Through our Community Wellbeing Index, we know that mental wellbeing is really important and if people aren’t happy, it not only affects their lives; but it can also negatively affect their communities, too. Our three charity partners are Mind (England and Wales), SAMH (Scotland) and Inspire (Northern Ireland). They all do amazing things, and with the money raised by Co-op colleagues, we’ll be able to bring communities together to improve mental wellbeing through rolling out new services across the UK.
One in four people have a mental health problem in any given year and the pandemic is having an impact with 60% of adults and 68% of young people reporting their mental health has gotten worse.
We believe that by fundraising with our partners and putting in place practical ways to help, we can make a positive difference to the wellbeing of the communities where we all live and work.
From 9 to 15 May, let’s get together and fundraise for mental wellbeing!
We’ve come a long way in our partnership and your fundraising is changing lives.
Thanks to you, we have raised an incredible £7.5m. From 9 to 15 May, we’d love your support to reach our goal of raising £8m to bring communities together to improve mental wellbeing.
9 to 15 May is also Mental Health Awareness Week. We know that feeling connected to our community supports our mental wellbeing. So, we’re asking you to get your community together for one final fundraiser – whilst celebrating how far we’ve come.
Click on the link below for everything you need including paper chain cut outs, posters and our fundraising guide which is jam-packed with fundraising ideas. Together, we can raise £8m!
Watch the below video of Funeral Directors Sarah Clarke and Emma Leeman who did a sponsored roller skate for some inspiration!
Also below is a containing further information about our support for mental wellbeing with Mind, SAMH and Inspire.
Keep us in the loop
For additional materials, fundraising advice and to let us know what you have planned, contact the partnership hotline on 0203 995 6188 or email email@example.com
If you need support with your mental health or know someone who does, the following can help:
- contact Mind for support in England and Wales on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
- call SAMH for support in Scotland on 0344 800 0550 (lines open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday but closed bank holidays), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call Inspire for support in NI on 0289 032 8474 (lines open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, closed bank holidays)
- text SHOUT for support anywhere on 85258
- call Samaritans for support anywhere 24/7 on 116 123 or email email@example.com