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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Clear Channel teams up with Cephas Williams and Mind on ‘The World I Want To See’ campaign

One year on from the murder of George Floyd, eight Black boys write an open letter to their older selves detailing the world they want to see. Clear Channel has teamed up with Cephas Williams and Mind in Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow (HFEH) one year on from the murder of George Floyd to promote a message of hope from Black boys in the community. ‘The World I Want to See’ is a collection of letters from and portraits of Black boys in London published one year on from the…

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Mind believe lasting effects of trauma, loss and severe financial pressures from pandemic will be felt by millions

Crowdfunder are hosting a collaborative national #MentalHealthMatters campaign to help mental health charities and organisations across the U.K. to increase public awareness of the growing mental health crisis, exacerbated by the pandemic. The campaign aims to raise vital funds to continue to deliver their critical services at a time when they are most in demand. As the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold, there has been a dramatic increase in demand for mental health services with the mental health charity Mind commenting that ‘The lasting effects of trauma,…

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