Sunday 12 May, 2019

The Goldsmiths’ Company Joins with The Lord Mayor’s Mental Health Awareness Week Appeal


The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity is pleased to partner with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, to support Mental Health Awareness Week.

The annual initiative, set up by the Mental Health Foundation, raises awareness of mental health and inspires action to promote good mental health for all.  Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from Monday 13 May to Sunday 19 May 2019.

The Lord Mayor’s Mental Health Awareness Week Appeal #EndTheStigma

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re highlighting some of the charities supported by The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity that provide effective services for those with or recovering from mental health difficulties. Below are just six of many amazing and inspiring charities the Goldsmiths’ Company Charity has proudly partnered within the last year with grants.

Key Changes is a charity which uses music to help people recover from mental illness, develop social and vocational skills, and improve expression and self-esteem. The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity provided £4,000 towards their Young Music Leaders Programme, which over two years will benefit 45 young people leaving hospital-based, specialist mental health services in London. To learn more click here.

Bromley Community Counselling Service provides a counselling service for people who may be struggling with personal, emotional, or mental health difficulties and assists them either to find new ways to make a fresh start or come to terms with things that can’t be changed. The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity provided £3,000 towards their Long Term Counselling Service, which serves around 361 clients annually at a significantly reduced cost, in an effort to tackle complex mental health issues for those without access to therapy. To learn more click here.

Young Minds is the UK's leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.  Their aim - to ensure all young people experience the best possible mental health. The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity gave a grant of £30,000 to Young Minds for their Parents Helpline Plus project, which provides resources and assistance for parents during times of crises involving their child’s mental health. Below are a few testimonials from parents:
 

 

A parents testimonial about Young Minds's Parents Helpline Plus

A parents testimonial about Young Minds's Parents Helpline Plus

To learn more click here.

Brent, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind is part of the national Mind charity, which seeks to build better mental health and wellbeing through coping skills, positive changes, social outreach and general wellness. The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity provided a grant of £30,000, towards supporting young people transitioning from youth mental health service provision to adult care in the community and independent living.
To learn more click here.

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people.  It aims to provide support for young people through online resources, social media and their confidential helpline. The Mix provides support ranging from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity awarded The Mix a grant of £15,000 for core costs such as providing information, counselling, signposting and website content targeted at early intervention for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.
For more information click here.

NXG Trust is a local charity based on New Cross that provides a wide variety of services to the local community including adult learning courses, recorder clubs, sewing clubs, calming mindfulness sessions and yoga classes, environmental lessons for schools, gardening clubs for adults; employment support and more. The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity provided NXG Trust with a grant of £2,000 for their weekly Sewing Group Sessions, which aim to improve mental health, increase social interaction, build confidence and tackling loneliness. For more information about NXG Trust, click here.

It’s anticipated that there will be a sea of green as 250,000 Green Ribbons, the international symbol for mental health awareness, are to be distributed to hundreds of companies nationwide. We will be showing our support by encouraging our staff and members to wear the green ribbons during Mental Health Awareness Week. Ribbons will also be available on our reception desk to all visitors to Goldsmiths’ Hall, the Assay Office and Goldsmiths’ Centre, in support of the campaign. Together we can help #endthestigma.

To learn more about The Goldsmiths’ Company’s Charity, the various types of charities, organisations, educational and trade projects it supports, to learn more click here.

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