Wed 16 Aug 2023

EBT+Plus supported by…

We are grateful to the following charities who are supporting our Every Brilliant Thing production and to all the staff, artists and audiences involved in making it.

Every Life Matters – Promoting Suicide Safer Communities and providing Suicide Bereavement Support across Cumbria. Chris Wood from Every Life Matters will be joining us after the show, head to Every Brilliant Thing to book your tickets, see related content below.

Every Life Matters is a Cumbrian suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support charity. In summer 2020 they launched their Support After Suicide service for people in Cumbria bereaved and affected by suicide. They work alongside Cumbria Police, and other local groups to support people in the early weeks and months after a suicide.

Head to their website to find out more about Every Life Matters

Andy Airey is a trustee of PAPYRUS and will be speaking about his work with them. PAPYRUS  will be providing resources and have staff to attend in person to man the break out space.

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

PAPYRUS is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. Suicide is the biggest killer of people aged 35 and under in the UK.

PAPYRUS was founded in 1997 by a group of bereaved parents, who had each lost children to suicide. PAPYRUS founding parents shared core beliefs that suicide is preventable, and those of them that lived experience of suicide have a valuable and unique contribution to make to the wider conversation around suicide.

Since then, PAPYRUS has grown into a UK-wide charity with offices in north west England, south west England, West Midlands, London, Northern Ireland, north Wales, south Wales, and Scotland. Today, they are a leading youth suicide prevention charity in the UK. Their suicide prevention helpline, HOPELINE247, is staffed by trained suicide prevention advisers, who work with young people – and anybody concerned for a young person – to help keep them safe from suicide. HOPELINE247 is a free and confidential call, text and email service, which is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year (weekends and bank holidays included),

They also press for change to current legislation around suicide prevention on a regional and national level.

Head to their website to find out more about PAPYRUS

Neil Waine from Andy’s Man Club will be joining us for a post-show discussion and providing resources and a chance to speak to them about their work after the show.

Andy’s Man Club are a men’s suicide prevention charity. They offer free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online. They want to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health and help men through the power of conversation. #ITSOKAYTOTALK #AndysManClub

Andy’s Man Club has over 120 free support groups nationwide, running every Monday from 7PM except bank holidays. In these groups, men can open up about the storms affecting their lives in a safe, judgement-free and non-clinical environment. Our clubs are designed to be free of pressure, there is no obligation for men to speak, they can simply listen if they wish.

With over 2800 men using our sessions every week, and an army of 900+ volunteers on board, the movement is continuing to grow week-by-week. We firmly believe in the power of talking and that #ItsOkayToTalk #AndysManClub

Established in 2016 by Elaine, Andy’s Mum, and Luke, Andy’s Brother-in-Law, the aim of the club is to provide men with a safe space where they feel comfortable to talk and open up about their experiences in a room free of judgment.

Head to their website to find out more about Andy’s Man Club or email

We have some other great local organisations supporting us…


iCan is passionate about helping people break down barriers from I can’t to iCan! Empowering our community to live healthier, happier lifestyles long-term.

They founded as a not for profit community organisation in 2017 after working in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. At iCan, they know that member engagement and happiness is critical to their success. Their members become friends and family to their team of dedicated professionals.

Head to their website to find out more about iCAN Wellbeing Group

Always Another Way

Always Another Way provide low level mental health support for young people & adults in Copeland & Allerdale.

They are a local community interest company providing preventative mental health support services for children, young people and adults.

Their team is from a wide of range of backgrounds and are dedicated to the roles they play in the organisation and to making a difference in the community.

Head to their website to find out more about Always Another Way

Health Hopes

Healthy Hopes ethos is to promote the health and wellbeing of our local communities. They are committed to a person centered approach and their work shops provide a confidential and safe environment where the people attending can relax and take part in healthy living and feel good activities.

Their aim is to deliver holistic and individualised services for people living in Cumbria and to provide increased levels of social engagement and alleviate social isolation. Their positive person work and goal setting activities promote improved levels of emotional wellbeing and resilience. They aim to encourage positive change so peace and happiness will follow. At Healthy Hopes they are non-judgemental, treat people fairly, positively and with respect. They are committed to providing a quality service that they believe will meet the needs, expectations and aspirations of local people.

To access Healthy Hopes Cumbria | Workington most recent Session Timetables via Facebook:

Head to their website to find out more about Healthy Hopes

Happy Mums Foundation

The Happy Mums Foundation is a non-profit community group which supports mums and mums-to-be with their mental health and emotional wellbeing, across north, east, west Cumbria and online.
They hold weekly in-person support groups in Maryport, Carlisle and Penrith, as well as online. They also host a number of specialist groups, including for single mums, mums of children with additional needs (with Diff-Ability), and younger mums.

Founded in 2015 by a Cumbrian mum who had experienced severe postnatal depression and anxiety, Happy Mums provides a safe and non-judgemental space to share a whole range of experiences. Our aim is to provide hope and acceptance, to reduce isolation and to break down the stigma which persists around maternal mental illness.

Facebook is @happymumsfdn

Instagram is @happymumsfdn

Twitter is @happymumsfdn

LinkedIn is @the-happy-mums-foundation-cic

Head to their website to find out more about Happy Mum’s Foundation