk/
And for updates on how we plan to use the donated money make sure you are following us on social media.
December 2019 - Streetly Parish Church
Thank you to Streetly Parish Church for choosing us to be the named charity for their annual Christmas Tree Festival. We have had such fun, love and laughter and we're really looking forward to working with you in the new year to raise awareness of mental health support and mindfulness. A special thanks to our winners for naming our lion and guessing the sweets in the jar too!
Thank you to the Bhangra Dancers who joined us at Streetly Church to lead a fun dance workshop and also perform for the congregation - absolutely incredible.
Merry Christmas to you all!
30th October 2019 - UnityFM
A huge thank you to Beresford Dawkins, Community Development Lead for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust for giving The Heera Foundation the opportunity air time to raise awareness of mental health.
We had some amazing discussions around mental health and the stigma that is attached within the communities and how we can overcome the stigma to better ourselves and others.
23rd October - Birmingham City Council
Thank you to Natalie Stewart and Mo Phillips from the Public Health Department of Birmingham City Council for inviting The Heera Foundation to talk further about our cause. It was insightful to learn more about developments regarding the suicide prevention strategy and matters relating to ‘Creating a Mentally Healthy City.’ We were overwhelmed by your support and welcome the opportunity to develop partnerships and work collaboratively.
May 2019 - The Alliance Football League
A massive thanks to Mark Whait, Chairman of The Alliance Football League in Leicester and his wonderful team! Thank you for inviting The Heera Foundation as VIP guests at one of the league’s cup finals yesterday evening. We are so grateful that details on our cause and Mental Health support went out in match day programmes to over 400 spectators! Thank you for your continued support!
11th March 2019 - SENDFest
Thank you to The Handsworth Association for The Heera Foundation’s Invitation to the SENDfest conference at the West Bromwich Albion Football stadium today. What a fantastic opportunity to network with schools within the association about strategies to support the emotional wellbeing of children and young people! Great meeting up again with Councillor Paulette Hamilton and Surrinder Bains - Strategic Manager for the Handsworth Association of Schools. Thank you for your continued support.
6th April 2018 - Meeting with Sikh Helpline
Ranvir Singh (Vice Chair of The Heera Foundation) met with Giani Sukha Singh (CEO of Sikh Helpline) on the 6th of April 2018 in order to collaborate and spread our message about what support is available regarding mental health. We would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to the Sikh Helpline are fully on board with supporting our cause. We truly appreciate your support- THANK YOU. The Sikh Helpline are a registered charity offering a free and confidential helpline service to those in need, regardless of whether the caller is of a Sikh background or not.
The Sikh Helpline are working hard to break down cultural barriers to people seeking the help they need. For further information,please access: http://www.sikhhelpline.com/about-sikh-helpline
If YOU would like to support The Heera Foundation in distributing our invaluable resources, please message us. The Heera Foundation needs YOU to prevent further tragedies from occuring due to mental health issues.
The Heera Foundation has recently networked with Positive Participation, a provider of Asian mental health services in Wolverhampton, established since 2003. The team’s objectives are to improve and prevent mental ill health among Asian males and females through the provision of a culturally sensitive community support service. Gurbax Kaur, leading on this is keen to work with The Heera Foundation in order to raise awareness of service providers and organisations who are available to help.
For further details, contact 01902 552275,
Thank you Gurbax Kaur for the work that you are undertaking to support our community and taking the time to talk with The Heera Foundation.
19th February 2018 - Meeting with Meeting with Maytree - A Sanctuary for the Suicidal
Pavandeep Johal (Chair of The Heera Foundation) met with Natalie Howarth (Director of Maytree- A Sanctuary for the Suicidal) on Monday 19th February 2018. The meeting took place in Finsbury Park at the sanctuary itself. Maytree was an enlightening experience offering comfort, trust and hope straight away on arrival.
14th February 2018 - Peer Health Champions
On 14th February 2018, Ranvir Bisla (Vice Chair of The Heera Foundation) attended a Peer Health Champions Programme organised by Rights and Equality Sandwell (RES). RES are looking to engage with the voluntary sector and community led organisations to deliver the Peer Health Champions Programme.
Having attended the training, The Heera Foundation now wish to cascade key health messages to our community. RES themselves wish to target those communities that are hard to reach, or are new communities and vulnerable groups. Some key health messages relate to how the NHS works, Staying Well and Mental Health and Wellbeing.
26th January 2018 - Meeting with Papyrus
The Heera Foundation (Pavandeep Johal - Chair of The Heera Foundation and Dayton Bisla - Lead Networking and Research) met with the Chief Executive Ged Flynn and Sarah Blackie Head of Operations of Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) on Friday 26th January 2018. The meeting took place at Papyrus’ head office in Warrington, Manchester.