“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no-one thinks of changing himself.”
“You Mean A Lot To Me™” (#UMAL2M) is a project that aims to explore meaning and belonging in society, and their importance to mental health and wellbeing.
#UMAL2M looks beyond connection. We hope that by asking people to express the reason why they are connected to someone we can help to create a sense of meaning and belonging within that connection.
#UMAL2M emerged from a blog post by Philip Patston called “The Strange Death of A Stranger”, a reflection on the suicide of Australian celebrity Charlotte Dawson, and the way in which belonging – more than just merely connection – is integral in creating meaning in our lives.