I am Jane George and in July 2020 my husband Anthony and I lost our 19-year-old son Llŷr to mental health. In order to cope with my grief, I started knitting. I began making small things and giving them to anyone who came to the house. Anthony suggested we sell some to raise money for mental health charities. We were quickly overwhelmed and had to stop taking orders. Our son Alex asked for help on his Instagram account and before long the whole world was knitting and knitformentalhealth was created.
Our purpose is to raise as much money as possible for mental health charities by making and selling products, handmade with love by volunteers from all across the country. Wherever possible, we use yarn donated to us. At the same time, we want to improve the mental health of both our creative volunteers and our customers by sharing the ‘2 wolves story’ and creating an inclusive community where creativeness is encouraged and every voice is heard.
We are fundraisers for mental health charities and for every item sold a minimum of 75% will be distributed to various mental health charities chosen by knitformentalhealth.
As each item has been made with love by volunteer knitters from across the country, there may be slight variation in size, style and shade.