Tasker Insurance Group Limited (‘TIG’) is pleased to announce their corporate charity partnership with Mind, one of the leading mental health charities in the UK. At the TIG inaugural conference, which took place in June of this year, it was decided solely by staff members that TIG embark on the group’s first journey with a charity. Four different sectors were presented to the TIG staff; mental health, children and young people, elderly people and medical research. Upon receiving over 86% of the votes, Mind were announced as the chosen charity that TIG will support over the next 12 months.
Karen Bolton, Head of Community and Events Fundraising for Mind, said: “We are delighted that Tasker Insurance 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.”
Robert Organ, CEO of TIG concluded by saying “We cannot overlook our corporate social responsibility as an organisation. It was staggering to learn that 1 in 4 people suffer with mental health, in an organisation like ours with roughly 80 staff members, that could result in 20 staff suffering with mental health problems. Mental health has really come to the fore in recent times, quite rightly gaining significant public support and meaning that it is losing its social stigma. Reflecting the change in public sentiment, Mind was chosen by our staff and for a good reason. So, as an organisation, we will do everything we can to support our own staff whilst they undertake fun activities to raise money for Mind.”
Some key facts about Mental Health:
- 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.