Smart Fest 2022
SmartFest Is An All Day Music Festival Bringing You A range Of Great Music From Independant Bands, Singers & Acts All Doing Theiur Bit To Help Us Raise Money For Mental Helth & Othe Local Charities. It Is A FREE Event With Money Raised Throughout The Year From Local Business As Well As On The Day Through Raffles & Other Fundraising Events Throughout The Year. Our First Ever Festival Was Sadly Cancelled Due To Covid & A Full Lined Up Was Already Sorted & So We Look Forward To 2022 For Our Innaugral Festival - Although A Mini Warm Up Is On The Cards, MoreTo Follow. All
Updates Can Be Found Here, As Well As Through A Direct Link To SmartFest's Main Facebook Page By Clicking On The Smart Fest Button At Bottom Of Page Or On Home Page Of Site If You Would Like To Be A Part Of Our Festival, As A Volunteer On Tnhe Day Or As A Band Donating Your Time To Perform Then Please Get In Touch Via The Contacts Page For Details.
Why Are We Doing This?
Calling All Independant Bands! We Need Your Help!
The Suicide Rate in both young men and women is rising & we want to higlight this and raise money for the organisations dealing with this terrible loss of life. Mental Health issues leading to this drastic action was bad enough before Covid-19 but the state of peoples mental health now is only deteriorating even faster. We are asking you to donate your time & join us for a day of music, fun & a celebration of live and help us to do our bit in the horrendous battle that lays ahead. Music helps, it really does and together we can help those that feedl there is no other way other than death. Because there is and we need to end this senseless loss.
The ONS said men accounted for about three-quarters of suicide deaths registered in 2019, at a staggering 4,303 compared with 1,388 women and that number is climbing, faster than it ever should. The England and Wales male suicide rate of 16.9 deaths per 100,000 was the highest since 2000 but remained in the line with the 2018 rate, while the rate for women was 5.3 deaths per 100,000, the highest it's been since 2004. Although there was no guarantee the impact of Covid-19 would lead to higher suicide rates, the Samaritans said its research, based on calls to its helpline, found the pandemic had exacerbated known risk factors for people who were already vulnerable. Many have been worried about losing their job or their business with many wondering if they will even be able to pay their rent ormortgage, along with a fear of the inability to support their family and even a fear of homelessness.
With more and more people seeking support for their mental health, it is absolutely crucial that services are equipped to meet the demand. No one in touch with services, asking for help, should reach the point of taking their own life. It is essential that these people are given the support they need before things reach crisis point for them and as such Suicide Prevention has to be one of our many priorities right now when fighting Mental Health problems.
Together we can save lives, lives that needn't be lost. Can you help? Will you? Together we can make a difference save lives.