The 888 Collective - Why we need it.
The 888 Collective is a social enterprise focused on creating work opportunities for people with mental health issues. We're a positive collective responding to a growing issue in the best possible way by empowering individuals that are too-often left out of the equation.
We want to make a difference to people's lives and address the issue of mental health now. Our founder, Jana, has turned her own personal experience with mental health into a form of motivation to help others, developing a mental healthcare course that provides assistance to people who are unsure where to turn.
- On Average, 2 in every 100 Brits suffer from a Mental Health Issue (NHS).
- 7.6% of people with a mental health problem were classified as unemployed between October 2014 and September 2015 (Rethink Mental Illness).
- A survey of over 900 people by Rethink Mental Illness found that 67% of people with mental illness who were accessing benefits said they wanted to work or were looking for work.
Behind every mental health statistic there are brilliant individuals looking to make a positive impact. There's no reason these figures need to stay the same and here at 888, we're committed to helping each and every person that comes to us for guidance.
We'd love it if you'd check out our website and read about the work we've been doing. Our eventual aim is to open our very own 888 space, a hub for people to learn and be creative. We've come a long way in our development and things are looking brighter every day! Watch Jana's interview on London Live to find out about the inspiration behind 888.