As the UK faces a potential mental health tsunami, a third of British employees say their mental wellbeing has worsened since the pandemic began

Leading wellbeing and performance company, PUSH, has teamed up with mental health charity, Solent Mind, as latest figures show the urgent need for mental health reform within the workplace, and the UK struggles with the uncertainty of the post-pandemic employment landscape.   The YouGov survey commissioned by PUSH and Solent Mind, suggests that a third of GB employees (36.7%) are suffering from worse mental health now, compared with pre-pandemic levels. Perhaps proof many are struggling with the ever changing ‘new normal’ and the challenges that brings.   Even more crucially, as we move from working…

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92% of children have changed their playing habits as a result of the pandemic

As restrictions lift, getting back to ‘normal’ is simply out of reach for many families and children, who are lacking the funds and resources to reconnect with friends and family, play sport, visit attractions and play outdoors. At the same time, Oxford Brooks University research highlighted that lockdown restrictions have had a detrimental impact on children in particular, as reduced play and more sedentary behaviour has the potential to damage their long-term development. In response, In Kind Direct, the UK charity that distributes large scale donations of products to charitable organisations,…

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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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Online donations soared during the pandemic

Online giving by UK donors has increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, with an overall growth of 115% in donations volume, and an income increase of 97% over the past 12 months. The findings are released today in the second annual Online Donations Report from WPNC. The integrated agency analysed data behind online donations totalling more than £40m to compare findings with its previous study, published in April 2020. Online Donations Report 2021 has been produced using anonymised data gathered from gifts made through WPNC’s online donation platforms including goDonate, with a total…

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Waitrose and John Lewis to continue their support for vulnerable families impacted by the pandemic

John Lewis and Waitrose have pledged to continue their efforts to support families in need with a raft of initiatives designed to provide nutrition, warmth and comfort for the vulnerable over the third lockdown and beyond.  The 2020 Christmas campaign had a message of kindness at its heart and raised over £3m for charities Home-Start and FareShare, with Partners, customers and communities all coming together to Give A Little Love. Home-Start, which relies on a network of trained volunteers, supported 10,000 families during the Christmas period – double the number they…

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