Our annual free book pledge
We pledge to donate some of our innovative, award-winning mental health recovery books every year, for free, to socially and economically deprived areas of the UK and USA.
This is part of our commitment to significantly reduce suicide rates within the next 10 years, via our Standing Up to Suicide - The Reclaim Life Project.
These will include books published by our own publishing house, Trigger Press, and those that are listed on The Shaw Mind Foundation’s Recommended Reading List. Mental health doesn’t discriminate; neither should geography or financial status.
At The Shaw Mind Foundation, we believe that positive and accessible education is paramount in order for mental health problems to be identified, recognised and understood. We believe education through user-friendly recovery and support books plays a significant role in allowing sufferers and their families to have immediate access to helpful recovery approaches, which aid and support the sufferer to address their mental health issues directly.
In making this pledge, we will be working with mental health charities, mental health community groups, and general medical practices across the UK and the USA, to reach those in need. Accredited mental health organisations who offer to support to sufferers and their families at the point of need will also be invited to apply for free books, by contacting us directly.