We’re fighting for a world without domestic abuse, sexual violence, injustice and inequality. It’s a vision that all of our supporters, followers and partners share, and one that we hope will lead to greater respect, tolerance and acceptance.
These three values are core to the message behind Robert’s Wish, our latest partner to join the campaign.
In their own words…
Robert’s Wish is a community driven organisation focused on building safe, confidential and non-judgemental online social communities for youth who are being bullied and experiencing different struggles and parents seeking to help their children navigate different challenges.
The Robert’s Wish communities are in the process of being built, and will be a place where people feel heard, validated, accepted simply for being themselves and where members can seek advice.
Named after a young man who endured much distress, isolation and rejection because of coming out, Robert felt so alone with limited resources to turn to. What was lacking from his world was a consistency in support, a kind word of encourage and an ear to listen to him. With the constant bullying and taunting and the feeling of being alone led Robert to take his own life. Before passing, Robert had one wish: to find a way to create a safe place, community of support for others to be heard with no judgement. Hence, Robert’s Wish was created.
Reaching youth and parents around the world, Robert’s Wish works to empower the development the mind, body and soul of youth. With the foundation of respect, kindness and community spirit, the organisation works to deploy these attributes into youth and their parents lives as a way to foster future success. Each community connects youth and their parents who need to feel heard, who need a few words of encouragement and have their differences listened to and celebrated. Providing support to the parents is just as important to allow them to have the resources and support they may need to assist their child.
We are very excited and proud to join UK SAYS NO MORE campaign. By joining the forces, we all work towards making a difference in the lives of those who need it most, amplify the voices of those who need a listening ear and create a better future for the youth of today and generations to come.
We’re looking forward to working alongside Robert’s Wish going forward. You can get involved in their current campaign to prevent bullying and help the youth they support here. Also – stay tuned, as the very first Robert’s Wish podcast is available from August 20th!
Interested in becoming a partner?
Are you or your organisation interested in becoming a partner of the UK SAYS NO MORE campaign? We want to hear from you! Email Partnerships Manager Sarah Winterflood at Sarah.Winterflood@hestia.org for more information.