We spoke with Lizzie, Single Mum, and proprietor of Wet Wednesdays on why she is trying to help parents get through the current hardships:
‘You are not alone, and help is out there’
“I am genuinely concerned for families in the UK during these challenging times, both money & mental health are often linked, and these issues can cause pressures on relationships & day to day lives. I want to help relieve part of this stress by helping families get outdoors and enjoy the wonderful free activities the UK has to offer."
Lizzie who has personally suffered with her own mental health issues later added…
“I want to offer families the opportunity to escape from the day-to-day pressures of life and enjoy going for a picnic or having fun in their local parks and just to be able to enjoy the outdoors with their precious families. I want to take away the financial stress of buying their forest school kit by really cutting back on our prices! But also, I want to give them confidence in what they have bought. For years when I was buying puddle-suits for my little girl I just couldn’t find anything sustainable or strong enough to put up with her rough & tumble; so, I decided to do something about it, and Wet Wednesdays was born…
I just want all the struggling mums, dads & families out there to know that you are not alone, and help is out there – if we all work together, we can get through this.”
Like other businesses we are finding 2022 to be our most difficult year to date due to the inflation of production, manufacturing, transport, bills of our premises and pay rises to our team so that they do not face financial struggles. Luckily, we have a loyal, supportive customers, friends and family who have all helped us get to where we are today - we are grateful that we can help give back by tightening our belts and sharing our love.
If you are struggling with your mental health because of worries over money, you are not alone. The mental health charity Rethink has a Mental Health & Money website, which supports people experiencing both financial and mental health problems.