UPDATE #3: THE TORCHLIGHT SYSTEM CROWDFUNDING PAGE IS NOW LIVE
In time for World Mental Health Day, October 10 2017, we've launched our crowdfunding page on Indiegogo. We're aiming to raise £7,500 to fund a reprint of 1,000 each of the Torchlight Publication and Practice Cards along with pin badges and stickers packs.
There are a range of rewards including individual items plus packages suited to teams, organisations, businesses and schools. Help us bring these "tools for talking" back into print, to a wider audience and spread the message that it's okay to Ask For Help.
UPDATE #1: SOLD OUT • THANK YOU • PRE-ORDER • GET INVOLVED
Due to unprecedented demand Torchlight & the Practice Cards are now sold out.
I'd like to say a massive Thank You to everyone who bought them. Very soon I will be publishing details of the plan to get Torchlight and the Practice Cards back into print and available to buy. In the meantime they can be pre-ordered here and here, and copies may still be available through retail partners Magculture (London), Do You Read Me?! (Berlin), Athenaeum (Amsterdam) and Herbarium (Oswestry).
There's more detail in the video below:
I’ve always believed that the messages and ideas in the Torchlight project (about asking for help, telling stories, and sharing practices) should be available to the widest possible audience. At present Torchlight is just one person (me, with the help of a few talented friends, especially the designer Enver Hadzijaj and the editor Emma Warren), meaning that there is a limit to what I can achieve alone, But the next stage will be a wider distribution and availability of the publication and cards. with further volumes of those, plus meetups and other products, starting from 2018. I'd like to think that these "tools for talking" will one day be available in every recovery centre, mental health clinic, community group, practitioner's consultation room, school, business and organisation in the UK, among the people who might benefit from them.
So – if you're interested in helping grow this project, spreading the word or ordering copies, get in touch. My journey through depression, anxiety, breakdown and recovery over the last few years tell me that there's a lot of us about – but there are just as many people who want to help.
Join the newsletter below to stay in touch, or email me here.