Skipton Building Society

One of the UK’s largest building societies, Skipton Building Society has been helping people find a good place for their money since 1853. In 2022 they were rated the 2nd best company to work for in the UK, and the mental health of their employees is a top priority for the organisation. 

Over 1 million customers

Banking and finance

87 UK branches

“We partnered with Mental Health UK in January 2020. Since then, we’ve worked together to help raise awareness, learn more about mental health and explore how we can better support our colleagues, our customers and our communities. We’re proud to partner with such a vital charity whose wide range of knowledge, expertise and support options help thousands of people every year."

Stacey Dickens, Head of Corporate Communications & Sustainability

With over 2,400 employees across England and Scotland, Skipton Building Society were looking for a new Charity of the Year partner, who aligned with their sustainability strategy to build a better society and help maintain corporate social responsibility as core to their purpose. They wanted a partner who not only delivered colleague fundraising activities, but also helped improve colleague wellbeing and benefit their customers too.  

Our joint mission to support Skipton’s people, customers and communities has been giving more people access to good places to discuss mental health since 2020. Feedback from Skipton colleagues after bitesize training session on How to have supportive conversations at work, is testament to this: 

 “This was a great introduction that highlighted many ways in which I can improve conversations with others. It also helped me with ways to consider how I speak with my own manager about my own mental health. I particularly liked the interactive element and the generous sharing by all participants.” 

“I really enjoyed this, I think that all colleagues should take the session, I liked that it also covered what resources there is for Skipton employees on the wellbeing pages.” 

What they're doing

  • Donated £400,000 in 2020 and 2021 to enable us to support more people with their mental health through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

  • Skipton colleagues volunteer their time on Clic, our peer-to-peer support platform

  • Over 100 colleagues fundraised through Growing for Gold 2022 Raised £37,000 and raised awareness of Mental Health UK in their local communities

What we're doing

  • Organisation and delivery of Growing for Gold flagship fundraising campaign

  • Bespoke guidance and support to help ISG create a mentally healthy workplace culture

  • Creation and support building partnership Just Giving campaign to deliver accurate and joint-up reporting on fundraising activities

  • Yearly partnership planner inclusive of fundraising, wellbeing and marketing plans

  • Delivery of training sessions on mental health to colleagues

  • Bespoke mental health resources and tools for their colleague Skipton Kit Bag

Work with us

Mental Health UK work with a variety of orgnisations across sectors including retail, construction and finance. Wherever you are on your journey toward supporting better mental health, we have the tools to help you.