Changing the Face of Mental Health Support

Welcome to Shine Your Light – a unique and affordable way to get the mental health support and advice you need and deserve.

We have a network of compassionate individuals from all walks of life who share a common mindset: to support others in times of crisis. These are the people who say, “My door is always open,” and mean it. Whether you need mental health support or want to help someone who does, you have come to the right place.

Get Support

If you’re feeling alone and isolated, stuck in a rut with nowhere to turn, or experiencing any kind of mental health crisis, we are here for you. Reach out to someone on the Shine Your Light app, and they will help you through it.

Provide Support

Do you want to join us in standing up to the current mental health crisis in this country? Do you want to help people in your community who have nowhere else to turn? Are you ready to lend a helping hand and provide a safe haven for someone in their time of need? Become part of our network today and really make a difference.

About Shine Your Light

We are a team of passionate individuals committed to reducing suicide and depression rates in a country where too many people in crisis are unable to access the necessary support. We provide an affordable way to bring counselling or support to people in crisis. You don’t need to be
a trained counsellor to “shine your light” and support our people. Simply being there can be invaluable to someone in a time of need. We’re here to bring you together.

Our Story

Our founder, Mark Collier, has had a long-standing battle with mental health. He discovered quickly that when he actually asked for help, it was available, but so many wouldn’t put their hand up and say “I am not okay”.

Having watched himself and many of his friends battle the system and struggle to get access to the support they needed (whether due to the cost or because of lengthy waiting lists), he was determined to change things.

Which is why Shine Your Light was born.

If you can provide support for a person in a state of darkness, shine your light and show them that you’re there.

Our Vision

We want a world where nobody is left out when it comes to mental health support.

Our Mission

We want to provide everyone suffering from mental health problems with a simple and affordable way to get the support they deserve.

Our Values

We want to show people the benefits of speaking out and asking for help, and we are making it easier than ever for them to do so. We want people to value themselves and to value life, to get rid of social isolation, so nobody needs to feel alone ever again.

How It Works

We have our own, custom-built app that shows on a digital map people who are in need of mental health support and those in a position to help. We have an ever-growing network of support subscribers who will “shine their light” when they are available, showing up on the map as a beacon of support for those who need it.

The many vetting and security features on the app allow us to provide a safe and secure way for these people to connect, breaking down the walls of social isolation to allow people to ask for help and get the support they need from someone who cares.

The Bigger Picture

It seems so simple, but it can have an amazing impact on individuals, local communities, and society as a whole. In a world that is (in theory) more connected than ever before, there is no good reason that people should feel alone, isolated, or that they can’t reach out to someone in a time of crisis.

By providing people with the support they need in a matter of a few clicks, we will bring down depression, anxiety, and suicide rates thanks to our dedicated and caring network of helpers.

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