‘It’s okay not to be okay’


Help ORT UK raise £50,000 to gift 7,000 children’s books across the globe

ORT UK believes that educating children about the importance of looking after their mental wellbeing is a vital life lesson, made even more pertinent as we deal with the impact of the pandemic. That is why ORT UK is running an exciting campaign to promote children’s mental health awareness within the Jewish community, through story books.

ORT UK is working with author and activist Esther Marshall on fundraising to get 7,000 copies of Esther’s book ‘Sophie Says It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’ and ‘Sophie Says Activity Book’ into all UK Jewish Primary Schools (for Reception to Year 3) and the global ORT network of schools.

Support our campaign

Please help us reach our goal of £50,000  by making a donation through the ORT UK website or text to donate either £8 (books for 1 child) or £16 (books for 2 children).

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Alternatively, to donate via text Text 8ORT to donate £8 or 16ORT to donate £16 to 70085

About the books

Esther’s books focus on mental health and wellbeing, and have been championed by The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, educational psychologists and the press alike. Esther’s most recent book – ‘Sophie Says It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’ was written in memory of her younger sister who tragically died by suicide after a long battle with mental illness.

Following the impact of the past year on our mental wellbeing, we believe that ‘Sophie Says It’s Okay Not To Be Okay’ is an invaluable resource for your schools.