Corporate partnerships Corporate partnerships In England, the Centre for Mental Health has predicted that up to 10 million people – almost a fifth of the population – will need mental health support as a direct consequence of Covid-19. Download our Corporate Partnerships pack Why partner with Mental Health Resource? Becoming a corporate partner of our award winning charity offers a unique opportunity to engage both your customers and staff and help the charity provide vital support to hundreds of people in West Kent who suffer from mental illness. You’ll also be raising awareness of mental health and demonstrating your commitment to one of society’s most important causes. To find out more about how we can work together, call Jen on 01892 615552 or email [email protected] Working in partnership By working in partnership with Kent’s ‘Disability Charity of the Year’ the benefits for your business include: Alignment with a local, respected and community focused mental health charity. Demonstrating your company's commitment to better mental health. Building your brand in the local community and potentially generating new business through increased networking. An opportunity to engage and motivate staff – we can deliver tailor-made mental health awareness training to your team. Your staff could also learn new skills through fundraising. Support from our experienced Fundraising Manager who will be there every step of the way to guide you and ensure our partnership meets your objectives. Why do we need your support? Covid-19 has deeply heightened many of our clients’ anxiety levels, with a high proportion now experiencing deteriorating mental and physical health compounded by challenges including food and benefit issues, loneliness, bereavement, housing problems, anti-social residents and isolation. We’ve adapted our services to provide telephone and online support so we can help people stay connected with the community and signpost to other key local services if needed. However, we anticipate to see a 70% reduction in fundraised income this year due to cancelled fundraising events. We need your support now more than ever. What could you do to support us? You can support Mental Health Resource in so many ways, like these other companies have, including: One off fundraising events or online fundraising Employee fundraising Volunteering for us Supporting us longer term by becoming a charity of the year partner Donate- one off and regular giving The difference you will make Last year, Mental Health Resource supported 1486 people. Your fundraising efforts will help hundreds of young people and adults receive the support they need to help them manage mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, psychosis, Schizophrenia and self-harm. By supporting Mental Health Resource, you'll be helping us reach more clients who are isolated from the community: £100 could provide a weekly peer support telephone conference for 30 people. £200 could provide face to face mental health support for 10 people. £500 could provide weekly face to face support for 2 people for 3 months. What can we do in return? We have 28 years experience in working with local companies to raise the profile of mental health in our community. In return for your support, we can: Help plan your fundraising events & provide fundraising materials (including raffle prizes) and a Guest Speaker. Promote your events and include your company logo on our website, social media channels and newsletter. Support in promoting and publicising your efforts through the local press Create a dedicated page on our website to promote your activities, alongside a visual totaliser of funds raised. Give talks to your employees about our charity and mental health. Offer volunteer days at our Hub or allotment. Write an article for your company magazine about mental health in the workplace. Publicity for your company via our quarterly newsletter. A Trustee to come and speak to your staff or to show support at one of your fundraising events. Support from small businesses Companies don’t have to be big to get involved with supporting our work! If you run a small businesses and you don't have the resources to fundraise on our behalf but you would still like to work in partnership, you might like to know that there are tax benefits to donating monthly to charity. Companies are entitled to tax relief for qualifying charitable donations made to charities. Find out more here! With your support we can continue to reach people like Kate; “I was bullied at school and told off for crying so I learned to hide my feelings. I started to have identity issues and became anxious as a result. Mental Health Resource has given me a safe space to come and it makes my life so much better because I can spend time with other people, which I used to find hard to do.” Get in touch! To find out more about how we can work together, call Jen on 01892 615552 or email [email protected] Companies which support Mental Health Resource "We are so excited about supporting Mental Health Resource for another year and can't wait to get cracking with our fundraising ideas". Sam, Creaseys. We would like to thank RAL Display for supplying us with a free pull-up banner.