In 2017 we will promote and support mental wellbeing.
Woodhead Group has named Mind, the mental health charity as their Charity of the Year in 2017.
The charity is set to benefit from a number of employee led fundraising initiatives throughout 2017.
Every year, one in four will experience a mental health problem, but hundreds of thousands still get no support at all. Mind was chosen because of its commitment to mental health, aiming to give support to everyone experiencing mental health problems. Mind is here to ensure no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.
Mind provides information so people can make their own choices and access the treatment and support that is right for them. It does this through its Infoline, Legal Advice Service, and award-winning publications and website. Its network of around 140 local Minds also offer specialised support and care based on the needs of the communities they serve.
Another key area of Mind’s work is its campaigning for better services and to reduce the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems. It also offers a range of national and local services including workplace training to develop mentally healthy offices, applied suicide intervention skills and Mental Health First Aid training sessions.
Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising at Mind, said: “We are hugely grateful to Woodhead Group for choosing Mind as its charity of the year and helping to ensure that we can support the one in four people who experience a mental health problem in any given year. Money raised over the course of this partnership will allow us to continue to be there for people who need it, when they need it the most, and to fight to make sure that everyone with a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.”
In 2016 we wanted to mark our 70th anniversary by making a difference.
Woodhead Group set and exceeded a fundraising target of £25,593, £1 a day for every day of the company’s 70 year history. The company raised £30,798.59 in 2016.
Managing Director, David Woodhead and Finance Director Hilary Cheshire, chose to support The Prince’s Trust and St Mary’s Church in Edwinstowe throughout 2016. Both charities benefited from a number of employee led fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
The Prince’s Trust, was chosen due to its long-standing relationship with the construction industry and the support it provides for 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.
The Prince’s Trust is very active in one of our industries, working with young people to provide work experience and qualifications to enable them to secure employment. St Mary’s Church Edwinstowe, has strong links to the local company as David and Hilary’s father, who founded the company in 1946, was a bellringer at the church. The Church hopes to use the money raised to fund the installation of a new boiler, which will improve the building’s environmental performance.