Theme of 2019 award announced

Youmanity is pleased to announce the 2019 Photography Award will celebrate the importance of friendship and camaraderie.

Entitled ‘Friend-Ship this award aims to encourage connection with friends, whether long-lost friends, relatives or anyone that has not seen in a while.

Ultimately, Friend-Ship wants to raise awareness of increasing incidence of suicide rates. According to the World Health Organisation, every year 800,000 people take their own life and there are many more people who attempt to do so. One of the main causes of suicide is isolation and the feeling of being misunderstood and alone in the world. 

The official launch of Friend-Ship is planned to coincide with international day of suicide prevention, 10 Sept 2019. Youmanity is seeking the patronage of the Minister for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, Jacqueline Doyle-Price.

A fundraising campaign is being launched by Youmanity Ambassador Rory McGuire via Gofundme

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