Before I go into the launch of our first 3 videos in April, I thought I’d share with you a little of where I visited in December as I haven’t done that yet. It was touch and go as to whether we could actually get there, due to one thing and another – but finally we did. Steve, my husband, had always wanted to get some lessons from a real flamenco guitar maestro and in December that’s exactly what we did! The rest and relaxation were just what we needed – and it reminded us also that we are still individuals, and that even if we are going through difficult times, it is essential to try to recharge our batteries. We visited Malaga and all the other little villages and towns along the Costa Del Sol. My favourite part was the weather as it was 25 degrees C – no one could complain at that! Here goes:
So that seems to be the relaxation over for another few months as we gear up for the launch of the videos. Just to refresh your memory the subjects of the 3 videos are:
“Suicide of a family Member”
“Rare Genetic Disorders in children – Kabuki Syndrome”
As you can imagine, all families affected by any of the above go through very traumatic experiences trying to cope with the actual event, and the ensuing ripples that always surround these very painful situations.
The videos really highlight the ins and outs of these situations and could be extremely helpful to someone who is suffering – so please, please, please, share all information you can in the lead up to the launch and during the launch, as this is really a pilot project. Hopefully we will get a good response from this, and it will convince funders to look favourably on the project and help us financially to be able to get out there and create many more and ultimately help families in a way that would never have been possible before social media.
We have a few really good high profile individuals who are keen to support families in Trauma, including Johnny Benjamin from the channel 4 documentary “Stranger on the Bridge” and the Twitter campaign “Find Mike” after a stranger stopped him from committing suicide on a bridge; Claire Baker MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife and also Margaret Hannah, Director of Public Health in Fife.
We have been able to get in a little help with the marketing of the initial pilot from the social enterprise “Along Came Kirsty” who are based in Dundee and have been really excellent to work with so far. I’ll keep you updated but was keen to use a local company that has the same type of social values as our own.
As we get closer to the launch – I will try to keep you informed as to what we are up to, but meantime – please share, share, and share again – and if you have any suggestions on how to help us – by all means – get in touch !!!!