Over 5,000 of the firm’s employees selected the three charities based on specific projects that they put forward. In addition to traditional fundraising, the firm will dedicate time and skills, such as strategy advice, analytics, finance and project management, to support each charity.
Bob Thust, Director for Responsible Business at Deloitte, said: The response from our people has been fantastic and demonstrates the importance of our charity partnerships to our firm. We want to offer more than the typical fundraising, which often only offers a temporary solution, and aim to make a real difference for each of these charities.
By using the skills and expertise of our staff, we believe we can leave a lasting legacy that will continue to help each charity long after the partnership comes to a close. We’re planning to raise more than £2 million for them during the next three years, supporting their vital work, but also offer professional services skills that are often too costly and can make a real impact on their business.
Over the course of the partnership, we want to make sure anybody with a mental health problem can get help when they need it, whether that’s at home, in their community or in their workplace. Deloitte will help us reach over 10 million people by increasing the capacity of our helpline, introducing new technologies and expanding our training programme to employers.
"None of our past or present partnerships delivers the scale of impact that working with Deloitte can bring to promoting good mental health, particularly in the workplace.
This is an encouraging sign that mental health is increasingly being recognised as a cause that people really want to support."