Please note, this is for the use of Veolia employees only. Veolia’s company Charity of the Year is Mind - who have been speaking out for better mental health for 60 years and is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.
Do Your Own Thing
31 December 2011
All money raised goes directly to Mind, Veolia's Charity of the Year.
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Veolia Environmental Services Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Dominique Mallet said:
"Veolia’s first ever Charity of the Year partnership is a hugely exciting venture and we are really looking forward to working with Mind as we believe they are campaigning for a great cause that affects so many. At Veolia we are committed to making a positive impact in communities across the country through our corporate responsibility work and I hope we can build on this through our partnership with Mind."
We have set ourselves a target of raising £100,000 for Mind in the first year. This will be achieved through corporate sponsorship and staff fundraising and go towards helping Mind campaign towards their vision; a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.
Despite the fact that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems in any one year, there is unfortunately still a taboo attached to mental health problems. It is an important part of Mind’s work to challenge these taboos, to try to end discrimination and encourage everyone to accept that mental health problems are not something to be ashamed of.
The money we raise will go towards helping Mind to support the 1,972 adults admitted to mental health hospitals in England each year.
MindinfoLine answers 25,000 calls each XX, just £100 would keep the vital lifeline open for an hour.
£250 helps a local Mind association to provide mental health awareness training to individuals, providing them with the ability to recognise when someone is experiencing mental distress.
£700 helps to establish a carers’ support group, providing support and information to the loved ones of people experiencing mental distress.
Each week 104 people in the UK will take their own life. Just £1000 helps a local Mind association to train people in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), ultimately saving lives.
For more information about Mind please visit their website.