Mental illness affects more people every year than cancer or heart disease - one in four of us in the UK will be affected by a mental health problem in any given year. Poor mental health is also the single biggest cause of lost days at work in the UK, and a significant factor in the majority of suicides.
By joining the growing number of organisations working with us, your organisation, your staff and your customers can help raise awareness of mental health issues and raise vital funds to help people affected by mental illness, and to support their carers.
Whatever size your business, we can work with you to put together a mutually beneficial package of activities involving both fundraising and staff engagement activities. We also deliver training on mental health issues, including bespoke courses on mental health for managers. And we have a wide range of events and activities for you to get involved in.
A growing number of organisations are choosing to partner with Rethink Mental Illness or work jointly with our sister charities in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland through our involvement in Mental Health UK, which is able to support UK-wide partnerships. Our current partners include Lloyds Banking Group and Pizza Hut Restaurants, and charity of the year activities with companies including BW, HCL Legal, Horwich Farrelly, and Scape Group. They take part in a wide range of activities, from staff fundraising, to skills-sharing and sponsorship of events. To find out more about how your company can get involved, please email here.
We have a wide range of standard courses for your staff, including:
Mental Health First Aid (2 days)
Mental Health Awareness (1 day or half day)
Mental Health in the Workplace for Managers (1 day or half day)
Mindfulness, Wellbeing and Resilience (1 day or half day)
Mental Health Awareness e-learning (45 - 60 mins)
Each course gives your teams the opportunity to better understand mental health issues and be more confident to look after themselves and those around them. We can also run bespoke versions of these courses according to your company's requirments, and we can also work with you to use this training to create a network of Mental Health Champions for your business. Click here for more information.
We can offer places in a huge range of sporting events to your staff, including the London Marathon, RideLondon, Great North Run, and Tough Mudder. See the full list here.
We run ‘Let’s Rethink Mental Illness Together’ – a baking campaign to get people talking and raising money over a cup of tea and a delicious slice of cake. You can order a fundraising pack here.
We have two annual awareness campaigns you can get involved in, Rethink Schizophrenia (September each year) and our Time to Talk Day (February). We run Time to Talk in conjunction with Mind as part of our joint Time to Change campaign. We also take part in Mental Health Awareness Week each May, and in numerous other awareness days during the year.
For more information
If you’d like to discuss how your organisation could work with Rethink Mental Illness or Mental Health UK, please contact the fundraising team on 020 7840 3012 or email.