||SwearStop is a fun online fundraising campaign that encourages you to give up swearing for one week. In doing so you will increase community awareness of mental health issues whilst raising funds used for research into Schizopheria, currently a devastating illness without a cure.
Anyone can take part - it's a bit of fun and the more competitive you make it the better. If you are one of the good people who never lets a naughty word slip, nominate the person you know who swears the most and get them to set up a fundraising page.
SwearStop invites people to support the Schizophrenia Research Institute in different ways: Become a SwearStop Hero and fundraise as an individual or a team- fundraising amongst family, friends and colleagues. Or sponsor SwearStop Ambassadors such as Courtney Roulston, Corinne Grant or Dee Madigan.
Swearing commonly occurs in everyday life, however for most people they can choose its tone, frequency and level of usage. Schizophrenia is an isolating illness – one that affects a person's thoughts, feelings, motivation and behaviour. Ironically, despite the loneliness, one of the symptoms of schizophrenia is hearing voices – the noise, constancy and often-offensive language becomes a torture for those afflicted. In this way, giving up swearing is a form of solidarity with the one in five people affected by mental illness.