DEVELOPER USES ITS “MIND” TO GIVE CHARITY OF THE YEAR £2K DONATION TOWARDS VIRTUAL SUPPORT

DEVELOPER USES ITS “MIND” TO GIVE CHARITY OF THE YEAR £2K DONATION TOWARDS VIRTUAL SUPPORT

Following the announcement of its charity of the year in January, David Wilson Homes South Midlands has donated £2,000 to Northampton and District Mind to support the work it’s doing during these difficult times.

In recognition that everyone has been affected by the closure of many local charities and recreational outlets during lockdown, the Northampton-based developer has given £2,000 to the organisation which will go towards carrying out its support remotely.

 

Northampton and District Mind is committed to delivering a high quality and appropriate services for people who experience mental ill health, promoting recovery, independence and integration at all times.

 

Mind aims to raise awareness of mental health, to challenge the stigma associated with mental illness and to promote and support positive mental health which it is currently doing virtually due to social distancing guidelines.

 

The organisation provides: crisis cafes, offering a listening ear in times of need, support into employment,1:1 support and educational courses helping people understand what’s happening including anxiety, depression and anger management.

 

Jo Gratrick, CEO at Northampton and District Mind, said: “The pandemic has hit our communities hard and led to an increased number of calls for help – all at a time when our fundraising campaigns have been halted or suspended.

 

“In times like these it is even more important that we work together to support the needs of the local community and our sponsors, like David Wilson Homes, enable us to do just that.

“As well as our Crisis Cafés which remain a face to face service, we are developing new ‘remote’ services that people in the community can access from wherever they are, both now and beyond COVID-19.

 

“Online workshops have been launched to help people whose lives are impacted by anxiety and we have launched a new telephone and online support service to continue to support existing clients we work with and give a way for people new to Mind to access extra support in these unusual times – you can find details of these and all our other advice and services at www.northamptonmind.org.uk.”

 

John Dillon, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes South Midlands, said: “Whilst everyone is facing challenges and changes due to the pandemic, we were very keen to support our charity of the year in this trying time to help them continue the amazing work they do. 

 

“The services they provide on a daily basis are admirable and we’re grateful to have this opportunity to raise vital funds for such a worthwhile cause.

“We look forward to continuing to support Northampton and District Mind throughout the year.”


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