Virgin Money Giving is the not for profit online fundraising arm of Virgin Money. It was set up to ensure as much money as possible makes its way from fundraisers to the causes where it's needed most - to charities just like Mind. Since launching in 2009, over 13,000 charities have registered, over 760,000 fundraisers have created their own pages and almost £570 million has been raised through Virgin Money Giving.
We're proud to support the Mind Media Awards, celebrating those that challenge the status quo and bring mental health issues out into the open. We know a great deal has already been achieved, but there's still work to do to ensure the misconceptions and stigma surrounding mental health are changed for the better.
As Mind's preferred online fundraising partner, Virgin Money Giving has helped raise over £9 million over the last eight years, enabling Mind to continue the great work they do supporting mental wellbeing across the UK.
The England and Wales Cricket Board is responsible for the management and development of every form of cricket for men and women – from clubs, schools and disability cricket through to the professional and international game.
We are passionate about positive mental health and we believe that sport, and especially cricket, is a great vehicle to assist with this. The sport brings a whole host of physical benefits and just as importantly, mental ones as well. We will use the power of cricket to make a positive difference in people's lives.
The England and Wales Cricket Board are the Documentary category sponsor.
The Energy Network is one of the leading energy consultants in the UK, with over 20 years' experience of delivering timely and effective energy procurement strategies. Working on business electricity, gas and water solutions we develop bespoke strategies to deliver value and support.
Our customers are supported by a team of experienced and dedicated client managers, guaranteeing the highest standard of account management. We are proud to be associated with Mind Media Awards 2017 and are keen to develop a longer-term relationship with Mind. We believe that mental health demands more awareness and support which is why we have committed to working alongside Mind.
The Energy Network are the Entertainment category sponsor.
We're the leading cinema chain in Europe – with 121 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.
We love what we do – creating inspiring experiences for all our guests and generating memories that can last a lifetime. The films we show transport imaginations into new and exciting worlds. Our job is to amplify this experience by giving our guests many other reasons to smile. To do that best, we need colleagues who love working on our team. Supporting our people by fostering an environment that facilitates and promotes mental health and wellbeing is crucial to our success.
Working with Mind since 2016, we're committed to helping this great cause tackle mental health stigma. Raising awareness is vital, so we are very excited to again be sponsoring the Film Award to honour the best portrayals of mental health issues in film over the last 12 months.
ODEON are the Film category sponsor.
As a leading healthcare group we offer health insurance, run care homes, retirement villages, health centres and dental clinics. We also provide home healthcare, health assessments, long-term condition management services and workplace health services. We recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health. We are proud to sponsor the Mind Media Awards and to help tackle the stigma which prevents so many people from seeking help.
Bupa are the Journalist category sponsor.
As an undergraduate, Anna wrote for student publications. She developed excellent communication skills while holding a number of senior PR posts, firstly in TV and then with law and property firms. However, from her early 20s until she took her own life aged 36, Anna suffered from depression. In recognition of Anna's courage in fighting her demons and to help raise the profile of mental health, The Anna Sargent Family Trust is proud to encourage young people to speak out by sponsoring the Student Journalist award.
The Anna Sargent Family Trust are the Student Journalist category sponsor.
Smart sexy and glamorous, Lipsy is a multi-channel fashion brand recognised for creating statement dresses, elegant occasion wear and must have fashion collections.
Today, Lipsy is fast becoming a one-stop fashion destination with 43 retail stores, 60 concessions within Next stores, 58 franchise stores in nine countries, three high-profile digital marketplaces, and more than 100 fashion brands under its Lipsy & Co umbrella, taking London to the world.
Lipsy are proud to support Mind, a charity chosen by Lipsy staff, and to encourage positive portrayals and open conversation around mental health. We look forward to building an impactful relationship together and to help make a difference to the lives of people across England and Wales.
Lispsy are the Soaps or Continual Series category sponsor.
For 12 years, Counselling Directory has been building a happier and healthier society connecting millions of people in need of mental health support to more than 14,000 professional counsellors nationwide.
Our network of directories provides detailed guidance on more than 450 different mental health topics and conditions. Our journey has been underpinned by our team's own experience and determination to provide the information you need, concisely and transparently.
In March, our family grew as we created Happiful Magazine, the UK's only lifestyle magazine purely devoted to both mental health and wellbeing. Now exclusively on Waitrose shelves in hundreds of stores, it mixes inspirational true stories, in-depth interviews with key celebrities, charities, public figures, along with actionable advice from professionals. All in an informative and accessible monthly magazine.
Together we continue our mission to promote positive wellbeing and eradicate the stigma surrounding mental health issues of today and tomorrow.
The Counselling Directory are sponsoring the Digital Champion category.