Working with Mind
In summer 2019 we announced that we would be partnering with Mind – the national mental health charity for two years, as one of our three corporate charity partners. Mind was nominated and voted for by Thameslink colleagues.
Our teams will be taking part in fundraising activities to help us reach our goal of £10,000 per year. Come back again to find out more how we are getting on.
Communications co-ordinator Sandra Lopez nominated Mind. She said; “I am delighted that GTR colleagues have chosen to support Mind as mental health is an issue that is very close to my heart. Good mental health is not always a given and there are many people who find it difficult to cope with everything that life throws at them. Often it’s just about taking that first step and telling someone that you need help.”
Rebecca Hastings, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Mind, said “We’re very grateful to everyone at GTR for choosing to support Mind. It’s great to hear about some of the fantastic ways staff intend to fundraise and collect donations. The money raised will help to fund Mind’s vital work including the Mind Infoline, our advice services and the campaigning Mind does to secure a better deal for the one in four of us who experience a mental health problem every year.”
Who are Mind
As a national charity it supported 425,000 people last year and has a network of about 130 ‘Local Minds’, which offer talking therapies, peer support, advocacy, crisis care, employment and housing support in the community.
Mind believes that no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. They are there for anybody experiencing a mental health problem, in their community, on the end of the phone or online. Whether somebody is stressed, depressed or in crisis. Mind are there to listen, offer support and advice, and fight their corner. By supporting Mind, we are helping them on their mission to get support and respect for everyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Find out more at www.mind.org.uk