Eden Futures raise awareness during Mental Health Awareness Week

17th May 2017 | By | Reply More

Staff and service users at supported living provider Eden Futures raised £900 during Mental Health Awareness Week, for national mental health charity Mind.

 

Co-ordinated by the Mental Health Foundation, this years’ campaign aimed to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health.

 

Eden Futures’ supported living schemes and offices across the UK got involved with a number of events including raffles, a silence day, cream teas, washing cars and a community fun day.

 

A member of staff has also planned to participate in a 135 mile bike ride at the end of May, adding to the fundraising efforts which will hopefully reach over £1,000.

 

Awareness of mental health was raised during the week with a social media campaign highlighting how individuals at Eden Futures are supported to thrive in their everyday lives.

 

CEO at Eden Futures, Andrew Lennox, commented: “Supporting individuals with their health and well-being is something we feel very passionately about and I’m very proud of the efforts of our staff and services users for raising awareness of mental health issues.

 

“The figures highlight how common mental health issues are amongst the population here in the UK and our national fundraising efforts will support individuals to receive the support and guidance they need.”

 

Brenda Bateman, Eden Futures’ Activity Coordinator, added: “A big thank you to all the communities for coming together and supporting such a worthwhile cause. I would also like to thank all local businesses for their generosity for our charity events.”

 

 

Eden Futures support over 750 people in various settings, with over 1,600 staff members working to support, sustain and develop the service.

 

 

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