Divas of colour launches Reach out campaign with Depression Alliance UK to raise awareness .

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Evelyn 5Divas of colour 2015 launches its campaign against depression – ‘Reach out to some one’ in a bid to get people talking about depression and encouraging those struggling with it to speak up and find help early. The campaign will also be channelled to use it to raise fund with our chosen charity .

To get us started, we encourage people to reach out to someone either by phone, or on a date or meeting, or visiting friends and families and strangers, neighbours, take picture or a short video with them and post to their social media with the hash tag – #Reachoutagainstdepression #DivasofcolourReachout #DOCReachoutCampaign with @mbwmgt and then donating at least £5.00 to help us raise funds for our chosen charity.

Photo by Peter Hogan

Photo by Peter Hogan

Every year millions of people lose their lives or live in terror from the burden of Depression yet, this illness is rarely talked about. Often times people are scared and feel ashamed to speak out and find help.

As it is the tradition on Divas of colour to raise awareness on issues affecting women particularly women of colour, this year our issue is Depression and Mental health and as such, we’ve chosen Depression Alliance UK to work with in raising awareness on this issue as also raise fund to help with their work on this. To donate, simple email us on info@mbwpr.com with your name, title : Reach out campaign and amount you want to donate not forgetting to sending your images and or video too.

Interested individuals and business can also register to exhibit, sponsor or buy ticket to attend the grand ceremony in March 2015 in London when hundreds of women from around the globe will be coming to London for recognition and celebration of their best.

Top celebrities in the Black community like Pauline Long, Theodora Ibekwe , Evelyn Obahor, Emeka Anyanwu, and a host of others are already solidly behind the campaign and are set to take the challenge.

Faustina AnyanwuFaustina Anyanwu the founder of Divas of colour says, “Depression is a serious matter . A lot of women especially in our communities are struggling with this issue but find it shameful to admit it. As women, we have to take the lead to get people talking about it and helping women seek for help on time. I hope this campaign will also help to clear off the stigma to which sufferers are tagged with. ” To get started, I’m challenging Nena Ubani of Duchess TV, Fashion designer Kwame Koranteng, Women leader – Tola Onigbanjo, Baroness Jummy, Ben Oguntala, Gayle Thompson, Obi Emelonye , Josie Fadlin, Mrs Caroline Osuagwu, Eryca Freemantle, Evon Victor, Joy Adenuga, Ifesinachi Anyamene, Florence Enyinnaya, Dr Nkem Ezeilo, Temi Koleowo, Priscillia Nwikpo, Wale Ojo, Seyi Ogunmola Olusanya, Designer Yemi Koshiba and Mary Akangbe. I know together we can make this happen. Lets go!”

Divas of colour International women’s award is the largest gathering of world’s most powerful women of colour to celebrate the best of women of colour from around the globe whilst tackling issues that challenge them. Divas of colour International women’s award was launched earlier this year March at the Hilton Hotel Tower Bridge luxury hotel. The event includes – Trade show exhibitions, fashion show competitions, models face competitions , keynote speeches and the actual award ceremony . It is a whole day event, with the tradeshow starting off from mid day till evening and is free to attend. Then, the actual award and fashion events commences from around 5pm to celebrate
Divas of colour 2015 flyer 1.
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Depression statistics infographic