Today, on March 17th, 2023, Vzw Leef Lief was born. The term ‘vzw’ is a Dutch way to explain that this is a non-profit organisation. The name ‘Leef Lief’ is something that existed since a few years and I can only translate it to ‘live kindly’ or ‘live with kindness’. But it sounds better in Dutch.
The goal of this non-profit organisation is to break stigma surrounding mental health issues. The organisation does that by organizing lectures, making, presenting and selling art and providing online content on Tiktok and Youtube (coming soon).
The bigger, long-term goals are to educate people in healthcare about proper care for patients who are struggling with mental health issues, to support other organisations financially and to set up a system so there can be mental health care during weekends for those who need it.
So, big goals, big plans, let’s see how this goes!