Each year, our Board of Shareholders nominate a charity for our team to support.
We are delighted to confirm that we have raised over £18,000 for Rethink Mental Illness, through a series of fundraising activities involving our staff, partners and affiliates.
This year, we have held a charity Golf Day in June, completed a sponsored Water Wipeout "X-Runner" challenge in July and most recently hosted the Scape Group annual charity quiz night, all of which contributed to raising this fantastic amount.
We are enormously grateful to everyone at Scape for their hard work this year. Donations like this mean we can do so much more – £18,000 is equivalent to the cost of answering calls from 472 people in need of practical support and information through our award-winning Advice Service. Services like this couldn’t continue without people and businesses donating to us.Thank you Scape for helping us support more people affected by mental illness.– James Fletcher, Head of Corporate Partnerships
About the charity
Rethink Mental Illness believes a better life is possible for people affected by mental illness and their carers and families. Since 1972 they have brought people together to support each other. They provide over 200 services and 130 volunteer support groups that change lives and challenge attitudes about mental illness.
Every year Rethink Mental Illness help around 60,000 people overcome mental health challenges, live independently and realise they are not alone. Jonny Benjamin shared his story after trying to take his own life. Watch the video below to find out more about how Rethink Mental Illness helped him:
If I’d known much earlier that I could have found free information and advice on the Rethink Mental Illness website, or spoken to someone on the phone, I don’t think I would have found myself on the edge of a bridge about to take my life.– Jonny Benjamin
How they help
Providing mental health training is one of the key ways Rethink Mental Illness helps to change the experience of people affected by poor mental health. Rethink supports a variety of different audiences, through local services, partnerships and contracts which are managed and delivered by their dedicated Learning and Development team.