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The power of helping others and its influence on my mental health

27th May 2021

This Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June 2021), we’re exploring the mutually beneficial experience of giving your time to volunteering. Sarah, our fantastic colleague and Partnerships Manager, shares her story of how her endeavours helping others ultimately helped her.

Colleague fundraising to answer more calls for support to Mental Health UK’s helplines

13th May 2021

The Mental Health UK corporate partnership with Johnson & Johnson UK aims to improve the quality of life of people severely affected by mental illness and reduce pressure on acute clinical services. Through our partnership, we are working on a new model of community care, to provide support for people living with poor mental health, linking them to non-clinical services that meet their holistic needs, including finance, housing and social care.

How Bloom helped us to take notice of our resilience

12th May 2021

Our young people’s programme, Bloom equips people aged 14 to 18 with the tools and knowledge to build their resilience, so they can better maintain their mental health through life’s transitions.

Feeling sew much better

11th May 2021

Johnston Connelly is our Events Fundraising and Engagement Officer and a valued colleague of ours. While on furlough last year, he decided to learn something new and teach himself to sew. Noticing his newfound sense of purpose, Johnston had an appetite to take his sewing to the next level and started to immerse himself in YouTube videos and sewing books to build on his skills. His new project had a profound and lasting impact on his wellbeing - Johnston told us that he finds sewing relaxing and rewarding, and that he'd love to have his own fashion design business one day. He's already started making his own clothes... Sew far sew good!

Keeping up fitness and morale at Salesforce

11th May 2021

Rosie Robson is an Account Executive and one of the UK hub leads for the ‘Be Wellness’ team at Salesforce, our valued corporate partners. We recently teamed up with Salesforce, supporting them as they launched a global wellness initiative. They managed to encourage 350 people to exercise over 21 days in an effort to keep fit, socialise and raise vital funds for the people we support. We were so impressed that they raised an incredible £2,500 and even managed to build a running community at work, maintaining their fitness levels beyond the event. Hear from Rosie below on how important being active is for everyone at Salesforce.

How taking action and being active helped our mental health, and will go on to support others

10th May 2021

Kathy O’Callaghan was a loving aunt and a wonderful friend to Laura. After she took her own life in October 2020, Laura and her good friend Jane decided to take action and raise awareness around mental health, in her memory. They took on a 27km walking challenge on the beautiful island of Lanzarote, wanting to do something that enhanced their fitness and made them feel both physically and mentally good. And they managed to raise an astonishing €2,773! Jane tells us their story and explains why this walk was so important to her and Laura.

Our partnership with Curvy Kate and Bodybuilding Warehouse for Mental Health Awareness Week

8th May 2021

This Mental Health Awareness Week we’ve partnered with Curvy Kate and Bodybuilding Warehouse for an exclusive campaign to achieve good mental health for everyone. Thanks to our partner Savoo, the online money saving platform, we’re delighted to give you an even easier way to support us and in turn help those with mental health needs.

Plant a tulip and seed a conversation during Mental Health Awareness Week

7th May 2021

We're teaming up with award-winning artist Paul Cummins MBE on a campaign to help the public to spring into action this Mental Health Awareness Week and create healthy dialogues around mental health in society.

Mental Health UK team up with Innovation Broking

4th May 2021

Our partnership with Innovation Broking enables us to talk to senior leaders and decision makers, from a wide range of organisations, about the importance of protecting employee mental health as much as physical health.

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