My Discombobulated Brain aims to tackle the stigma associated with mental health head-on while offering a source of support and education to those who are affected by these issues. The charity came from the experience of what it was like to watch someone you love, and personally, go through mental health issues including the stigma that goes alongside it.
The Stories We Share
We guarantee 100% that we will ONLY ever use real people’s stories. These stories are from their point of view and can help others see what people with mental illnesses go through on a daily basis
We have made sure that the committee for My Discombobulated Brain has people that enrich and support the aims of the organisation. These aims are:
- To educate young people and the significant adults in their lives how to have a reciprocal conversation about mental health.
- To provide tools to help people recognise and approach the topic of mental health between people.
- To raise awareness about mental health issues, and to help society overcome the stigma attached to mental health through different mediums.
- To provide insight and guidance to both public and private organisations on their approach to mental health and how to support each other.
- To collaborate with like-minded people, charities and businesses to achieve our goals.
“Knowing that people get what it’s like makes me feel more comfortable about what I experienced and still experience today; knowing that people also need help, just like I did at my lowest point, keeps me pushing forward. I love MDB because it helps me to be me- quirks and all- but also helps me have the confidence to help other people too.”
That quote from the amazing Alex really captures what it is that My Discombobulated Brain is striving for.
We are a small not-for-profit organisation with the ultimate goal of eradicating the stigma associated with mental health. We want to use our own personal experiences to help get the conversation started, share stories and be there to listen and support others with mental health conditions.
We are bringing our fight to the community too, visiting schools and workplaces to help spread the word and get the conversation started.
With 1 in 4 people suffering from a mental health condition, whether you suffer directly or know someone who does, we all have a story we can share. This is why we will only ever use real people’s stories told from their point of view, in order to help others see that they are not alone.
“MDB gave me something I could use to motivate myself and feel like I belonged to when I needed it most”.