Companies & Societies "We are delighted to support Mental Health Resource as our charity of the month. January can be a difficult month and with the addition of a national lockdown, this year may be tougher than usual. Looking after our mental wellbeing is so important, particularly in such difficult times, and we hope our donation will support the charity as it continues to deliver its vital services” Alison, Senior Associate, Cripps. Mental Health Resource is delighted to work in partnership with local companies to help us achieve our mission of improved mental wellbeing for everyone. Thank you to all companies who support us by raising awareness and funds or by making one-off donations. Here are a few of the local companies & societies who we work in partnership with. Become a Corporate partners of Mental Health Resource! Companies & Societies The Bicycle Bakery The Bicycle Bakery on Camden Road has officially become a 'corporate partner' of Mental Health Resource! Jamie and the team have chosen to support our charity with a regular financial gift, as well as use of their space at the Bakery to deliver some of our face to face support groups. The Bicycle Bakery is an independent, artisan bakery that creates traditional, delicious sourdough bread. They've been making and baking sourdough, croissants, great coffee, sandwiches and brunch on Camden Road since March 2014 when Jamie opened the towns first sourdough bakery focused on the traditional methods of making bread. Thank you for your support Jamie and team! Countryside Properties Thank you to Countryside Properties for supporting our popular online Mindwell Art group sessions. The Mindwell art groups allow participants to have a safe space to connect with one another, while using art as a form of therapy during their recovery from various mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, psychosis, self-harm, obsessive-compulsive disorders and eating disorders. Countryside is the UK’s leading mixed-tenure developer through its two divisions, Partnerships and Housebuilding. We are extremely grateful for your support. Creaseys Creaseys Accountants in Tunbridge Wells recently chose Mental Health Resource as their Charity of the Year for 2 years running! Creaseys are one of the ‘Sunday Times Best Small Companies to work for’ in 2019. And we can see why! They held a number of fundraising events including rounders tournaments, comedy nights, a festive jumper day, cake sales and more. Creaseys staff also came support our fundraising events and have often visited us at the Hub to find out more about our work. Thank you for all your support Creaseys! Cripps Cripps Pemberton Greenish have chosen Mental Health Resource has their Charity of the Month for January 2021 and have made a donation towards our work and will also fundraise for us. Cripps is one of the country’s leading legal practices serving corporate, real estate and private clients. With offices in Kent and London, the firm offers a flexible team of more than 450 people to deliver exceptional service to its clients. T Being the time of year when we all aspire to be healthier and to achieve our goals, they have decided to do the “CrippsPG New Year dares challenge”, where colleagues challenge one another on various ideas including giving up chocolate or wine, walking 5k each day, or completing a squat challenge to continue to raise funds. Thanks to everyone at Cripps for supporting us! Flow Tunbridge Wells Flow Tunbridge Wells is a much loved yoga studio and treatment room in central Tunbridge Wells offering yoga, osteopathy, therapies, workshops, courses and yoga holidays. Flow also offers At Home online classes, delivered directly into your living room through their live streaming software. We are delighted that Lucy and the team at Flow have chosen to support Mental Health Resource through their weekly Monday Meditation classes, which people can either sign up to take part in for free or make a small donation to Mental Health Resource. Find out more about this weekly event here! John Lewis & Partners John Lewis & Partners, Tunbridge Wells branch have been kindly supporting our charity by displaying collection tins in their store and raising awareness of our services amongst their staff throughout 2019 and 2020. In November 2020, we received a cheque for £1125! Thank you to all the partners at John Lewis who worked so hard to raise funds for Mental Health Resource! Markerstudy Insurance Markerstudy Insurance, Tunbridge Wells, recently marked World Mental Health Day by holding a fundraising day, raising over £300 for Mental Health Resource! Taking place at Salomons Estate, the theme was based around the concept of 18 years. Staff were encouraged to dress up as a person they admired at that time, with entries including Madonna and the Pet Shop Boys! Other fun activities included quizzes and team orientation games, with ‘Attenborough’s Animals’ winning the overall