At Consortia, we believe in giving today, for a better tomorrow for others. We're delighted to be announcing Consortia's first ever Charity scheme, fundraising for Mind as we aim to support better Mental Health.
Mind are doing key work both in London and across the country, helping people who are struggling with their mental health, both younger and older to support them and help them through their tough times.
Despite more people feeling able to open up about their experiences, mental health remains a taboo subject for many. We hope to fundraise both to support Mind in their efforts to improve mental health throughout the country, but also to raise awareness for something which affects 1 in 4 of us each year.
Karen Bolton, Head of Community and Events Fundraising for Mind, said: “We are delighted that Consortia 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 each 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