News Archive September 2021
Suffolk Mind shortlisted for a national award
Independent mental health charity, Suffolk Mind has been shortlisted for a coveted Investors in People Award 2021. The shortlisted category highlights the amazing work they have done in supporting people in a third sector organisation following what has been a record-breaking year for entries.
The Investors in People Awards celebrate the very best organisations and individuals from around the world across various organisational, people, wellbeing and leadership categories.
Suffolk Mind is an accredited Investors in People organisation which means that the principals and practices around supporting people are in place and everyone understands how to use them to make work better.
Jon Neal, CEO of Suffolk Mind said: “We’re really pleased to have been shortlisted for this award. Our team at Suffolk Mind works hard to support the people of Suffolk and each other making it a fantastic place to work. We ensure we practice what we preach supporting the wellbeing of our staff and volunteers so they feel a sense of meaning and purpose and achievement in their work.”
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, commented: “Now in our 8th year, it always makes me feel immensely proud to see so many fantastic organisations staking their claim to be the best. And every year, the entries do get more and more competitive and the judging even tighter. Reaching the final shortlist is a testament to the amazing commitment these organisations are making to make work better for their people, and they truly deserve this recognition.”
The Winners will be announced at an online ceremony on the 23rd November 2021.
For the full shortlist and more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeopleawards.com.
Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 28th September 2021
Suffolk Mind to be presented with a cheque for £5,000 to help support more people with their mental health
The Oddfellows friendly society are presenting Suffolk Mind with a cheque for £5,000 at an event to bring people closer together this weekend.
The Family Friendship Garden Party has been organised by the Oddfellows society as part of their friendship month. The aim is to bring people around the county together, to build friendships and tackle loneliness. It is being held at the Redwood Centre in Stowmarket on Saturday 18th September between 2pm and 5pm. As well as the cheque presentation there will be live music and entertainment for the whole family.
Each year the society makes donations to various charities; in 2020 they raised over £184,000 for charities across the country.
David Randall, Immediate Past Grand Master of the national Oddfellows society said: “We are pleased to be in a position to assist a number of charities each year in our area and it gives us great pleasure this Friendship month for Oddfellows Nationally, to make this donation to Suffolk Mind in the sum £5,000.
“We understand how important it is to care for our own members, friends and family and we recognise the outstanding contribution that Suffolk Mind has played, in our community in the support and wellbeing of venerable members of our society, particularly as we continue through these most difficult of times.”
Lizzy Tuthill, Community Fundraising Coordinator at Suffolk Mind said: “Our CEO, Jon Neal and I are really looking forward to attending this event on Saturday. We are so grateful to the Oddfellows for donating an amazing £5,000 to Suffolk Mind, which will help us in achieving our mission of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.”
Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 16th September 2021