Lifestyle photographers have been offered a chance to put their work on display in their homes for their families, as part of a new initiative to raise awareness about mental health issues.
The initiative is being run by The Trust for Mental Health in partnership with the Royal Mail.
It aims to make sure that photographers have the confidence to use their images to raise money for mental health charities and provide a venue for their work to be seen by their family members.
In order to be eligible, couples who have completed an online application will need to provide a photo of their partner in a pose that does not conflict with the photo they are currently taking.
The Trust for Mind says it has received around 1,000 applications so far, with the majority of them coming from men, with more than half of those coming from young men.
“It’s great to see that a community can come together to support one another, especially when you have children to look after,” said Fiona Cosslett, the charity’s Head of Marketing.
“With the rise in mental health awareness, we’re really excited to see how this new initiative can play a part in raising funds for our work.”
We’ve also seen an incredible amount of support from people across the UK, so it’s really exciting to see what kind of impact it will have across the country.
“Read more on the trust: Trust for mental care: The challenge of mental health mental health service: A mental health care service needs to be accessible to everyone, says Mental Health Minister The project has been backed by a range of charitable organisations including the Royal Bank of Scotland, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the Royal Veterinary College.
It is the second initiative run by the trust, following the recent launch of a national mental health campaign and a new online initiative called The Trust For Mental Health.