Main Benefiting Charity
The Ollie Foundation
The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost Is Enough) is a suicide prevention charity set up by three bereaved parents who each lost their children to suicide. It is a St Albans based charity that raises awareness of suicide and provides suicide prevention training to professionals working with young people. Since its inception, it has trained hundreds of people and raised thousands through our fundraising activities.
"It is my belief that my son’s death was a reflection on our community as a whole that is reluctant to talk about mental health and all the challenges faced by young people. My son was not in the care of any medical professional and so I am left guessing as to why he did what he did. So therefore there is a responsibility on all of us to be tackling the stigma of suicide and helping our young people." Stuart Falconer, The OLLIE Foundation Chairman
What The OLLIE Foundation aims to do?
• Raise awareness of suicide, to educate people through their activities.
• Provide suicide prevention training to anyone involved with young people.
• Create a kitemark for all organisations to adopt to demonstrate they are taking their responsibilities seriously in their commitment towards the health and well being of their stakeholders.
Interested in running?
For more information go to their website: www.theolliefoundation.org