Becca Maule, 16, has raised over £600 for the Samaritans by shaving off her hair.
The charity has special meaning to Becca and her family, she explains:
Mental health and suicide has touched my life in a number of ways. Dealing with mental health problems myself and having my dad take his life has given me an insight into the struggles so many people face in silence. The Samaritans offer a listening ear when someone is in crisis, and helps save so many lives. By donating you’re helping potentially save a life and begin their recovery to a better life. 1 in 4 people have a mental health problem, and with services and the NHS underfunded, people find themselves in crisis situations and don’t know who to turn to. The Samaritans run a 24/7 service that could provide the help someone desperately needs.
The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. They won’t judge you or tell you what to do, they’ll listen to you. You can call them on 116 123. They are free to call.
You can support The Samaritans and Becca by clicking the link and making a donation: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/becca-maule1