Scott Hutchison’s family have detailed a new mental health charity called Tiny Changes, which is set to be created in memory of the Frightened Rabbit frontman, who took his own life last May after battling with depression.
After Scott’s brother and Frightened Rabbit drummer Grant Hutchison launched a CrowdFunding page where fans could donate to a forthcoming organization, the family have announced the details of the charity. Grant, his brother Neil, and parents Ron and Marion have all revealed that the charity is aimed at improving mental health in children and young adults.
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We are excited to announce the launch of Tiny Changes, a Scottish mental health charity set up in memory of Scott Hutchison who died by suicide in May 2018 after a lifelong battle with depression and anxiety. In an effort to turn this tragedy in to something positive and to provide help and support that we feel is missing from today's society we plan to make tiny changes to young people's lives through education and inspiration. Cases of mental illness in young people and children are reaching epidemic levels and go largely unnoticed by a lot of society. We plan to change this trend and stop this problem as early as possible in a person's life. Scott suffered from anxiety from an early age but like so many there was a lack of support, understanding and awareness of these issues and this is something we will strive to change. We can all do this by continuing Scott's legacy and keeping alive his words of hope and togetherness. Say it to yourself. Say it to your friends. Say it to strangers. "While I'm alive, I'll make tiny changes to earth" You can donate via the link in our bio. #maketinychanges #tinychanges
Tiny Changes is inspired by a line from Frightened Rabbit’s track “Heads Roll Off,” which is “While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to Earth.” Now, his family hopes that the organization will continue “the positive impact that his art and music had on so many people.”
“We want to continue the legacy that Scott built. To channel the energy he generated in people all over the world into positive action on mental health among young people and to make tiny changes to Earth,” the family explained in a statement. “The charity has at its heart a passion for changing how young people in Scotland are affected by mental health issues. We want to see a Scotland where young people are listened to when they talk about their mental health. Where young people can access the support they need, when they need it.”
For more information about the charity, or to donate, visit Tiny Changes’ website here.