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Jan 28, 2016 6:21 PM ET

Archived: brighten with bulbs: to help people who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder)

iCrowdNewswire - Jan 28, 2016


To support individuals/communities to keep going through darker mornings – campaigning to raise money to buy and plant flower bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, snow drops and blue hyacinths to brighten mornings and cheer people in conjunction with providing SAD light therapy for people who need it to get them through the Winter – who function fine during the year but need extra help when the mornings and evenings are darker and there is little sunshine….Flowers cheer and the light goes on…

What we’ll do:

  • fund for events at Christmas to launch “brighten with bulbs” and follow up events in January and February
  • fund and prepare bags of bulbs both indoor and outdoor for planting
  • engage participants in planning colour in their own and outside spaces for every month of the year

Why it’s a great idea:

Because so many people ages 14 – 104 are affected by SAD who struggle or/and become incapacitated during the darker months. Planting flower bulbs is a real way of connecting and giving people a purpose – this is something that is easy to set up across communities to enhance spaces and offer practical help. This idea came from thinking of two young men who suffer but through discussions about SAD I now know about 100 people so 100 packs to start the process of creating support.

How we’ll get it done:

  • work with agencies across the country who may refer and also individuals who self refer
  • Work with garden centres and health and well being agencies
  • Signpost and refer participants from the SAD community to appropriate agencies where relevant

to increase well being in local communities

Contact Information:

Patricia Prett

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