2019 sees the launch of a three-year partnership with the leading global insurance provider Allianz, which is aiming to raise £1m for our work across the UK to develop greater mental health support services for children and young people.
It is a little-known fact that 3 children in every classroom in the UK have a mental health problem such as depression, eating disorders and anxiety and over half of adult mental health issues have started by age 14, with 75% by age 18. This partnership aims to address these problems early and build awareness and support of young people from today.
Our partnership has kick-started with Allianz employees across the UK signing up to a number of fundraising activities in support of Mind and our Scottish Partners SAMH.
Jon Dye, CEO, Allianz UK said: ‘I’m delighted to mark the launch of our exciting new charity partnership with Mind. It’s impressive to see what our employees are doing at such an early stage to support the work that Mind do to create resilience and help people stay mentally well.
‘I’m looking forward to seeing how the partnership will bring benefits to both organisations over the next three years, through our fundraising efforts to support Mind’s activity and expanding the mental wellbeing and resilience support we currently have in place for our people at Allianz.’
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said: “We’re delighted to hear about some of the fantastic ways Allianz employees intend to raise funds and awareness for Mind throughout this year. The money raised will help to fund our vital work including Mind’s Whole School Approach, supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils, teachers, parents and everyone involved in school life. With Allianz aiming to raise an incredible £1 million, together we can continue to be there for people who need us, when they need us the most.”