Weekly news round-up: 13 to 19 May
At JournoLink, every week we see many news stories being distributed through the platform that we believe deserve to be seen and shared. Whether they're inspiring, original, creative or simply interesting & relevant, we'd like more people to check them out.
For this reason, we've decided to put together a weekly press release round-up to highlight the stories and PR campaigns we particularly liked so that both businesses and journalists have a chance to respectively get some ideas for their own campaigns or to find interesting stories to write about. Here we go.
Mental Health Awareness week - Wednesday's Child
Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week and for the occasion, many companies and organisations had organised great initiatives to get involved.
On JournoLink, a release was sent by Wednesday's Child to announce the launch of a set of gift boxes designed to bring support and care to relatives with eating disorder issues. "Our approach ensures enhanced global understanding about eating disorders and aids the ability for others to become cheerleaders in someone's desire for mental health recovery." A great initiative to try to work on solutions to help and support people suffering from this disease, which affects 1.25 million people in the UK (according to the release).
Mums Tackling Poor Mental Health
On the same theme, another good initiative to help and support children with a mental health disorder came from two mum Jackie and Claire. They announced the organisation of The Positively Empowered Kids Festival which will take place on 30 June in Nottingham and which will aim to help children feel inspired about their future and be empowered to be happy being their true self.
We talk Imposter Syndrome with an ex CEO and businesswomen of Sheffield
And another positive and welcome initiative to support women this time. MMB Private Lunch Club launches in Sheffield has announced an event to discuss the "Imposter Syndrome" following previous similar successful events in the UK. Natalie McMillan will be hosting the event and will talk about the challenges she had to face as the Chief Executive of big business.
Sweat & Sound's (first ever) Festival Tent
Sweat & Sound's sent out an invitation to journalists to the first music and wellness festival which was held in Hackney in London this weekend. On the programme, music, yoga, "Skip-Boom" (skipping with live drums apparently), meditation and fun. A great to raise awareness about the festival and to secure some coverage this week. Good one hopefully!
Runners set to make history in record-breaking event
On the local scene, a release has been sent out to announce the first 5k run along the Brathlay river in the Lake District. Funny and nice detail, the medals that the runners received were made from Burlington Stone designed and produced by Coniston Stonecrafts, a family-run business which uses slate from Burlington Stone for its products. The event helped Brathay Trust to fundraise to support its mission of improving the life chances of children, young people and families by inspiring them to engage positively in their communities across the North-West and Yorkshire.