#ItsOK Campaign

Its OK campaign

#ItsOK is a new campaign between Ardwick & Longsight Mutual Aid Group and buzz Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service. The campaign came about to tackle stigma and spread the following message and information to those who need it: Nobody should be going hungry, it’s ok to ask for help.

Going into the second national lockdown, Ardwick & Longsight Mutual Aid Group (ALMAG) met and discussed how they could best support their community. Stories were shared about the growing demand on current food aid provisions and residents not knowing what support was on offer. The group wanted to make sure that nobody goes hungry, and through this shared passion, the campaign came to life. The central aim of the campaign is to promote the message that it’s ok to ask for help, #ItsOK.

The photo collage above is made up of local residents and members of ALMAG, all sharing this important message. The group have put together a list of local food aid provisions, and are working collaboratively to ensure they have support with volunteers and funding to continue the amazing work that they do. This leaflet has been printed for physical distribution, but you can also read, download, share and print it here.

If you would like to request physical copies of the leaflet, or find out more about ALMAG, please contact buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker Nico by emailing nico.dhillon@gmmh.nhs.uk.

Everyone at buzz would like to say a MASSIVE thank you to the partner organisations and local volunteers who have kindly put in their time to support the work of the group since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

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