Mind are the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. They offer services, such as the Mind Infoline, information and advice services and they campaign tirelessly to ensure that those who experience a mental health problem get both the support and respect they deserve and need.
Mental health has really come to the fore in recent times, through the open support given by Prince William and Prince Harry and the increasing awareness being provided off the platform of elite sport, public sentiment is changing, and mental health is quite rightly gaining significant public support, meaning it’s losing its social stigma.
It is no surprise that the team at Tasker Insurance Group appreciate the real sense of purpose that comes from supporting Mind and in turn therefore, as an organisation, we will do everything we can to support our staff whilst they undertake fun activities to raise money for them.
Our CSR team have made great headway. Conscious that many initiatives like this fail to deliver, they have been fantastic in their response since our inaugural conference where Mind were chosen as our Corporate Partner. Through a combination of group events and team events, keeping the balance between one united team and a little healthy competition, they have a clear plan to raise as much money as possible for Mind over the course of the year.
To me, it is a privilege to be able to provide the platform for people to work together for such a worthy cause. It creates real positive energy within each office and across the Group. It brings people together and helps us to keep a sense of perspective within the corporate world we work in.
For the next 12 months, at the Tasker Insurance Group, we are proud to be working in aid of Mind, for better mental health.
Rebecca Hastings, Head of Corporate Partnerships for Mind, said: “We are delighted that Tasker Group have chosen Mind as its charity of the year. Every penny raised will allow us to continue to be there for people who need it, when they need it the most. Their support will help Mind’s vital services including the Mind Infoline, Information and advice services and the campaigning we do to ensure that the one in four of us who experience a mental health problem each year gets both support and respect.”
Some key facts about Mental Health:
- 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year
- 16 million people in the UK are currently living with a mental health problem
- The average wait time for young people to receive effective treatment is 10 years
- Only 6% of the UK health research spending goes on mental health