If you did not already know, Saturday 10th October was World Mental Health Day. Prioritising and talking about mental health have never been more important than it is now. With the stress of dealing with the Coronavirus crisis, lockdown, furlough and not meeting up with family or friends, it can affect us all in different ways. The future is currently very uncertain, so it is important to know that it is OK to not be OK.
In order to help raise awareness on this important topic, Impact IT Solutions organised a fundraising day on Friday, 9th October for the Impact team with 100% of the money we raised being donated to the mental health charity, Mind. Mind provide advice and support to help anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
As a bid to raise as much money as possible, we had a dress down day and staff could wear what they liked. There was a cake sale provided by some of the bakers of the team, we even had cupcakes baked and decorated with the Mind charity logo on! To add to the day, we put together a fun “spin the wheel” raffle with great prizes to win. This was a fun activity that everyone enjoyed on a Friday afternoon.
Our fundraising efforts raised £145 for Mind Charity which was an excellent team effort and we know it is going to a great cause. If you would like to contribute to such a worthwhile charity you can by clicking the link which will take you through to our JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/impact-it-solutions-ltd
#DoOneThing with Mind
If you are not able to donate but would still like to help, then take the advice of Mind and just do one thing. One thing that will make either yours or someone else’s day, whatever that might be. This could be going for a walk, learning a new skill, doing something creative or taking the first steps to getting support for yourself, or reaching out to someone else.
If you are struggling in any way and need help and support, then please reach out to someone. The following website provides you with all the numbers that you can ring to start your journey to better mental health: www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/helplines-and-crisis-contacts