Suffolk Mind marks its 10-year anniversary ahead of World Mental Health Day
Ahead of World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th October 2020, Suffolk Mind is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by launching a new fundraising campaign.
The independent mental health charity became Suffolk Mind in 2010 through the merger of East Suffolk Mind and West Suffolk Mind.
Jon Neal, CEO of Suffolk Mind said: “We have achieved so much in 10 years, since the two organisations came together and started to work towards making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
“Much has changed in the past decade and Suffolk Mind has moved with the times, adapting our services to the needs of the population as much as we can.
“Central to our work has been the Emotional Needs & Resources approach that forms everything we do. We’re on a mission to enable everyone in Suffolk to learn about their emotional needs, and develop their innate resources to get them met in healthy ways. We’re now working in schools, communities and workplaces, making them better environments for mental health, and enabling people to help themselves and those around them.”
To mark the milestone, Suffolk Mind has launched a ‘10 for 10’ campaign where people are being encouraged to donate £10 to the charity so it can continue to support the community of Suffolk for another 10 years and more.
On World Mental Health Day, Suffolk Mind is also releasing ‘10 ways you can support your own mental health’, written by the Head of Mental Health Education at Suffolk Mind, Ezra Hewing.
Ginny Idehen, Head of Business Operations at Suffolk Mind said: “We would love to use our Birthday to create a real buzz around what we do, and encourage people to help us to do more.
“By making a donation to Suffolk Mind people are helping us to continue the work and services we provide to our local community.
“We run services that are helping people right now such as counselling and support over the phone day and night and we are constantly developing new services, training and resources in order to improve people’s lives in practical ways.
“We want to ensure we are here now and into the future to continue to provide this support.