Mind wins 'doing money differently' award
Posted Tuesday 8 December 2009
Mind has won the ‘Doing money differently’ award at the RADAR People of the Year Awards 2009 for making more debt advice and support available to people with mental distress, helping them become more financially capable and confident in engaging with financial institutions. This included a money advice section of the Mind website, which has been accessed by 60,000 people, as well as the In the red campaign on debt and mental health.
The award was presented by Baroness Jane Campbell and Roger Berry MP, co-chairs of the All Party Parliamentary Disability Group, and took place at Battersea Evolution on Monday 30 November 2009.
This award is made to the organisation which has done the most to help disabled people develop financial independence, access banking or financial advice.
The In the red campaign aims to raise awareness of the cyclical relationship between debt and mental health problems. Its successes include the production of several publications on debt and mental health which have been widely used by people with experience of mental health problems and debt, health and social care professionals, and those working in financial services; the establishment of the Government’s NHS Credit Crunch Stressline; and direct training for local Mind associations on how to deliver financial capability training to their clients.
The award was collected by Paul Famer, Mind's Chief Executive, Amanda Parker and Emma Mamo, the two leads on In the red projects.