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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.Β 

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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At 15 years old Zachary was chosen to represent NI and travel to Delaware as part of UPD.
He found this an amazing experience and met so many friends for life.

UPD felt a huge loss when Zachary passed and created a lasting memory in the Zachary Geddis Memorial Award which is presented to two young people every year who have displayed great character and vivacious spirit, just like our boy.

Last year Yasmin presented UPD with glass awards which are given to the young people as a memory of Zachary and the achievement they have obtained.

This years winners are: Tom Shields and Nate Baxter

Well Done πŸ†
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions for the name of my mental health column in the Chronicle!

After much deliberation, I have decided that it will be called The Mind Matters Column.

The first entry has been submitted and it won’t be long until you can get your hands on it in hard copy in shops and also online πŸ’œ

One of the most important things I wanted to bring to the column was the inclusion of the local people - therefore from next month on I will be asking members of the public to submit their questions for me to answer within the column each month.
All questions are treated with strict confidentiality and posted anonymously, but maybe your questions can help others πŸ₯°

You can submit questions to me via email:

Yasmin@zacharygeddisbreakthesilencetrust.org or via Instagram @yasmingeddis

Thank you everyone for your continued love & support πŸ’œ
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