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Dr Philip Hopley joins homeless initiative CEO Sleepout

CEO Sleepout is a charity set up to fight homelessness and poverty. Their fight is funded with money raised by executives who sleep outdoors for one night to raise sponsorship from their business contacts and friends.

Founding Director and Consultant Psychiatrist at Cognacity, Dr Philip Hopley will be taking part in the London CEO Sleepout at Lord’s Cricket Ground, where he will be joining other CEOs and business leaders from a variety of industries across the South East. The CEOs will give up the beds for the night, brave the cold, and sleep outdoors to raise awareness and funds for homeless people and those living in poverty in London and beyond.

Phil has raised nearly £500 in just over a week and said, “Around 70% of people accessing homelessness services in the UK have a mental health issue [1].  A lack of understanding and support for people living chaotic lives can lead to a downward spiral of mental ill-health, substance misuse, crime, offending, homelessness, and exclusion, so I am delighted to take part in London’s CEO Sleepout to raise awareness and funds for these issues.”

This is where you can help Phil reach his target! The easiest way to sponsor Phil is via his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/phil-hopley, but if you would prefer an alternative method, please do get in touch. More detail about the Sleepout can be found at http://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/london/.

 

[1] The Mental Health Policy Group (2015) A Manifesto for Better Mental Health