team challenges! MBM Consulting (Construction & project Consultants) MBM Consulting (construction and project consultants) is a leading consultancy that works closely with its clients to identify and solve issues that improve project profitability. Mental Health Resource were recently chosen by their local branch office, located in Southborough, as one of 3 local charities to receive a donation of £500, which will go towards our work in supporting clients who face challenges as a result of Covid19. MBM Consulting were unable to run events for their clients this year so instead chose to donate to charity. Thank you, MBM Consulting, for your generous donation! Neighbourly We were delighted to receive a micro-grant from the Neighbourly Community Fund in response to our work throughout COVID-19. With the support of M&S, Lidl, Aldi, Nutricia (Danone), Coca-Cola European Partners, giffgaff, Southern Coop, HEINEKEN and their customers and members, Neighbourly is providing micro-grants of £400 to support good causes that are helping communities affected by the coronavirus outbreak. These grants are to support the Neighbourly causes and individuals most affected. Thank you Neighbourly for your support! Sandersons UK Sandersons UK, an estate agents based in Canterbury, raised an incredible £1975 for Mental Health Resource by completing a gruelling Commando Run! On 10th November 2019, Chris, Mark, Robin, Antony & Alex braved a 12km course with 48 of the toughest obstacles straight out of the commando test book. They endured the mud, sweat and pain of modern day Royal Marines Commando training. Despite that, they all still made it into work the next day. More recently, Sandersons UK have also chosen to support Mental Health Resource with donations that have been raised amongst their team. Charlotte Dury, Development Manager, says, "we have also sought to be a positive force in our community and are thrilled to be able to support Mental Health Resource and the fabulous and critical work they do". Thank you for your support! Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital chose to support Mental Health Resource as part of their wellbeing week in June 2019. Spire offers world-class care and is part of one of the UK’s most respected private hospital groups. So we are so thrilled to be chosen as their local charity to support during this week's fundraising events. Their fundraising efforts, as part of their Wellbeing Week, included a cake sake and a sponsored cycle ride. Sweetwoods Seniors Golf Society Sweetwoods Seniors Golf Society raised just under £3000 this year to support Mental Health Resource. In 2019, Mental Health Resource were chosen as the charity of the year by The Seniors Golf club Society at Sweetwoods Golf Club in Kent. The Golf Society hosted quizes, plant and cake sales, raffles and auctions throughout the year and we were also invited to speak about our work in the community, supporting people with a whole range of mental health illnesses. Tunbridge Wells Soroptimists The Tunbridge Wells Soroptimists have kindly supported our Reachout Youth project with a donation which was raised through the sale of face masks throughout Tunbridge Wells shops. As one of 3000 clubs worldwide, the Tunbridge Wells & District Soroptimists are committed to improving the lives of women and girls. Their work includes hands on service, fundraising for national and international projects, awareness raising and lobbying. Thanks so much for your generous donation! TW Boorman Funeral Directors TW Boorman Funeral Directors, part of the Funeral Partners Group, recently supported Mental Health Resource by promoting our services and fundraising, along with 6 other local offices linked with Funeral Partners in West Kent. TW Boorman Funeral Services is a long established funeral directors in Tunbridge Wells and they take great pride in supporting the local communities in our community, regularly organising and participating in local events and charity fundraising activities. To show their support for Mental Health Resource, each of the 7 local offices have a window display about our charity, advertising our services to those who might need some level of support with their mental health. We are also thrilled to receive around 60 bags of toiletries for our clients and some clients even received free haircuts, thanks to the staff at TW Boorman! TW Lotto TW Lotto is an exciting weekly lottery that raises money for good causes in Tunbridge Wells, including Mental Health Resource. From every £1 ticket sold 60p will go to good causes in Tunbridge Wells. We were delighted to recently be awarded £500 for taking part in the TW Lotto incentive challenge and this money will go towards supporting local people with their mental health. Thanks TW Lotto! "We have all enjoyed the challenge and the pleasure of raising funds for you!" David Harris, Captain, 2019-2020, Sweetwoods Park Golf Club (Seniors Section).