Posted by Louisa Heath on June 26th, 2019.
Every month we raise money for a different local or national charity, aiming to support their work and promote awareness for a variety of important causes.
Our latest sponsored charity is Mind, one of the leading mental health charities in England and Wales, which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health.
As one in four people will experience a mental health problem every year, Mind’s work has far-reaching consequences, with all of us certain to know someone struggling with their mental health even if we aren’t directly affected ourselves.
Over the course of more than 70 years serving the public the organisation has run campaigns on a variety of key issues related to mental health, lobbying Parliament to improve legal protections as well as pushing back against the general stigma that is still attached to mental ill-health.
Mind also boasts a network of roughly 135 local Minds spread across England and Wales, which can be home to drop-in centres, crisis helplines, and counselling and befriending services.
As well as their more active forms of intervention, Mind also produces a range of guides and other information resources that cover topics from mental health conditions and treatments to legal issues relating to mental health, all certified by the Information Standard.
For every £1 raised Mind will spend 73p on its charitable work, with the remainder going towards the day-to-day operations of the charity or reinvested to fund future work.
Over the course of a month our staff raised £390 through a weekly sponsored dress down, wearing t-shirts rather than ties around the office.
If you’re interested in supporting Mind yourself through fundraising or becoming a member, you can find out more on their website.
Stay up-to-date with the work Mind’s doing by following them on Twitter and Facebook.
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