I have suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. I was diagnosed in 1999 but suffered way before then.
I have tried many treatments, some good and of course, some were very bad. But a few things stood out that help me, music, gaming, and chat.
So I am trying to bring the combination of these three to Twitch. To begin with, I will be focusing on music and chat and eventually bring in gaming.
LEARNING AND WORK
After my diagnosis I started to absorb all the information I could find about mental health and, this led me into working in mental health and complex needs. I have now completed many years or work and support and numerous courses and qualifications.
Due to my increasing illness i no longer work, but bringing my skills, knowledge and streaming together I formulated my streaming plan.
Music And Game Streams
My streams usually are music or game based, they are used to signpost and empower people to access the support they need. People with mental illness need to know they are not alone and there is no shame in asking for help.
All are welcomed with open arms to my streams.
Let’s focus on ‘..supporting each other to better mental health.’
I currently pay for the music, equipment, and simulcast software myself. 70% of the fees I pay for music license go to independent artists to help them keep making great tunes for us all to enjoy.
Donating is strictly voluntary. You can help for free by following my channel and using bits (coming soon). Or by micro donating, you can read more on my support page.
Your generosity will help maintain and expand my streams. I hope eventually to become a 24-hour music/game stream, investing in the equipment I need and, with any overflow being donated to Mind.
I promote and support many mental health charities and organizations. Two of these are the foundations of my streaming and chat vision.
Proud to support time to change – let’s end mental health discrimination
And Zero Suicide Alliance – Because One life lost is one too many.
So my message is simple.
supporting each other to better mental health