A fifth of UK adults are seeing members of their support network less, due to the cost-of-living crisis

New research from Co-op and mental health charities Mind, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Inspire has revealed that over a fifth (22%) of people are seeing their support network less and a quarter (24%) expect that this will soon be the case, because of the cost-of-living crisis. Relying on people in your support network who you can trust – for example, friends, family, and colleagues – can be an important way to help manage your wellbeing, including helping to reduce feelings of social isolation and loneliness. The YouGov…

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Langland Appointed As Strategic And Creative Partner For Mind

Langland has announced that leading mental health charity, Mind, has appointed it as its strategic and creative partner of choice. The two organisations will work closely together on a new nation-wide campaign, set to launch during Mental Health Awareness Week in May. The campaign will aim to encourage people to speak up about their mental health and prompt them to seek support and advice. It will be the first overarching brand campaign to be launched by the mental health charity. “We are thrilled to be working with Mind and supporting…

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10.6M Brits describe their current mental wellbeing as poor

New research from the Co-op, in partnership with Mind, SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Inspire, reveals that 10.6 million Brits (just under fifth of the population) describe their current mental wellbeing as poor2, rising to almost three in ten (28%) amongst 16 to 24 year olds. The study reveals the impact the pandemic has had on the nation’s mental wellbeing. Almost a quarter (24%) of respondents said they became more isolated from their community during the pandemic, resulting in a decline in mental wellbeing for almost two-thirds (61%)…

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National Emergencies Trust pilots National Partners Programme to ensure all future emergency survivors receive support as soon as they need it

The National Emergencies Trust has announced the launch of a collaborative pilot project with four national charities. The National Partners Programme, which will initially include the British Red Cross, Cruse Bereavement Support, Mind and Victim Support, aims to ensure that all those affected by future emergencies receive the support they need, when and where they need it, by facilitating nationwide funding at speed during future disasters. By enabling the National Emergencies Trust to pre-agree a range of support packages and conduct due diligence with potential distribution partners in advance of…

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Co-op and Mind announce further funding to expand wellbeing service for young LGBTQI+ people in East London

The Co-op, in partnership with Mind, have today announced further funding for a mental wellbeing service for young people, aged 17-24, in the LGBTQI+ community in East London. Young Rainbow Minds, which is run by Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest, supports the mental wellbeing of young people in the LGBTQI+ community. Hackney was chosen as a location by Co-op and Mind, after it was identified as having high levels of inequality, using data from Co-op’s Community Wellbeing Index. The service uses an innovative new approach called Radical…

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