Category: Charity Partnerships

Beyond Bricks – Supporting children’s mental health

10th August 2022

Beyond Bricks was launched by our founding partner in Northern Ireland, MindWise in January 2022 and was made possible thanks to fundraising by colleagues at Lloyds Banking Group. We spoke to Children and Young People Programmes Coordinator, Amy, from MindWise about the brilliant work she’s been doing to make Beyond Bricks happen.

The reciprocal nature of our partnership with RBH Hospitality Management

27th May 2022

At Mental Health UK, our partnerships are true partnerships. They work two ways so that both we and our partners benefit from the relationship, and we think strategically about the different ways in which we can work together. Our partnership with RBH Hospitality Management is a fantastic demonstration of this.

Mental Health UK and ITN Productions Industry News launch co-production ‘Play Your Part’

17th May 2022

Mental Health UK has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to produce Play Your Part, a digital news-style programme presented by Dr Sian Williams, highlighting how everyone has a role to play when it comes to the future of mental health.

The struggles of bringing people together when working rurally

11th May 2022

Living and working rurally can bring added challenges to the sense of loneliness we’re all susceptible to. Thanks to our partner Neptune Energy we were able to fund our Rural Connections programme, delivered by our founding charity Support in Mind Scotland, to help build mental health awareness and address isolation in areas like rural Scotland. We spoke to Iona from Creatomatic, a web design and development agency in Lockerbie, Dumfries and Galloway, about their experience of the programme.

How Eurest are helping workplaces to connect

9th May 2022

Eurest, the nation’s food service and contract catering solution for workplaces, has been working to promote better mental health for consumers up and down the country. Rees, who is senior nutritionist and a keen mental health ambassador at Eurest, explains the impact of their work, including how staff now feel more connected and more confident to talk about mental health.

Creating a positive mental health culture in the workplace

9th May 2022

We sat down with Karl Wilson, Group Mental Health Lead and Razna Ahmed, Engagement Manager at our partner Lloyds Banking Group to talk about reducing loneliness, connecting people and speaking openly about mental health in their workplace. They shared insight into how their Mental Health Advocates programme is helping to establish a mentally healthy work environment.

Dealing with loneliness in the desert

9th May 2022

Deep in the Sahara Desert is one of Neptune Energy’s gas plants. Fenced and gated, the secure plant is home to Marco, who works for 28 days at a time in the facility undertaking his role as Head of Health, Safety and Environment. Marco shared with us how physical isolation can make you feel disconnected, but the power of reaching out to others and uniting with peers is the key to keeping loneliness at bay.

Mental Health UK and Johnson & Johnson partner on campaign highlighting the link between smoking and poor mental health

29th April 2022

With 1 in 3 of all cigarettes smoked by someone living with a mental health condition, we’re on a mission to help communities and make quitting less of a stressful journey.

The impact of quitting smoking on my mental health

31st March 2022

Quitting smoking can provide benefits to mental health as well as physical health. The journey of quitting can be daunting and bring up feelings of anxiety and fear. We spoke to Kim who explained to us how she quit smoking, and the positive changes the move had on her mental health.

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