Charity set up in Frightened Rabbit frontman’s memory launches new mental health fund

Tiny Changes, the charity set up in memory of Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison, has launched a new mental health fund.

Hutchison died by suicide in May 2018, having suffered from depression. The following year, the late musician’s family – his brother and Frightened Rabbit drummer Grant, brother Neil and his parents – announced Tiny Changes. Its name was inspired by a lyric from Frightened Rabbit’s 2008 song ‘Heads Roll Off’ (“While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to ”).

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The charity aims to improve the mental health of children and young people, with Hutchison’s family explaining that they hoped to continue “the positive impact that his art and music had on so many people”.

Tiny Changes has now announced a national small grants programme, the Make Tiny Changes Fund. Per the organisation’s official website, it “supports innovative ideas with up to £10,000”.

“Funded projects will make tiny changes towards equality and mental health for young people in Scotland,” the post reads.

(1/3) The #MakeTinyChanges Fund is here. We’re SO happy to announce our first national fund for children and young people’s mental health.

📸@Ryan__Buchanan @DoubleTakePro https://t.co/OYVFfGyxTw pic.twitter.com/deWlck9oUR

— Tiny Changes (@tinychanges) October 13, 2021

(3/3) You can now submit an idea to help young minds feel better & address inequality. We will fund as many ideas as we can, up to £10,000 each.

The #MakeTinyChanges Fund is open to everyone in Scotland. We’re encouraging young people under 30 to apply. https://t.co/OYVFfGyxTw

— Tiny Changes (@tinychanges) October 13, 2021

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Continuing its mission to “make young minds feel better”, Tiny Changes wrote: “We can only do that with your help. If you have an idea that will help young minds feel better and address inequality in Scotland, we’ like to hear it.

“We invest in new and existing projects. We fund research and support innovation that will improve young people’s mental health.”

Those wanting to get involved can now submit their idea until the deadline of November 10. “Everyone is welcome to apply,” Tiny Changes wrote. “The more ideas we hear, the bigger difference we can make.”

You can find the application form here along with further information.

The new scheme was launched by projecting “the words of Scott & young people onto Scottish landmarks” on Mental Health Day (October 10). See the images in the tweets above.

Frightened Rabbit recently announced a new book comprising of the lyrics and illustrations of Scott Hutchison, The Work.

For help and advice on mental health:

  • ‘Am I depressed?‘ – Help and advice on mental health and what to do next
  • Help Musicians UK – Around the clock mental health support and advice for musicians
  • Music Support Org – Help and support for musicians struggling with alcoholism, addiction, or mental health issues
  • YOUNG MINDS – The voice for young people’s health and wellbeing
  • CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably for young men
  • Time To Change – Let’s end mental health discrimination
  • The Samaritans – Confidential support 24 hours a day

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