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Welcome to the Zachary Geddis Break The Silence Trust (ZGBTST)

 

‘The Zachary Geddis Break The Silence Trust aims to bring more awareness to the community of Northern Ireland surrounding the topic of Mental Health and decrease the stigma surrounding Suicide.’

-Established in October 2017-

Dedicated to being the on-going voice of Zachary Geddis, who suffered with mental health issues from the age of 16. We aim to be the voice of those suffering in silence and to help those who believe they can no longer be helped.

We are a voluntary ran organisation, developed by the Geddis Family (Terry, Louise & Yasmin) to assist those in need across Northern Ireland and futher afield. Since establishment in 2017, we have become one of NI’s most respected and well-known grassroot charities.

The Geddis Family
The Geddis Family

Working closley with our local community has helped us grow as a charity that people trust, turn too and promote as our journey to our end goal continues. We provide everyone with 24 hour crisis support and document our own mental health journey’s on The Original Superstar Blog. 

If you would like to follow our progress and keep up to date with all of the events, work and lobbying of ZGBTST you can follow our Facebook Page

In the words of Zachary Geddis: ‘You are all Superstars’

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💙 ZGBTST Art Bursary 2020 💙

Yasmin was very privileged to be welcomed back to North West Regional College, Limavady for the 3rd year in a row this morning to give a talk to the current Foundation Year Art Students about the Art Bursary applications for 2020.

The North West Regional College Art Departments was the first of many partnerships ZGBTST now has operating. Zachary attended the College in 2015/2016 and worked towards his Foundation Art Degree which eventually led to him receiving an unconditional offer from the University of the Arts London to study Fashion Illustration. Himself and the Geddis Family always thanked the College and its tutors for enabling Zachary to achieve his dream.

This is the Art Bursary’s third year, last year’s winner Aoife Harvey got in touch and explained that she spent her £1000 bursary on accommodation close to her University which wouldn’t have been possible without the financial aid she received, she also stated that it was an honour to be the winner of such an important award within the school.

The ZGBTST Art Bursary opens in February and will close in April – students are made aware that it is open to not only those who are high achievers but for those who have overcome adversity or have had personal struggles. The transition from College to University can be understandably difficult but ZGBTST hopes to make that financially more relaxed for the student and their parents.

You can find out more about the NWRC Bursary and our previous winners on our website: www.zacharygeddisbreakthesilencetrust.org
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