We at Nic’s Legacy are running a campaign, one of those awareness raising social media type campaigns to try and change society (yes, we realise it’s a huge ask) to somewhere that people realise it’s OK and very acceptable to ask for help, and not leaving it until they reach crisis point. It’s a simple message, one that we believe is ideal for a social media campaign.
Why should you get involved?
We’re glad you asked
Using the hashtag #notwaving, a clever (we think) play on the expression …
“I’m not waving, I’m drowning!”
We have a wide network and re looking to widen this and involve many more organisations such as hospices, carer centres, support organisations and local government.
We already have the wonderful people at Mary Ann Evans Hospice, Carers Trust Heart of England, Coventry University (CUSE), Mindfulness CIC on board to name a few, this group is growing daily.
What will we like you to do?
We will be sending out lots of tweets, in the region of 1000, during the campaign, some will include your organisation (we hope). Your retweeting, engaging and joining in with#notwaving will really help
……… in fact we know whenever we hear that a friend or family member is in need it’s only human to say “just let me know if you need anything”, it’s our natural response to life’s problems.
But for whatever reason, we don’t do we?
We are too embarrassed, it’s too awkward to ask for the help we really need like …
“Could you do my ironing I am just so tired?”
“Can you pick the children up for an hour?”
We don’t like to intrude, they’ll ask if the need anything won’t they?
So let’s make it more acceptable to offer and to accept that help when it is truly needed.
If you like…
Think of it as ……… we’re translating what people say, to what they want to say; “tell me what I can do” rather than “let me know if you need anything”