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.
Mental Health UK partners with Jooble to help job seekers feel supported with their mental health
30th April 2021
This April, we’re delighted to have partnered with the job search engine Jooble, whose single goal is to help people find the job of their dreams regardless of their place of residence, language, religion, skin colour or beliefs.
Our partnership with Secret Sales for Stress Awareness Month 2021
12th April 2021
This Stress Awareness Month we’ve teamed up with online designer outlet Secret Sales for an exclusive campaign to promote better 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 help us bring awareness to the effects and signs of stress and stress-related conditions.
Preparing young people for the return to school
4th March 2021
Returning to school after a long period away can cause a great deal of apprehension. As the UK gradually opens up schools, children and young people’s wellbeing will likely be impacted by all the change over the past year.
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