OUR SUPPORTED CHARITIES
Monopoly Events and Comic Con Scotland support various charities throughout the UK, here are the charities we are working with over 2019 and some information to give some insight into the work they are doing and how you can help by donating at Comic Con Scotland.
CHASING THE STIGMA
Chasing the Stigma is a national Mental Health charity based in Liverpool. We are a charity that has grown from the real experiences of living with and handling mental ill health. That experience is fundamental to everything we do.
We understand what it can be like to struggle and we want to ensure nobody feels the need to suffer alone. We created hubofhope.co.uk, the UK’s biggest and most comprehensive mental health signposting tool, bringing local and national
mental health support together in one place. Using your devices location, the website and free app can pinpoint the nearest support and make help and support as easy as possible to find.
Everyone in the world has mental health, it is part of who we are, we just want to make it easier to talk about and for everybody to understand what to do if ever they struggle.
The link between mental health and cosplay in unseen but beyond amazing. The impact cosplay can have on people and their mental health is magical. You find the young boy who has been bullied and fears crowds out in a costume owning the stage and commanding a presence. There could be a grown woman who has depression or ptsd and this character can make them feel safe again.
People of all ages, races, colour and creed can escape the world to become someone they admire from films, games, tv shows, they can cosplay it. Together we want to show that cosplay is a fun and beneficial form of escape which can hopefully steer people away from the final escape there is no turning back from. It is true what they say cosplay is for everyone. You never know what adventures are around the corner and the people you can meet.
Help us chase the stigma of mental health suicide together through cosplay. We are beyond excited to be working alongside Scotland Comic Con as official charity partner and look forward to seeing you about. Then maybe together we can all “Chase the Stigma".
You can visit the Chasing the Stigma website at https://chasingthestigma.co.uk/