Do you want to eat cake and raise money for The Mental Health Foundation at the same time? If your answer is yes, then this Sunday you should visit “The Depressed Cake Shop” in Glasgow’s Sloans Market.
“The Depressed Cake Shop” is the 2013 Cakehead Loves charity project. The idea behind the project is to encourage discussion about mental health and to improve awareness of mental illnesses with an emphasis on depression. Money will be raised for The Mental Health Foundation by pop up cake shops selling grey cakes. The dull grey look of the cakes is meant to represent the huge effect depression and other mental illness can have on someone’s life. Often when people suffer from illness such as depression their life seems to be in a permanent state of grey. The cakes are showing that even though things may seem grey there is still all the fantastic (and in the case of the cakes rather tasty) qualities inside.
They have opened a number of pop up cake shops around the UK and this weekend they are coming to Glasgow. From 11am to 5pm you will be able to buy grey, yet delicious, cakes, with all funds going to The Mental Health Foundation.
To find out more visit The Depressed Cake Shop Facebook Page
Here is a fantastic video on depression, which explains the symbolism of the black dog logo they are using: I had a black dog his, name was depression.