Category: Charity Partnerships

How Exertis UK are breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health

15th December 2022

Exertis UK, industry leading distributor of technology products and specialist services partnered with Mental Health UK in 2022, with the mindset that they were here to ‘end the taboo surrounding mental health problems’. Since the launch of their partnership, Exertis UK have dived straight in, raising awareness about mental health and raising vital funds that will support the nation’s mental health. Find out more about what they’ve been up to so far.

Building bridges between communities in Birmingham

2nd November 2022

This summer our Head of Programmes, Tom O’Connor, had the opportunity to visit our Building Bridges project, supporting Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities in Birmingham. The project exists to reduce mental health stigma and improve access to mental health support for these groups, who have traditionally been marginalised, so that they can live healthy and fulfilling lives.

How workplace caterers Eurest  & 14forty shine a spotlight on mental health and make it a priority

10th October 2022

For World Mental Health Day, we spoke to Rees Bramwell, Senior Nutritionist at our partner Eurest and 14forty. Eurest brings award-winning contract catering services to businesses across the UK, who use their knowledge of how mealtimes and nutrition contribute towards good mental health to promote mentally healthy workplaces up and down the country. We checked in with Rees to find out what they’ve been doing to prioritise mental health as we approach the last few months of the year, from amending internal policy to creating fundraising schemes.

How businesses can support their employees during the cost-of-living crisis

7th October 2022

For employers, the cost-of-living crisis can feel largely beyond our control. With utility bills rising for the majority of households and the cost of essentials taking up more of our monthly budgets, businesses may not know where to begin when it comes to how exactly they can support employees. Below, our partners tell us about the support initiatives they’ve set up to put the financial and mental wellbeing of their people first. Feel free to take note and get inspiration!

Making mental health a ‘Number 1’ priority for a safe and nurturing workplace

30th September 2022

We all know that an open, supportive and psychologically safe workplace improves satisfaction, increases performance, and leads to a workforce with better mental health. Ahead of World Mental Health Day this year, we checked in with our partners to find out what initiatives they’ve put in place to bring mental health to the top of their agenda.

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.

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