Royal Mail have made a strategic commitment to supporting mental wellbeing and over the next three years will focus their charitable support on this area. As part of this commitment, Royal Mail will fund a number of peer support projects at some of our local Minds through a specially set up Grant Fund. These peer support projects will reduce isolation of people experiencing mental health problems and help them to feel better able to cope.
Lily Heinemann, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Community Investment at Royal Mail Group said: “Royal Mail are delighted to be supporting Mind. Ensuring that people who have or are affected by mental ill-health both in our business and in communities throughout the UK, are getting the support they need is a priority for us. We hope that our partnership with Mind will help those directly or indirectly affected by mental health and that together we can start to give mental health parity with physical health and break the unwarranted stigma associated with it.”
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind said: “We are delighted that Royal Mail have chosen to support Mind through the provision of grants for local Mind’s peer support work. This support means we can continue our vital work funding programmes which provide support and advice to people battling mental health problems when they need it the most. On behalf of the team at Mind, and everybody we support, thank you.”